Recently, I’ve been hammering out a process for getting organized with my Instagram and have been enjoying the creative process of styling my feed.Read More
Quality photography and graphics can help our websites stand out. They help us build a cohesive online brand and can take a website design to the next level. But we don’t always have the time or equipment to take our own photos.Read More
As business owners, we know a well designed website is a key part of running a successful brand- online and off! Websites help visitors get to know you, like you and trust you. They are the catalyst to growing your email list and in turn - growing your client list!
These days, there’s one MAJOR priority on every blogger’s todo list → Focus on growing your email list.
It's a great way to grow your community, have a reliable spot to communicate with your audience (social media can be unpredictable). Not to mention, making sales from your email list has been proven very effective.Read More
There is an abundance of resources out there for growing your blog and online business.Today, I'm sharing 5 of my recent favorites covering a range of design, marketing & business!Read More
Well, this month ended up being way crazier than expected. Between wrapping up projects before the end of the year (plus squeezing in a couple rush ones!), moving house & the holidays - I'm realizing I probably should have officially started my blog hiatus a few weeks ago!Read More
This was one of those posts that started out as a simple “client gift idea” post and quickly escalated into a full on holiday themed roundup.So, whether it’s for your client, or for yourself, here are 30+ gift ideas, to make the world a little prettier, and even more functional too.Read More
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about how to get together a professional portfolio to get you hired.By now, you have some great platforms to choose from to get your website started. You know the importance of determining your niche and how to create effective case studies.Read More
Back in the day, when I first started getting my portfolio together [grandma emoji] - I did what a lot of student designers do, and slapped up a .jpg of the final image. I had a simple grid style portfolio and you could click around and look at the different projects. It was as basic as you could get, and I don’t think it did anything for me.
Over the years, I’ve found myself bookmarking A LOT of resourceful websites for designers. Some are great for finding design goods while others help take your skills to the next level. And some, I use every single day!
Today, I’m sharing my all time favorites- from where I find inspiration to what I use for bookkeeping. Let’s get started!
Portfolios are a designer’s best asset. A professional portfolio can help you find a job, attract clients for your freelance business and help you stand out as a leader in your niche.Read More
A solid process is integral to taking your designs to the next level. It can help with staying organized by laying a solid foundation when you get started. You’ll improve your client communication by learning more about the client’s brand, mission and audience. Plus you’ll impress your client with a project that is guided by this information.Read More
Hey guys! Today I’m going to be sharing an introduction to brush lettering.
As I’ve mentioned I’m a big fan of using markers for brush lettering because I just feel like I have the most control. But I encourage you to test out a few different brush pens or even paint brushesRead More
As designers, we typically like to get better at our craft, maybe find a specific focus or niche and of course- learn new skills.
Recently I was listening to the Freakanomics podcast and they had a little series, on self improvement, which I thought you would find helpful or interesting which is why I’m sharing it with you.Read More
Sure, there are a ton of great places where you can purchase pre-made textures. But what about creating your own? Watch this video to see how you can make your own textures using photography!Read More