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Building Credentials – the Best Online Resources for Working Professionals Continuing Education

I, like many other liberal arts majors, found myself lacking the technical skill set and business acumen coveted by today’s market after graduation. So naturally I turned to the web in an effort to round out my resume. However, what I discovered was a rapidly growing world of over 7,000 massive open online courses (MOOCs) and a very daunting question: How do all these e-learning platforms stack up against one another in the eyes of potential employers?

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Logo-A-Go-Go! Identity Design at MindActive

We at MindActive are admittedly a technical bunch – we’re always showing off our latest projects with cutting-edge web and digital technology (apps, holograms, motion graphics, and so on). However, this doesn’t mean we’re uninterested in more traditional forms of graphic design. On the contrary, we bring the same passion we have for those techie marketing programs to our print and logo design projects.

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Why You Should Be Enabling Macros and Writing Them Into Your Spreadsheets

For many Office 365 users, the “Enable Macros” dialogue box inspires uncertainty and trepidation. Rather than simply clicking “Cancel” every time, here’s a helpful guide for understanding when to enable and when to steer clear.

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Data Visualization - History, Examples, and Practical Applications

Byron Sletten, a partner at MindActive, and futurist Kim Gordon recently discussed data visualization for Mind Matters at Lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO; see this video for a sample of the interview.

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More, More, More! Going Maximalist In Graphic Design

For years, designers have embraced the ideals of elegance and simplicity. When in doubt, you could always fall back on the time-honored traditions of grid-based design, modern sans-serif typefaces, and minimalism to produce Good Design. It was a philosophy that was reliable, safe …. and, perhaps … boring? Many designers have been restless for change, to take risks by embracing the messy world of color, texture, and pattern.

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