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Websites That Inspire

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Ryan Stout No Comments

At Astute Communications, every project begins with one goal: to create an inspiring online presence for our clients. But in order to build things that inspire, we must be inspired ourselves – a tall task in today’s hectic world. Like most of us, I find nature inspiring. Adventure as well. As a business owner, a husband and a […]

3 Helpful Books on Content Writing

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Anna Stout No Comments

If you’ve been following my podcast series, From Discovery to Design: 5 Steps to Designing your Website, then you heard this week’s segment on the importance of content in a website build. In this day and age, strategic content is a challenge and is often not given the attention it deserves. There are so many […]

Discovery to Design Podcast: Episode 1, Wireframing and User Flow

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Anna Stout No Comments

Welcome to our 5 part podcast series elaborating on 5 crucial steps for planning a new website project. With the help of my friend and talented podcaster, Clark Buckner, we were able to touch on points to get you through the entire process from discovery to design. If you are a business owner, company representative, or anyone […]

A Cheat Sheet for the Novice Typographer

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Anna Stout No Comments

When discussing typography for web and print designs, technical terminology often is required for accurate communication. Below is a short list of typographic terms to get you started, as well as a few general design terms. This brief primer to the typographer’s vocabulary can help you navigate any conversation about the typography used in your […]

10 Awesome Stock Photo And Video Sites

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by AC Team 2 Comments

Visuals can make or break a design. If you don’t have a professional photographer or videographer on staff, or if you need imagery that is difficult to capture, consider using high-quality stock photography or video to enhance your designs. Included below are 10 incredible sites where you can download beautiful stock photos and videos. Where To […]