A Brief Guide to WordPress and GDPR Compliance

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1527435733465{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law that took effect on May 25, 2018. The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world. Basically, after May 25th, […]

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15 Trends in Graphic Design for 2018 – Philip VanDusen

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/dcc1VyGvaYk”][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1524680541131{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Kudos to Philip VanDusen for his incredible research and presentation resulting in the video 15 Trends in Graphic Design for 2018. I want to share it here for anyone interested in graphic design. Below are screens of the various trends depicted in the video.[/vc_column_text][mk_fullwidth_slideshow images=”11900,11901,11902,11903,11904,11905,11906,11907,11908,11909,11910,11911,11912,11913,11914″ stretch_images=”true”][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1524680814684{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]According to his website, Philip […]

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 – PANTONE®

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 Multi-faceted palette broadens opportunity for self-expression with 12 call-out shades and 4 seasonal classics Laurie Pressman, Pantone Color Institute, September 6, 2017 Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing […]

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Rose Quartz & Serenity Colors in Use

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Trends for fashion colors are released two times a year by Pantone. Sampler always contains 10 colors including fashion inspirations and also suitable combinations with other colors from the top ten.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][mk_gallery images=”10502,10503,10505,10507,10508,10509,10510,10511,10479,10480,10523,10524,10525,10526,10527,10528,10529,10532,10533,10534,10535,10536,10537,10538,10780″ style=”style1″ item_spacing=”2″ orderby=”rand” item_id=”1449280494-566243eeb2129″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_image_slideshow images=”10481,10482,10483,10484,10485,10487,10488,10489,10490,10491,10492,10493,10494,10495,10496,10497,10498,10499″ image_width=”800″ image_height=”1200″][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Rose Quartz & Serenity — PANTONE Color of the Year 2016

Rose Quartz & Serenity — PANTONE Colors of the Year 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919 For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity, as the PANTONE Color of the Year. According to PANTONE, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue […]

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COLOR PREDICTIONS 2016/2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] COLORS AHEAD COLORS WE’D LIKE TO SEE NOW, IN 2016, AND BEYOND   Predicting colors of the future is never easy and the power is often in the hands of the color industry that produces inks and dyes for any products from fabrics to plastic and car paint. That aside, looking around us and applying imagination to what […]

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COLORS AND PATTERNS

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] COLORS AND PATTERNS While researching patterns from various time periods for a client project, I came across the work of the Irish artist Patrick Scott (1921–2014). Trained as an architect, he did not become a full-time artist until 1960. In his gold paintings, Scott incorporated geometrical forms in gold leaf […]

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UP NEXT: CUBA – TRENDS AND COLORS

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Up next: Cuba In the article Introducing Cuba, Loney Planet states that Cuba is “Timeworn but magnificent, dilapidated but dignified, fun yet maddeningly frustrating; Cuba is a country of indefinable magic.” Cuba is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars, rum, and colorful vintage cars. Havana, the capital, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its […]

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iStock: Design Forward – Design trends for 2015 – #8

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”http://holtermann.design/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/dynamic-women.png” image_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Webinar recap: 8 design trends for 2015 iStock by Getty Images’ visual trends expert, Rebecca Swift, shared eight new trends for designers.   #8 Dynamic women Move away from the cliché. Today’s images of women celebrate individuality and identity – women with a story to tell.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovTBReB5wQw”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text] DESIGN FORWARD OVERVIEW [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/111878640″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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iStock: Design Forward – Design trends for 2015 – #7

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”http://holtermann.design/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/all-kinds-of-people.png” image_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Webinar recap: 8 design trends for 2015 iStock by Getty Images’ visual trends expert, Rebecca Swift, shared eight new trends for designers.   #7 All kinds of people Celebrate the assortment that is humankind. Select images that honor the real world: gay couples, blended families, people of all shapes and sizes.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5CyAxEbtGg”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text] DESIGN […]

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iStock: Design Forward – Design trends for 2015 – #6

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”http://holtermann.design/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/super-still-life.png” image_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Webinar recap: 8 design trends for 2015 iStock by Getty Images’ visual trends expert, Rebecca Swift, shared eight new trends for designers.   #6 Super still life Order, neatness and beautiful product arrangements give still life imagery new life. Use it to showcase the inner-workings of business, beautifully.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rmgMDs6J_Q”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text] DESIGN FORWARD OVERVIEW [/vc_column_text][vc_video […]

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