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Elena Nazzaro
By Elena Nazzaro |
IN Grow |

How to Take a Break and Increase Your Productivity

There are loads of articles praising productivity. They explain how to pack more into your workday, multi-multi-task, and squeeze every minute of every day until every last drop of work can be extracted.

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Elena Nazzaro
By Elena Nazzaro |
IN Grow |

How to Get Better at Pretty Much Everything

A few summers ago, I decided to do something I’d always wanted to do: learn to play guitar. Luckily for me, my husband (a professional music teacher) was on hand when I had questions.

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Elena Nazzaro
By Elena Nazzaro |
IN Design |

How to Make Web-Based Designs Work in Print

You love your new website. Really, really love it. You love it so much you want to base a targeted mailing piece on the graphic design. Or you want to create a leave-behind when making a sales call, and you need a sales sheet or brochure that reinforces your branding. With each, you want to create a specific message in print, and draw people back to your site.

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Elena Nazzaro
By Elena Nazzaro |
IN Design |

Calling All Curls: Be Smart About Quotation Marks

Anyone who calls themselves a designer (or strives to be one) should know the basics of typography. Even if you’re not a designer, you may be asked to proof a letter, review a brochure, or make a design decision. Take your work to the next level by using  “smart” quotes—that is, quotation marks and apostrophes that are curly and point in the correct direction.

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Elena Nazzaro
By Elena Nazzaro |
IN Design |

What Everyone Ought to Know about Color Printing from Computer Documents

There’s color on your screen, color in your professionally printed brochure, color that comes from your desktop color printer. The problem is, the red you see on your screen almost never matches the red you print out of your printer, and the red you print out of your printer almost never matches the job once you get it professionally printed.

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