Be kind to your readers

Be kind to your readers

In my previous blog article, I described some principles of good visual communication. I discussed the roll that good graphic design plays in effective visual communication. Design concepts and principles are ageless, while the need to become more proficient in using...
What is good communication design?

What is good communication design?

What is good communication design? Since my book, Graphic Design Exposed, was published in 2012, I’ve been asked to speak to a variety of organizations. I discuss the roll that good graphic design plays in effective visual communication. Design concepts and principles...
Thought provoking post hiatus

Thought provoking post hiatus

I have been on hiatus from posting on Facebook and my CarenHackman.com and YogaPainter.com sites. Even though, in my professional life as a graphic designer, I do plenty of posting for others, I’ve taken some time from personal posting. It’s been a time of learning,...
Congrats to Aidan for Best in Show

Congrats to Aidan for Best in Show

I’d like to congratulate my talented student, Aidan Skolnick for winning a Best in Show ribbon at this year’s ArtiGras festival in Jupiter, Florida. Aidan has been coming to my studio for just under two years for art lessons. I had the joy of watching this...
Welcome to YogaPainter

Welcome to YogaPainter

Many of you know me personally, or through my art and design work. Yoga has been an integral part of my life since November 2010. I have only recently brought these two passions together, in a personal passion project of mine. I’d like to introduce you to...
Beautiful pet images

Beautiful pet images

Every morning, this month, when I come to the studio to begin work, I am greeted with superlative pet photos taken by Capehart Photography. That is because I am working on the layout and design of the Publicity Hound annual magazine for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue...