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Ask the Expert: Typography Talk with Brian Hoff

Ask the Expert is a weekly series here on Design Informer. For this week's theme, we will be talking about typography. Brian Hoff is this week's expert.

Brian is a graphic designer from the always-sunny Philadelphia. He collaborates mostly on corporate identity and branding, but is also experienced in building all kinds of quality, strategic design, both in print and on the web.

In addition to his design services, he also writes for the popular graphic design and creative business blog, The Design Cubicle. The blog not only teaches, inspires and helps other designers, but also focuses on client education and design awareness, while showcasing his work, creative processes, and personal practices.

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Where Do You Work?

Assuming that you have a choice available with no outside factors involved - choosing whether to work from home or a rented space/studio is a decision every freelancer should spend time thinking about. Importantly, it's a question that one should probably ask themselves at regular intervals of their freelancing life... There is no right or wrong answer; it is ultimately a personal decision for the lone freelancer.

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Wallpaper of the Week – Shine On

This is the fourth edition of Wallpaper of the Week here at Design Informer. This week's wallpaper is entitled Shine On. The wallpaper was designed by none other than myself. "Shine On" is much my attempt at designing someshiny, outer-space text. This wallpaper was inspired by two of my favorite artists, James White and Barton Damer. Go ahead and spruce up your desktop with this amazing wallpaper.

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Incredible Black and White Typography

I love the use of different colors in design. Designs that use vibrant colors really attract my attention. I've definitely done my part in showcasing colorful designs.

Today, we will be focusing on black and white. In the world of design, black and white definitely have their place. Using black and white can definitely add a touch of class as well as a classical element to a design. Just take for instance, black and white movies. Because of the lack of color, these movies automatically generate a classic feel.

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Ask the Expert – Using WordPress to Build Large Scale Websites with Derek Herman

Ask the Expert is a weekly series here on Design Informer. Building large scale websites with Wordpress is the theme for this week. Derek Herman of Envato is this week's expert.

Derek Herman is a 28 year old web developer residing in Portland, Oregon. He started Valen Designs in 2006 while still in college and working as a graphic artist.He is an experienced UI designer and becoming more and more of an established backend developer with each day that passes. He is also a web developer at Envato and he was also in charge of building out the network of websites that we all visit daily, the Tuts+ Network.

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Some People Actually Read: Sparing a Thought for ‘Readers’ in the Design Community

The ever burgeoning web design community has received numerous plaudits for its incessant dedication towards collaborative information sharing. Tutorials, CSS website showcases and open source web development projects are some of the many treats available to the knowledge-seeking design enthusiast. Social media networks too have been thoroughly utilised in promoting the vast amount of material available for designers, amongst other like-minded visual arts aficionados. But what is there in store for the ‘reader’? – The normal thumb-twiddling average Joe who has a keen appreciation of visual aesthetics but is first and foremost a reader.

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