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Get a cuppa and put your feet up. Have a read through these articles to know what goes on in the design realm. We hope this brings ideas, creativity, education and makes you think outside the box for your next design. Enjoy!

Image optimization tool

Is your website’s images loading slowly? It’s probably because you have uploaded large image sizes. Below is how to fasten up your website speed and how to optimise any image. Optimizilla uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink an image file to the minimum possible size while keeping […]

5 Typography Tools Every Designer Needs to Know

Every designer loves good type and knows how important typography is for a design. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about web, print or packaging, we all know how crucial it is to use the proper typography for each of our projects. Talking a little bit about definitions, I love when I read Wikipedia’s definition of […]

The Hipster Infographic Alphabet

How to Price Photography Sessions

Photographers are always trying to work on their pricing menus. The layout, the font, the content, the prices themselves, it’s enough to cause a headache for days. It’s funny how something that looks so simple can actually be quite complicated. Pricing is very much a psychological game. I spent 12 years in the corporate world […]

Your graphic design dictionary!

  3 Color RGB RGB refers to the color mode used on electronic screens and online in which red, green and blue light are combined to produce an array of colors. Because RGB is viewed on backlit screens, a printed image may not always match up exactly to how it looks on-screen. Linked Terms: CMYK, Pantone 4 […]

Going to Print? Understanding Colour Profiles

Whether you are printing a single logo or a full promotional brochure, you want your marketing products to look sharp. Given this, it is important to understand the science behind color creation and printing techniques, so you can make educated decisions about how to produce the best images for every project. Understanding Color Profiles To keep your […]

4 techniques for combining fonts for branding

Struggling for which font to pick for your logo? This article was sent to me by a friend which helps you combine three hierarchies of typefaces and not make it look ‘messy’. Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet […]

Mouse’s Story

To enable Millie to focus on her passion for visual communications, Millie started Design by Mouse in 2009. Graduating with a Bachelor of Communications (Media/Production) (UTS) in 2008, Millie has pursued her career with verve and vigour, gaining exposure and experience through a number of internships and working for 3 years at Sydney’s largest printing […]

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