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Mebane graphic design company has team spirit | Business

At first, it seems an odd pairing, graphic design and football. But when you look at the sport, at nearly every level, there are logos, slogans, apparel, signs, and a seemingly endless opportunity for images that project power, strength, speed, commitment, and team spirit.

For years, Rob Avriett had quietly blended his graphic design interests and football coaching, occasionally creating logos and t-shirts for friends and former players who were aware of his creative talents. Avriett brought his collective capabilities off the sidelines in 2018, when the head coach at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, where he was on the coaching staff at the time, suggested giving something special to the players at the end-of-the-year banquet . The players loved the t-shirts, and Avriett immediately knew he was on to something.

“It’s grown organically,” Avriett said. “Someone will say, ‘Hey, we need a piece of apparel designed for this purpose, for this event,’ or ‘The team’s going here to play seven-on-seven, can you design us in shirts?’ Each time I did that, surely there would be a handful of requests that came back.”

Even families with kids in other sports were approaching him to ask if he could design apparel for travel teams, tournaments, and even for the parents to wear in support. Avriett was now coaching for Eastern Alamance High School, and requests for his design services were generally come through word-of-mouth.

In December 2019, he sent an email blast to his growing list of contacts that he and his wife, Kristy Cannell, would be stepping up their side business.

In January 2020, the couple officially launched Wild Rhino Creative, which catered more to the graphic design side of the business, and touted “a desire to match the intensity of athletic competition to creative demand.” In June, Avriett and Cannell, who teaches chemistry at Eastern Alamance, launched the apparel side of their business with the S’Go Eagles website. Avriett handles the graphic design and layout end, while Cannell balances the team by handling the marketing and production side. In the short time their company has been more widely-known, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“It’s grown tremendously,” Avriett said. “It’s grown from a point of doing it one or two nights a week, and honestly, only a couple hours at a time, to now where I’m looking at doing it full time. I’m volunteer coaching, but the rest of the time is committed to either doing a freelance design, or doing the apparel. And it’s awesome.

“Just about every customer wants to say something about their team, their business, themselves, or their cause, without actually saying anything. They ask ‘How can I be unique?’ A big part of this is translating that rapidly rich digital persona to make a statement about something,” Avriett added.

For many of their apparel projects, Avriett and Cannell use a white toner transfer, which is a hybrid process between the traditional cut vinyl and full, direct-to-garment method for jobs that show a lot of

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VistaCreate makes beautiful graphic design easy

This post is brought to you by VistaCreate.

Graphic design software VistaCreate offers an array of tools that can help anyone create effective images for their business or project — optional design skills.

To do that, the easy-to-use graphic design software offers a huge array of templates, free access to a massive library of images and videos, and handy tools, like a new background remover that helps open up your image options.

Even better, the free version of VistaCreate is feature-rich on its own. But if you want even more, you can try the Pro version for a few dollars a month.

VistaCreate free graphic design software

VistaCreate, formerly known as Crello, finds many of its more than 10.8 million users among social media marketers, small business owners and creative types with projects in mind. The free graphic design platform with more than 75,000 templates and a library of 70 million design assets is incredibly useful for a wide variety of uses.

Feature tool: Background remover

With VistaCreate’s background remover feature, you can remove the background from any image, or make it transparent, in just a few seconds. There is no need to spend time doing it manually. You can quickly and easily give a new look to your visuals.

This can prove useful in many ways. Let’s say you start with an image of your product. You can quickly remove the background and make it appear on a plain white background, ready for promotion on marketplaces. You can also remove backgrounds and resize images for various placements, like adding logos on different marketing materials.

Also, you can use the add-on for background remover — an eraser brush. It will help you create designs with multiple objects and get a clearer contour after using the automatic background remover.

Free access to vast image and video library

VistaCreate users gain free access to a library of 70 million royalty-free photos, high-resolution videos and vector art for unlimited use, at no extra cost. In addition to being able to download these assets, they can be used anywhere.

Choose from millions of royalty-free images to make your project look great.
Choose from millions of royalty-free images to make your project look great.
Image: VistaCreate

As VistaCreate said, no other graphic design tool and photo bank offers a royalty-free asset library of this size and quality for such a low price and with unlimited uses. What could be better?

Design templates collection

VistaCreate focuses on up-to-date and up-to-trend designs. Its professional design team works on creating new, unique design and template collections every week. Each features five to 10 graphics, animations and templates. The company also collaborates with popular artists with a unique design vision to make its library more diverse.

Use VistaCreate's templates to produce professional designs quickly and easily.
Use VistaCreate’s templates to produce professional designs quickly and easily.
Image: VistaCreate

Ultimately, what the user gets is a library of industry-specific, professional designs perfect for their business or project. And that includes an interactive color palette that helps you find the right colors and relevant templates.

Key VistaCreate features at a glance:

  1. Access a
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Check out these mini tech gadgets that make life on the go easier

Do you constantly juggle work and other tasks on the go? Lighten the load—literally—with these mini tech gadgets. Discover them in the blog.

Maybe you’re a busy student running between classes. Or perhaps you work remotely and frequently set up shop anywhere. If you spend ample time out and about each day, then this roundup is for you. We’re highlighting our favorite mini tech gadgets that make life on the go easier.

Related: Problem-solving gadgets and accessories you need in your life

If you need more than just a tablet to get tasks done when away from your typical workspace, consider the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2. It’s travel-friendly at just 2.48 pounds, but it offers a high-speed processor and Windows 11.

Then, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus keeps your command center on your wrist, letting you take calls, respond to text messages, view alerts, monitor your health, and more without opening your phone.

Stay organized, efficient, and comfortable on the go with these cool mini tech gadgets.

1. The ZMI PowerPack 10K charges iPhones, Fitbits, Bluetooth headphones, iPads, and more when you’re far from an electrical outlet.

ZMI PowerPack 10K in use in an office

Never run out of batteries while working from a coffee shop when you have the ZMI PowerPack 10K. It boasts a massive 10,000 mAh battery and works with many devices.

Get it for $19.99 on Amazon.

2. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 makes work on the go easier with its 12.4″ touchscreen and fast 11th-Gen Intel Core processor.

A person gaming on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

Travel light and still get serious work done with the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2. It weighs just 2.48 pounds and has the smallest touchscreen of all the Surface laptops. Plus, Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and the 11th Gen Intel Processor keep you efficient and collaborative.

Get it for $599.99 on the official website.

3. The AOHI Magcube 120W desktop charger fits in your palm, charges 2 laptops at the same time, and offers up to 100-Watt PD fast-charging.

The AOHI Magcube 120W charging devices

The best portable chargers these days rely on GaN technology, just like the AOHI Magcube 120W desktop charger. This handy little gadget packs a punch: it can fast-charge a MacBook Pro 16″ from 0% to 45% in just half an hour, making it one of our favorite mini tech gadgets.

Get it for $89.99 on the official website.

4. The Tribit StormBox Micro 2 portable speaker is pocket size and charges your devices while playing music when you’re out.

Tribit StormBox Micro 2 portable speaker in use

Keep a speaker and a charger in your back pocket: the Tribit StormBox Micro 2 portable speaker. It offers a built-in USB-C charging port and plays music with a range of up to 120 feet.

Get it for $59.99 on the official website.

5. The nuka eternal stationery includes an app-powered rewritable notebook and metal pencil. It keeps your handwritten digital

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Anker releases faster, smarter GaN chargers

Charging up your power-hungry devices is about to get faster and more convenient. Anker, manufacturer of our best portable charger pick, has announced a new, third generation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers that promise a smarter and more efficient charging experience in an even smaller form factor. Until recently, silicon was the preferred charging technology used in most laptops and mobile devices.

GaN technology more efficiently converts energy into power, producing less heat so internal components can be placed closer together. This means that even those huge laptop power bricks can now be replaced by more diminutive chargers. Anker already makes a ton of popular USB-C chargers, many of which include a previous generation of GaN.

With its latest products, Anker adds PowerIQ 4.0 technology, which not only tells the charger exactly how much power is needed for each connected device, but constantly adjusts the distribution to make sure each USB port is getting what it needs. Previously, if you had two devices plugged into a multiple port charger, I said a laptop that requires 65W of power and a phone that uses 15W, and you disconnect the phone, your laptop wouldn’t get the extra charge.

With GaNPrime, the charger will recognize that the phone has been disconnected and cleverly redistribute and reallocate the available resources. It also determines which device has the lowest battery level and prioritizes that device. That way, if you need to quickly charge up your laptop before heading out and it’s only at 20%, it will get powered up before a phone that’s already reached 80%.

In addition to reducing the size of the chargers (for example, the Anker 737 GaNPrime 65W charger is 53% smaller than the Apple 61W charger), Anker says GaNPrime saves energy use since more efficient charging takes less time overall. And because the new chargers are compatible with over a thousand mobile devices, you’ll likely need to carry just one. Hallelujah!

To take advantage of this new technology you need one of the new GaNPrime multi-device chargers, which range from 65W to 150W of power output, and a USB-C cable. Here’s what to look forward to.


At 150W this charger has the highest power output of the GaNPrime series. It has three USB-C ports and a USB-A port to distribute that power to, making it capable of fully charging a 16inch MacBook Pro in 1.7 hours.


This 120W charger distributes the power output between two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, so you can simultaneously charge a laptop, smartphone and a smartwatch. It can charge an iPhone 13 up to 3 times faster than an original 5W charger can.


This is the smallest GaNPrime charger with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port outputting 65W of power.


This power bank does double duty. Use it as a wall charger and you’ll get 65W of output, enough to charge a MacBook Pro in 50 minutes. Take it on the go and the 30W output can charge your

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Brain Game: If you could have one useful gadget from a fictional world, what would it be? (Round 7) – YP

Read through the responses to this week’s Brain Game prompt, and choose which answer you like most. Based on a combination of your votes and YP Editors’ picks, we will eliminate one contestant from the competition.

The Japanese cartoon character Doraemon is a robot cat from the future that has many amazing gadgets. Among them, I have always longed to have the Anywhere Door, which will take you to any place you want to go. You just need to think of the destination before opening the door, and you will be there in a flash.

Having an Anywhere Door would save a lot of time and money because I would not need to take public transport. It would be very convenient, too. I would not have to wake up so early before school any more. After I finish breakfast and change into my uniform, I would be at school instantly.

I would also share the Anywhere Door with my family and friends, so they wouldn’t be late for school or work.

In addition, I would use the device to travel around the world. In the morning, I could enjoy the sunrise at the top of Mount Fuji. At noon, I could have French cuisine facing the Eiffel Tower. And at night, I could watch the Northern Lights at the North Pole.

However, what I want most right now is to travel the world and visit all my friends who have left Hong Kong. I miss them so much. I believe they miss Hong Kong, too.

What’s on your summer bucket list?

Contestant 2

The powerful ring of Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, would definitely be on top of my list. The ring can do almost anything, and flying would no longer be a dream. I could fly from home to school or anywhere else, which means I could use the time I save to do something I enjoy, for example, reading or watching films.

I could also use the ring to deal with my enemies. When they hit me, I could dodge them by flying away. I would be invincible, and nobody would be able to hurt me.

What’s more, the ring would allow me to travel through wormholes in space, helping to explore areas in the universe that we know very little about. Maybe I could even collect information about different planets which would help scientists to decide the ideal place where humans can move to.

I would make good use of the ring to protect myself and others against all sorts of difficulties and help humans make progress in all aspects of life.

What would you do if you could stop time for one hour?

Contestant 3

According to newspaper reports, a 10th of the world’s population is facing hunger because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Ukraine war. This problem can be solved if the food replicator from the Star Trek TV series actually exists.

The replicator was originally used to provide food and water on starships,

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