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The Elements of Good Design

Consciously or unconsciously, consumers are constantly choosing good design. Whether browsing the aisles of the supermarket or thumbing through the pages of a magazine, viewers are always making decisions based largely upon what is visually appealing to them. Good graphic design plays a major role in this process. Graphic design is the art of orchestrating imagery, typefaces, colors, shapes and other visual elements and conducting these elements into a harmonious, visually compelling message, the ultimate goal of which is triggering…
November 21, 2013
Design

Tips for Graduating Designers

Certainly one of the most exciting and frightening times in a young graphic designer's life is preparing to walk across his department's stage and step out into the career World. In a time of economic uncertainty, the prospect of job-seeking can intimidating to say the least. Here are few tips that may help, comfort and encourage those individuals. Polish Your Portfolio First and foremost, ensure that your portfolio is in top-notch shape and ready to show. These days, the majority…
November 21, 2013
Design

The Death of Good Design

It occurred to me the other day as I was making my drive down Hwy. 40 from Raleigh to Charlotte, that there was something missing along sides of the road - something that, 2 or 3 years ago was present in abundance. Was it billboards? No. They're still there dotting the landscape in all their "glory" making their 36 x 10 ft sales pitches to passers-by. No; what, to me, was conspicuously absent was something most people probably haven't missed…
November 21, 2013
Design

The Dye Course Gets a Photoshop Makeover

Even for the finest resorts with the most magnificent natural scenery, it's tough for courses to compete on the pages of the top magazines or the most popular websites. Photoshop has become the go-to tool for designers to bring that magical "And God Spoke..." aspect to their clients' photography. 90 Degree Design is one of the best in the industry when it comes to bringing storybook artistry to photographs. This featured photo was originally shot by Bob Dalto, one of…
November 21, 2013
Company News

We’re Movin’ Out!

This Friday (March 1st) we will be away from our computers for the day while we move. After two years working out of our Johnson St. office, we have decided to pack everything up and relocate to the other side of town. Don't worry - we will still be located in downtown Raleigh (we would never leave!) but we have a new address and a new view from 302 Jefferson Street. Please update your records accordingly. We will have limited availability…
November 21, 2013
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Recently Launched Websites – Centennial Park & Open Door Yoga

February is the month for celebrating love and we want to show some love for our existing clients. This week we launched our newest website development project for Centennial Park Townhomes, a new project for a previous client, and a website re-design for Open Door Yoga. Centennial Park Townhomes - www.centennialparktownhomes.com - Earlier this month one of our favorite clients contacted us with a new project that he is starting, and asked if we could design marketing collateral and build…
November 21, 2013
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Dear Hosting Clients

Recently, one of our clients was the victim of a hacking attack.  It has brought the importance of maintaining security on our own server to protect the accounts that we host on it to the forefront of our minds.  Part of this process includes keeping your website updated to the latest security patch available for the CMS that your website is built on. This service is not something that comes "standard" with most hosting packages since it has to do…
November 21, 2013
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Recently Launched Websites – Active Ergonomics & Bija Hot Yoga

Happy New Year from the 90 Degree Design Team! We are happy to announce that we are kicking 2013 off in a big way by launching two website re-designs. Both websites are for local businesses based here in Raleigh, NC - Active Ergonomics and Bija Hot Yoga. Active Ergonomics - www.actergo.com - Active Ergonomics® was founded with a mission to promote pro-active ergonomics through education, the assessment, and the solution. Many companies fail to take the steps to ensure that…
November 21, 2013
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Pugs and Pie, Oh My!

Pie? More Please! - We have returned to Raleigh after hours of eating, napping, and spending time with our family in Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving break. We even went to a long walk on the (freezing cold) beach! When Winston got home he passed out on the bed and slept for 16 hours straight! I (Rita) stayed up and helped put up the family Christmas tree. And now for some pug news! For just over 2 years, 90DD has been working…
November 21, 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving from 90 Degree Design!

Giving Thanks - This has been a great year for 90 Degree Design so far! We are so thankful for our families, our friends, and our clients. As a company we are looking forward to launching new websites, new marketing campaigns and starting new projects, but in the immediate future we are most looking forward to eating a ton of delicious food Violet-Beauregarde-style and steering clear of the Black Friday sales (okay, maybe we will venture out to Best Buy for…
November 21, 2013