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White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating Visually Through Print, Web and Multimedia Design

White Space is Not Your Enemy coverYour introduction to design, layout and visual communication.

Written for the beginner, White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from Web to print.

Co-authored by Rebecca Hagen, Principal of Sky Lake Design, and Kim Golombisky, former PR and Advertising pro, feminist scholar and Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, WSINYE is used in classrooms across the U.S. and is published in five languages.

Rebecca Hagen designed the covers and page layouts, as well as the majority of the illustrations inside the book. To learn more about this process and to view sample page layouts, visit the WSINYE portfolio page.

For more information about WSINYE as a text book, Visit the White Space is Not Your Enemy website at

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January 29, 2017 in create + communicate

A New Moo Review: Moo Luxury Online Printing

I won’t lie, I’m a paper snob. As a graphic designer, I believe that my business cards (yes, I have them) must demonstrate my understanding of visual layout and provide…

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December 8, 2016 in create + communicate

Help! I’ve lost control of my website!

I firmly believe I could make an entire business out of helping people recover “lost” websites. The stories are similar: the client who set up his/her own site years ago,…

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October 21, 2016 in create + communicate

White Space is Not Your Enemy: By the Numbers

The 3rd edition of  White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web & Multimedia Design has finally arrived. Kim Golombisky and I received our…

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September 7, 2016 in create + communicate

The Apple Told Me So: Semiotics in Campaign Signs

A few weeks ago, while sitting at an intersection, a mushroom crop of roadside campaign signs (’tis the season) caught my eye. One sign stood out from the others—it had…

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August 1, 2016 in create + communicate

What can you do with Adobe Spark?

I don’t usually pay attention to DIY design software or apps for the amateur market. As a professional graphic designer (I have Adobe CC and am not afraid to use…

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