The Art of Creating Proposals your Clients will not Refuse

The most successful and important proposal in my life was a quick win. With the ring decision aside, it was based on three fundamentally important ingredients: clarity, timeliness and problem-solving power. My intentions were clear and unambiguous, the offer was made in due time and solved a relationship evolution dilemma that all couples inevitably face, sooner or later. Simply put,…

These aren’t the fonts you’re looking for…

The other day I was on location with a customer, and as they are a secure site I was not allowed to bring my laptop any further than the security locker at the font desk. This I don’t mind as I would usually just leave the laptop at home, but this time it really was a bind, I needed my…

Designers’ Guide to Float through the Invoicing Process Successfully

Designers are one of the most interesting professionals of the world. They love their work and do it at their best; however, most of them absolutely freak out when the project comes down to the invoicing process. Basically, all creative professionals find it difficult to handle the money matters, however, money is what they work for and money is what…

Top 50 Graphic Design Photoshop Tutorials from 2011

What a great year 2011 has been for the Photoshop community. With so many new Photoshop tutorials being published daily it has never been easier to learn a new creative techniques that will help reduce your learning curve substantially. In this yearly round-up we have collected the best of them. It covers Illustrating & Painting, Photo Manipulation, Poster Design, Text…

Our Top 20 Posts from 2011

2011 has been Speckyboy’s best year yet in terms of growth. More great readers and followers, more great authors, more great sponsors. However, at the core is (hopefully) great content here on Speckyboy. And just to recap some of our best content, here are our top 20 Speckyboy posts of 2011. Top 20 Speckyboy Posts of 2011 45 Free eBooks…

Our 50 Favorite Web Designs from 2011

Below are 50 (non-ranked) of our favorite web design from 2013. These sites were chosen based on our appreciation of their web design choices, innovation, and because they had that wow factor that made us simply like them. Some of the best and brightest trends we’ve seen this year (2011) in web design include responsive web design, single page scrolling…

Retro Video Game Posters and Official Artwork

The gaming industry has undergone some mindblowing changes in just a few decades. It seems like only last year that Super Nintendo games were skyrocketing into stardom. Yet now in closing of 2011 we’re seeing brilliant HD graphics running through custom PC rigs, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Nintendo Wii consoles. Even with such advancing technology you can never…