Event Horizon: The Impact of Industry Events on Austin

As we rev up for the fall festival season, here’s how the industry impacts Austin all year long. According to the latest figures from the Austin Center for Events (ACE), there were 818 festivals or special events hosted throughout the city in 2013. While many residents may resent the throngs of eager attendees, the financial boon for the local economy cannot be denied.

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1 million square feet of office, multifamily, retail projects lined up at The Domain

The Domain continues to draw new development — almost as much as downtown Austin, which is undergoing its own unprecedented construction activity. Projects at The Domain in North Austin near Braker Lane and North MoPac Expressway range from a four-story Restoration Hardware store to an 11-story, 300,000-square-foot office building to an upscale multifamily development. Developers… ... Read more...

A History of Graphic Design As Told By 18 Classic Posters

GIFs are funny but fleeting; websites might convey more information—but if you really want to make a point, you design a poster. A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt focuses on the cultural impact of this persuasive graphic design medium and the science behind what makes posters in particular pack their visual punch. 125 posters… ... Read more...

5 Tips to Improve Your Design Business

You probably became a designer because you’re a talented artist or graphics professional, not because you like the business side of things. But a designer without clients is like a chef without customers – they can cook all they want, but they won’t be able to pay the bills. With that in mind, here are… ... Read more...

Designing For Large Format Printing

When it comes to file preparation of large-format imaging, there’s a different mode of thinking. The traditional rules of file dimension and resolution used in standard offset printing don’t necessarily apply. Where traditional print methods have you working in the 300-dpi (dots per inch) range, large format basically reverses that thinking altogether. This is where… ... Read more...

MILLER Creative Printing featured on KVUE

MILLER Imaging & Digital Solutions was happy to provide creative printing services for the recent summit on the State of Texas Children hosted by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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Historic Register Grows in Austin

The historic value of Austin has not been overlooked by the National Park Service. Six locations in Austin were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, ranging from an architecturally significant home on Park Boulevard to the German American Ladies College on 11th Street.   Cranfill Apartments The Cranfill Apartments on Cliff… ... Read more...

Hospital vs. Storm: Designers Aim to Keep Hospitals Open During Disasters

By: Ed Avis When Hurricane Ike rolled over Galveston Island, Texas on September 13, 2008, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) received a knock-out punch. Winds reaching 110 miles per hour pounded the 100 buildings of the 85-acre medical complex, and a 15-foot storm surge washed through the campus, flooding the lower level of… ... Read more...