Posts tagged Graphic Design
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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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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Why You Should Work with A Squarespace Circle Designer

The reason I wanted to share with you that I, myself, am a handy-dandy Squarespace Circle member is because there is a lot of great benefits I get to pass on to clients! And, if you’re a designer yourself, I'm pretty sure this will encourage you to take the leap as well!

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Introducing the Resources Page (Plus a Peek at my Favorite Branding Designers)

Today, we’re talking all things resources! It’s recently come to my attention that we’re all in the same boat here—somewhat guessing as we make decisions for our business and future of our business while writing down half sentences of ideas and trying to dissect them later.

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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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2-Minute Guide To Basic Design Principles

When it comes to design, people get a little weary. But, just because you didn't go to art school or study design in college doesn't mean you can't kick butt with basic design princples. Below are three categories of design: typography, color and layout. Follow these guidelines and you'll quickly realize that design ain't got nothin' on you, boo.

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