Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She is a Senior Editor for Creative Content Experts, a company that specializes in guest blogging and building backlinks. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Tara's articles

  1. DesignFestival: 20 Best Resources for Creating Autumn Designs

    ‘Tis Autumn at last and time to start designing for the times! This is one of the seasons where you have lots of options. You can stick with the Halloween vibe or go with a harvest tone, but where to begin? We’ve rounded up a few ideas you can start with from your standard design elements and tools — from backgrounds to brushes and even some CSS color palettes to get your create juices flowing. Backgrounds Whether you’re designing for a newsletter or brochures , backgrounds set the stage.

  2. 20 Best Resources for Creating Autumn Designs

    ‘Tis Autumn at last and time to start designing for the times! This is one of the seasons where you have lots of options. You can stick with the Halloween vibe or go with a harvest tone, but where to begin? We’ve rounded up a few ideas you can start with from your standard design […]

  3. DesignFestival: The 3 Most Prevalent Movie Poster Design Trends of 2011

    Well, the big summer blockbusters have come and gone at this point. With Harry Potter’s last installment over with and the latest round of Marvel movies exiting theaters everywhere, we’re wondering if there’s anything to look forward to for the rest of the year! The good news is that we have had lots of movies in 2011, so we have lots of designs to analyze. For decades, the big marketing mogul of movies has been posters. So what’s been happening

  4. The 3 Most Prevalent Movie Poster Design Trends of 2011

    Well, the big summer blockbusters have come and gone at this point. With Harry Potter’s last installment over with and the latest round of Marvel movies exiting theaters everywhere, we’re wondering if there’s anything to look forward to for the rest of the year! The good news is that we have had lots of movies […]

  5. DesignFestival: Branding: Where Graphic Design Meets Marketing

    While all designers would love it if the pursuit of design could be for purely artistic purposes, well, we all have to pay the rent somehow. So applying design to commercial pursuits — specifically branding — is an excellent place where artistic pursuits and commercial application come together. One example of applying design principles to branding is with Avivo. Denis Olenik was the lead designer, and he has graciously provided us a snapshot of his process in developing a brand from scratch.

  6. Branding: Where Graphic Design Meets Marketing

    While all designers would love it if the pursuit of design could be for purely artistic purposes, well, we all have to pay the rent somehow. So applying design to commercial pursuits – specifically branding – is an excellent place where artistic pursuits and commercial application come together. One example of applying design principles to […]

  7. DesignFestival: 19 Unusual Examples of Typographical Artwork

    Typography is a wonderful part of design and art, turning simple words into stunning compositions. Some of the best typography artists know that choosing the right font and format are just as important as the design itself, whether the font is constructed only for a particular design or the font is Helvetica, whether the design is made of sand or if it is printed on a poster. The following typographical works of art include everything from architecture to digital art to sculptures. Browse through for some inspiration in your own typography and let us know which one is your favorite.

  8. 19 Unusual Examples of Typographical Artwork

    Typography is a wonderful part of design and art, turning simple words into stunning compositions. Some of the best typography artists know that choosing the right font and format are just as important as the design itself, whether the font is constructed only for a particular design or the font is Helvetica, whether the design […]

  9. DesignFestival: A Study of Light Graffiti through the Years

    Light graffiti, also known as light painting or light writing, can be traced back to the early 1900s with photography techniques and is still alive and well today. This article highlights just a few of the more prominent light graffiti artists over the years. Do you know some modern light graffiti artists that should be included in this list? Early 1900s The pioneer of light graffiti can be traced back to photographer Frank Gilbreth and his wife Lillian in the year 1914

  10. A Study of Light Graffiti Through the Years

    Light graffiti, also known as light painting or light writing, can be traced back to the early 1900s with photography techniques and is still alive and well today. This article highlights just a few of the more prominent light graffiti artists over the years. Do you know some modern light graffiti artists that should be […]