Posts tagged Designers
My One-Stop Shop For All Things Design

If you’re a creative and you haven’t heard of Creative Market, I’m here to ease you out of that rock you’re living under! Just kidding (kind of), but this is one of my favorite resources to use when I’m stuck spinning my creative wheels.

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Why Sticking to a Timeline is Key to Your Business’ Success

Here’s why you need to have a timeline: it creates a synergy between you and the client. Not only does it allow you to plan better but you can also deliver your services on time and communicate correctly so the client feels involved and follows through on their side of the deal.

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5 Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before You Hire Them

Hiring a web designer is a huge step for your business, not to mention a significant financial investment. There’s a strong possibility you have several options of people to work with, and it’s important you find one that fits the needs of your business. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is improving your online presence, so let’s set you up for success with these 5 questions!

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My 3 Favorite Contracts For Designers

When people ask for advice about how I handle a client problem, I always ask “What does your contract say?” It’s so crucial to be upfront and communicative when starting a relationship with a client, but you have to have everything on paper to refer back to.

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How to Provide Designers with Good Feedback (And Stay on Schedule!)

When I was younger, I would take personal offense to my work being critiqued because, well, we all know how much blood, sweat and tears go into a passion project. Now that I’m older (and maybe a hint wiser) it’s easier to see the feedback process as more of a connection with the client, as well as a learning opportunity and ultimately creating a project that they love.

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A Peek Into My Client Process

My favorite part of my job is getting to know YOU and what makes you tick. As I sip my coffee and pet my pup, I thought it would be fun to really break down my client process for you and turn the tables a little—show you what makes ME tick!

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My Business in 2018: Tons of Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I took stock of my business earlier this month and wrote down the good, the bad and the ugly. I wrote down what I loved to do most and the tasks I dreaded doing. The result? HUGE changes that will be happening (and slowly implementing) throughout the year.

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Cheat Sheet: Common Design Terms

Have you ever been in a meeting with a client or graphic designer where the meeting is going well and everyone is excited and BOOM. Suddenly you realize you both have been on different pages because you use different design terms to illustrate your project. I've got a cheat sheet that can help you with that, boo.

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How To Get Over The Fact That You're Not An Expert

I’m going to lay some serious truth on you right now. Are you ready? I'm not an expert. And neither are you. We are the luckiest entrepreneurs because technology and skillsets and industries are changing daily. The second we think we’re in a spot to stand ahead of the competition, the world flips a uey and we’re back at square one. 

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3 Common Misconceptions About Graphic Designers

Since the age of 12, I knew I wanted to be a creator. After starting my own knitting business in middle school (well, once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur), my favorite part of the process was creating my logo in Microsoft Word. Yes, you read that right. Before I understood all of the possibilities and resources available to me, my journey started in Word.

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