Draw Upon the Fundamentals

Illustration has made a lot of progress over the past 50 years. With advancements in technology, easy to access photo galleries and pre-made brush packs and tutorials.  Starting in the mid-1950’s, the ideals behind illustration took a giant leap forward when Robert Weaver began expressing ideas and taboo notions rather than simply copying everyday scenes … Read More

5ives: Finding That Perfect Pair

Chicken stock, stockyards and stock photography. What do these three things have in common? Stock, standard and similar. We know that stock photography is usually the lowest priced option when it comes to marketing photography, but we also know that it doesn’t necessarily offer the most visually stimulating options for your brand like custom photography … Read More

5ives: A Graphic Revolution – The Artist Makes a Comeback.

From slick and refined designs to hand-drawn, collage-style art, graphic design in 2012 has gone back to the basics. Rough sketches and artisan authenticity are now preferred over glossy perfection. Designers that choose simplicity versus overworked art are leading the pack. A quick glance at the last five years will recall the trends that have … Read More

Absolute Marketing Group Hires Graphic Designer

Moorhead, MN – Absolute Marketing Group announces the hiring of Katie Hamness as a full-time Graphic Designer. Hamness’ responsibilities include: creating and editing graphics for print, online and video, photography and conceptualizing marketing solutions. Currently, Hamness is attending Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and will graduate in May with a BFA in graphic design and … Read More