6 Things You Need To Know When Beginning Editorial Design

*This post originally appeared on Creative Bloq and is authored by our very own Mike Krupsky and CB’s Ruth Hamilton.  If you’re keen to add another skill to your design portfolio, editorial design could be a great place to start. It can be a daunting task for someone who isn’t used to formatting large amounts of text. The skills you’ll need are different to those of other...

How We Unwrapped Extra Creativity this Holiday Season

The holidays are a great excuse to boost creativity. Our team of designers and developers work tirelessly on some great projects for our clients, but the holidays present a challenge to design something extraordinary, for ourselves. In previous years, you may have seen our custom designed four packs of craft beer, our “cheesy” holiday cards and cheese assortment, and our handcrafted paint cans equipped with...

Tips for Designing an Effective Business Card

Business cards generate the first impression of you and your business. If you’re an avid networker, a great design makes a big statement and leaves a lasting impression. Whether you hand out cards to a group of people at a large event, or just a few at a local meeting, extraordinary design evokes emotion and makes you and your company memorable. If you’re like us...

4 Things to Keep in Mind for Your Next Brochure

Custom marketing materials are some of the most important things a business can have. As a tangible representation of your business, a brochure is something that lasts and is passed out at events, meetings, and networking opportunities. Whether it’s a trifold or a two-sided card, designing a brochure can be a tricky feat. To start the design, refer to your style guide for colors and...

Top Podcasts for Designers and Creative People

So you want to be creative. Maybe you want to enhance your already inherent creativity. While books, BuzzFeed stories and videos provide some motivation and information to what we should know about being creative, podcasts are still an afterthought that deserve to be moved up the list. We want to call attention to a few of our favorite podcasts for creative people. The best thing?...

April Showers Bring May Flowers

After this record-breaking winter, we can finally say, “au revoir!” to shoveling snow and puffy winter coats. The Full Circle Design team decided to start spring right with our latest “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Campaign. With tons of melted snow under our feet, we are ready for bright colors, flowery fragrances, and lots of hard work. Once we decided on the concept, our team...

The Process Behind Our Handcrafted Designer Cocktails

After designing our very own Valentine’s Day cards, the Full Circle Design team decided to set our sights on St. Patrick’s Day to create more holiday fun. We wanted to do something more than adding green food coloring to our beer. We wanted to share something creative with our friends, colleagues, and the rest of the web design/development community. Our idea was to create a...

West End House Boys and Girls Club Annual Celebration

FCD was recently awarded the design and production for the West End Boys and Girls Club Annual Celebration (Saturday May 2, 2015) that includes an invitation, a program and event signage. Our initial presentation included three designs with the client selection of one. Our intent was to not only focus on the programs that differentiate them from other Boy’s and Girls Clubs, but do so...