Author Archives: Emma Reed

About Emma Reed

Emma is CCPI's graphic designer and has been working with the team for the past three years. She loves reading, her cat Willie, and flannel. So much flannel.

The Debate Over Paid vs. Unpaid Internships

The debate over paid versus unpaid internships has been raging for many years now. It might seem obvious; you are doing work and using your time for the advancement of a company. You should be compensated in some manner. But what is the correct form of compensation? College credit? Money? Nothing at all save the […]

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Creating Your Personal Brand as a Writer

Branding. We hear that word a lot nowadays. The first thing you probably think of is graphic design or big corporations. However, writers (now more than ever) also need to consider building their personal brands as they begin to put their work out in the world.   The word branding is used widely today, and […]

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Cow Poop, Humor, Success.

Ever tried selling a literal box of cow poop to someone? No? Well, the staff at Cards Against Humanity did for Black Friday, and they had 30,000 buyers. They also made over $70,000 by selling — wait for it — nothing. People actually paid $5 to get absolutely nothing (Cards donated this money to charity; […]

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Design & Publishing: 5 Tidbits of Wisdom for Anyone Just Starting Out

I like to believe that I have it all figured out—at least when it comes to design.    That may not be true,  but as a graphic designer with a publishing initiative, I’ve definitely learned a few things along the way. Graphic design and publishing go hand in hand. When an author writes something, they […]

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Shedding Light on the Publishing Industry

“Print is dead.”


You’ve probably heard this before. Many believe this statement is the end-all for this form of publishing. On the other hand, there are publishers everywhere breathing a sigh of relief as they read of the abatement of the eBook trend. The constant tug-of-war between these mediums points to a larger problem: the out-dated, over-complicated, and increasingly expansive system through which people publish their written work. Of course, we can point to the emergence of new technologies and industries as a primary reason for the convolutedness of the publishing industry. But what can be done? Continue reading