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My life and career have been guided by strong personal beliefs and a keen sense of community. Integrity, creativity, innovation, compassion and courage are my core values. Creative direction, graphic design and project management are the mainstays of my livelihood.  READ MORE→

Caren Hackman’s artwork has been displayed in shows across the United States and she has been selected twice from a pool of national applicants to serve as an Artist in Residence at two National Parks. READ MORE→

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Watercolor Batik workshop

Watercolor Batik workshop

In early April I participated in a fun and educational, one-day workshop to learn a new watercolor batik on rice paper process. I've posted details about my experiences on my sister site. Please visit https://yogapainter.com/batik-watercolor-workshop/

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...