Category: Interesting Articles

Carnivals of Illustration

Monday, May 10th, 2010
It was a ton of fun to be invited back to the Learning Carnival for the 5th year in a row! The Learning Carnival is for the gifted and talented students of Morris County schools. I think they allow kids from grades 3 to 5. The workshop I present is on illustration. (more…)

Fine Art Posts – Removed

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

We have been systematically separating Paul Kiesche Design and Paul’s Fine Art and gallery. The next step was to have separate blogs for the two. We’re happy to announce our newest blog, Underpainting, where you can read all about Paul’s fine art shows, latest work, events, news and soon we’ll show some of the painting process. Please visit the blog and comment on the posts! You can find the blog here or off of Paul’s fine art website We also added an RSS feed to this blog in the left column showcasing the last five post titles.

ADCNJ Awards Dinner

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I recently attended the Art Director’s Club of NJ (ADCNJ) Awards Dinner. We were notified that we won a medal and they would announce it at the dinner. We’ve won awards with them in the past, but this time I wanted to attend their big event.


Sitting on the Social Media Fence?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It is a major understatement to call the social media landscape immense. Millions of people, even in conservative estimates, use Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and the many other types of social networking sites. Facebook’s user-base alone currently outnumbers that of the entire United States. Inevitably, those kind of crowds are going to draw the attention of businesses looking to get their brand message across, as well as “experts” who proclaim they know best about how to do that.

Lessons Learned: Nothing Less than Perfection

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I’m starting a new series of posts called “Lessons Learned”. The series will share some advice based on the lessons I’ve learned as a business owner over the years. I think we all need reminders of the lessons we learn and I hope this can help save you future headaches.

Lessons Learned Series
1. Nothing Less Than Perfection
With this economy clients are demanding lower and lower pricing. I don’t suggest it, but you can decide to lower your pricing if you really want or need the work. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can spend less time on the project or lower the quality of your work to compensate for the lower rate you are receiving.

Art Law 101

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I get many questions about legal issues and copyrighting artwork. This event looks like it may be good for anyone who wants to learn more about art law. I’m always hesitant to post about copyright issues as I’m not sure if I’m always up on the latest news. This may be worth checking out.