Category Archive for ‘Reviews’
I’ve been using various audio production and music creation programs since the late nineties and have dealt with a wide range of advantages and disadvantages. In general, I like my software streamlined, understandable, and intuitive. It doesn’t seem like a lot to ask, but for some reason a lot of your larger and more well [...]
I have had the pleasure of working with MAGIX software Photostory Easy the past week. It is just that very “EASY” and is a super alternative to your current slideshow editor. The interface is extremely user friendly specifically if you aren’t familiar with slideshow editing. I picked it up in about 5 minutes and was [...]
Software review of MAGIX Samplitude 11.5 Producer from the perspective of a podcast producer for both Rookie Designer and Rookie Photog podcasts.
344 Questions? by Stefan G. Bucher is a very interesting book that looks to help creatives think about their current situations, goals and overall happiness with the use of questions… lots of questions! It almost appears like an info graphic and is creatively designed to make answering the questions fun but is nothing short of thought provoking. It truly is a SELF help book that anyone in the creative industry will enjoy.
Art Files is a File Collection Utility for Illustrator documents. Package up fonts and images for sending out and archiving with Art Files.
As designers we tend to be very aware of the environment around us. Unfortunately sometimes that environment becomes much more of a man made one. We tend to forget to look out the window, step out the door and notice where design really all started… in nature. Design by Nature does a wonderful job of [...]
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7 and Designer Pro 7 are the latest updates from UK software company Xara, a sbsidiary of MAGIX AG. Competing in the same arena as Adobe and Corel, Xara brings a software package that allows you to work with in a single program. No need to jump around with multiple [...]
As an independent designer, I was looking for a way that I could accept credit cards from my clients without being robbed by high fees. During my research a friend mentioned they had heard about a service called Square. Square is a credit card system that works with your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Square [...]
There’s no doubt, that the iPhone has changed the way business is done on the go. Working on your own schedule and having a mobile office, makes it easier for the aspiring freelancer to get around to do what needs to be done while on the road. With this, I want to give you a [...]
I’m a big fan of Code Line Software. I’ve been using their stuff since 2006 when my PowerBook came with Art Director’s Toolkit pre installed. Years have passed and much has changed, especially the way we interact with hardware. Even though we still do most of our work on Desktops or Laptops, we find ourselves doing [...]
Xara Web Designer 7 was released earlier this year and recently I had a chance to sit down with the software to give it a really good hands on test. A recent client was looking to have a new landing page designed to attract motorcycle riders to his insurance business. While I am not, what [...]