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Here you will find all sorts of interesting tidbits regarding graphic design, website design, and printing. News on the latest website design principles, interesting facts about design, and more can be found in these blog postings. Click on a blog post below to view that specific entry and to view more entries on that subject.

Drawing in Adobe Illustrator

Drawing in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve occasionally come across those who would like to see my method to drawing in Adobe Illustrator. You see, I don’t really draw/ink on paper very well due to me having a very unsteady hand. Technology helps me realize exactly how I see the illustration in my head...

Math is Better with a Cartoon – Part Duex

Math is Better with a Cartoon – Part Duex

This particular sample is of a cartoon I had the pleasure making for AIMS Educational Foundation. This goes with an educational video regarding Archimedes’ Principle. This video aims to help explain what Archimedes’ Principle is in layman’s terms. So, Archimedes sets...

Artists on the Radar: Shintaro Ohata

Artists on the Radar: Shintaro Ohata

Here at California Dingo Media we like to appreciate those who are breaking new ground in the art world, be it graphic design or fine art... it's all in need of appreciation. We are starting a series here called "Artist Alert" which will showcase a fine artist,...

Motion Graphics for Promo Video

Motion Graphics for Promo Video

Some time ago I was given the opportunity to work on a promo video for a Kansas City area magic act. This duo perform several times a year around the Kansas City area and needed a promotion video to embed on their newly established website (the site is no longer...

Math is Always Better with a Cartoon

Math is Always Better with a Cartoon

I recently finished up a cartoon that will be used in an educational video at AIMS Education Foundation. It’s a 1st Grade math video and this particular cartoon is to help exemplify in visual form what the on-camera talent is explaining to the viewer. So, being geared...

Black Hat SEO Techniques

Black Hat SEO Techniques

Today I thought I would have a discussion on black hat SEO techniques. These are techniques that actually work against you and your SEO efforts. Why “Black Hat”? Remember those old cowboy movies where the good guy wears a white hat and the bad guy wears a black hat?...

A Creative Direction Case Study – Cypress Software

A Creative Direction Case Study – Cypress Software

Quite a while back California Dingo Media was approached by pharmaceutical software company Cypress Software to provide creative direction on their marketing materials by defining their unique business model using custom imagery and crafted design. It started...

Beautiful Golden Spiral, Oh How I Adore Thee.

Beautiful Golden Spiral, Oh How I Adore Thee.

I’ve always struggled with the Golden Spiral in graphic design. I always felt I never really understood it, but yet, I knew it was a powerful beast. I worked and worked on understanding it, getting lectured by my instructor over and over on using it more and then one...

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