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Crowdsourcing Design and the Bargain Basement

When I first stumbled on the “crowdsource” brand of design sites years ago I was a little put off to say the least. Now I notice that even stock photos houses are offering logos for sale. Most design or business oriented blogs I visit I get bombed with ads from DIY web design “products”.… Continue Reading

Twitter Conversations

Twitter Marketing“I just don’t get the point.”

That’s the biggest comment that I hear when I discuss Twitter with people. I’ve gotten into the whole microblogging definition and then the necessary explanation about social media and the  benefits, but usually, none of these arguments sway people in the least. They still don’t understand the point of Twitter or why it’s become so popular. … Continue Reading

JV Media Design Privacy Statement

This document was last updated on February 26, 2011

JV Media Design is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website.  By accessing, you acknowledge and fully understand JV Media Design’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement.… Continue Reading

“Spec” Work and the Devaluation of Design

Years ago, professional designers came to realize how doing speculation work (aka, unpaid work “on spec”) took away from the value and compromised the quality of the work. Often times an unscrupulous company would take a design submitted and have another designer work on it who placed a lower bid on the job.… Continue Reading

More Ways To Make Your Business Greener

While “going green” may not be as trendy as it once was, it is a good practice for your business. Many of these practices can not only help the environment a little bit, but also help you save on your bottom line. 

Reduce and Reuse

Some may not consider plastics to be earth-friendly because of the way they are made, however, with certain business supplies plastic might have the advantage.… Continue Reading

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