graphic design software

Industry Insights: The Exploration of Design

Doug Zender has used CorelDRAW extensively since version 4. His goal is to minimize the intimidation of the program and give users the sense that CorelDRAW is a friend, not an adversary. Dougbegan as a design artist, then moved into the sign industry in 1992 doing vinyl graphics. You can contact him at

As you explore the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, or whichever software you use, you may find additional and/or easier ways to reach your final goal. As always, I encourage you to be open to finding solutions that may have escaped others. It seems that the program has so many abilities that I learn something new nearly every day.

—Doug Zender, A&E Corel Columnist