Commercial Design can be a difficult skill to get your mind around. A lot of the skills you will need are not taught to you at college or in online courses. This colloquial knowledge can usually only be gained from working inside the industry, and can have a huge effect on how you successfully navigate designing art for commercial printing processes. So let me pull back the curtain with my 20 years of printing experience. These tips can help you design in a manner that is functional and free of common problems. Design to impress by looking behind the curtain and seeing what really matters and why it matters.