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Responsive Web Design Grid Template PSD: 10 Columns for 1200 Pixels

January 14, 2013 Posted in Design by

Responsive Web Design Template PSD
So last year I promised that no matter what, I’d fine the time to finish the Bright Oak site. But here I sit, it’s 2013, and 27 clients later, I am about in the same spot I was last January. Growth is certainly a good problem to have, but enough is enough. 2013 is going to be the year that I finish the new fluid Bright Oak site, I promise.

Original Content: Hunting the Internet’s Elusive Unicorn

January 4, 2012 Posted in Design, Internet, Motion Graphics, Social Media by

Original Content: Hunting the Internet's Elusive Unicorn
Original content is the Internet’s favorite illicit drug. Those online groups who claim to be the gatekeepers of all that is good, bad and truly ugly on the Internet covet it. You could sell it to the parents’ basement dwelling 4chan’ers or trade it to redditors looking for their next opportunity to karma-whore. So, what is original content and why should you, a reputable businessman or woman, be concerned with it?

Steve Jobs: Free Wallpapers With Quotes

October 6, 2011 Posted in Design, Wallpapers by

Today, we lost a creative genius and one of my personal icons. I will be forever grateful for his innovation and leadership that oversaw the product development of many toys and tools that I use to provide a living for my family. I have included a few free Steve Jobs wallpapers and will continue to add to the collection overtime.

Why Artists, Designers And Musicians Should Pay Attention To Social Media

September 9, 2011 Posted in Design, Internet, Social Media by

Here at Bright Oak, we’re big fans of both social media and design. It’s kind of our thing. But there’s a reason why creativity offline should be carried over into the online space, and it’s more than just the ability to make an extra buck. Proper attention and cultivation of an online presence can make a big difference.

Free Salvador Dali Wallpaper

May 19, 2011 Posted in Design, Wallpapers by

Last week would of been Dali’s 107th birthday. I really would not have remembered if it wasn’t for a tweet that I came across early one morning before work. I typically like to start my day out by browsing through various sites such as Smashing Magazine the new LinkedIn news site and will eventually end up on twitter.

Growing Organic SEO

March 12, 2011 Posted in Design, Social Media by

The concept of Organic SEO isn’t based on environmentally friendly business operations or “green” resources that offset your carbon footprint. Organic SEO is a strategy to out smart the internet snake oil salesman. Don’t get me wrong, there are very reputable companies who can help you with how people search and find your company, but why not help yourself first?

8 Free Social Media Icons

March 12, 2011 Posted in Design by

Everybody loves icons, especially when they are free! So we designed a few for the more popular social media sites for everyone to download, use, share, pin, retweet or do whatever you want with.

Contacting Designers

March 12, 2011 Posted in Design by

Dealing with potential new clients can be frustrating, but this little overview by Sacha Greif at AttackofDesign about the “Do’s and Don’ts of Contacting Designers” may help you set up your own modus operandi. Typically, what we like to do is send potential clients a questionnaire covering most of the “Do’s” in this article.

Legal Guidelines to Keep in Mind

March 12, 2011 Posted in Design by

Making the jump to being a freelance designer has many benefits and drawbacks, but one thing that seems to always elude peoples thinking when making this leap are the legal guidelines you should follow.

RIP Andy Irons

November 9, 2010 Posted in Design by

We created a couple of free downloads for all of the many Andy Irons fans out there and to the surfing community who lost a friend, fierce competitor, brother, husband and soon to be father. Thank you for your incredible surfing, infectious smile and for the thousands of lives you touched, including ours here at Bright Oak.