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The 3 Must-Have Files You Need For Your New Logo

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Let's get excited about file types! No really. It probably sounds pretty darn lame, but knowing which file type to use for your new logo + when can be super helpful if you want it to always looks its best.

7 Deadly Website Mistakes

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Okay, maybe they're not exactly deadly. But these 7 common website mistakes can potentially make the difference between a visitor checking you out + taking action or peace-ing out because they don't connect with you.

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The 3 Most Important Pieces of Information That Your Website Needs

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Everyone needs a website at this point. If you don't have one for your business, chances are that you're missing out on a good number of opportunities.

Free Wallpaper for may 2022

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Hello hello, internet friends! It's yet again a new month, this time bringing spring/summer weather and what is typically a slower time of year for me.

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Why Hire a Graphic Designer for Your Logo

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Your logo is the literal face of your business. It’s the first thing people see and the main visual image that they will remember. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that yours is making the right impression from the very beginning.

Getting Started with SEO

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So, you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a shiny new website for your business to take things to the next level. But what good is even having a website if no one can find it? That’s where SEO comes into play.

How To Start Your Brand With A Mood Board

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One of the first steps to take when you start the branding process is to begin defining your brand. It’s also probably one of the more difficult tasks and involves a lot of time spent thinking about your business and target audience. What appeals to them? What do they like?

Graphic Design Dictionary | Web Basics

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This month I’m starting a new series to help explain some of the common terms that I use everyday as a graphic designer, but that may not be as commonly known to others.

Graphic Design Dictionary | Print Basics

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If you missed it on the blog earlier, I created a post called Graphic Design Dictionary to help explain some of the terms that I use in my daily life that may not be common knowledge to everyone. In the post I defined some basic web terms that you should know if you have or plan on having a website.

Free Wallpaper for November 2021

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Hello hello fine people of internetland! We’re hitting the homestretch of 2021 and those of us in marketing (and I’m sure loads of other people in general) are really starting to feel the pressure.

Free Wallpaper for October 2021

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Hey freaky friends! It’s finally autumn and Halloween month! Who’s excited? I’ve been a bit lackluster about Halloween the last few years, but I’m feeling the itch again to do something fun or dress up as something weird.

Accessibility Upgrades For Small Business Websites

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I’ve been having conversations with clients and doing research into accessibility + ADA compliance for small business websites. Sounds super exciting, right? Well whether it’s exciting or not, it's important.

3 Types of Logos & Which is Right for You

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There are three main categories that I typically group logo designs into: illustrative, iconic, and typographical. All three have many great attributes, and each also has drawbacks. But the best way to know which is the right one for you is to figure out how you will mostly be using your logo.

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Free Wallpaper for May 2021

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April was about 30 seconds long, I swear. So much has been going on the past few weeks that it went by in the blink of an eye. And with everyone getting vaccinated I’m sure we’ll all be getting even busier and busier now that we can socialize again (YAY!!).

Free Wallpaper for May 2019

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Hey friends! It’s May and I’m here for all the Justin Timberlake memes. The weather’s warming up, grass is getting greener and spirits are starting to lift. This month the free May wallpaper design is inspired by spring growth and is made from a recycled floral illustration that wasn’t used in a client’s logo design. But she deserved to have her day in the spotlight. Grab this beaut’ to decorate your digital devices using the links below and please share and enjoy!

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Why You Should Resize Your Photos Before You Post

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There’s nothing worse than going to a website only to sit and wait for all the photos to load (ok, there are plenty of worse things…but hear me out). With today’s web surfers getting more and more impatient, a slow loading site can mean that your audience is bouncing before they even get to your information. Not to mention that you will get better SEO results for images that load fast because it provides a better user experience (Google loves a fast loading website).

Free Wallpaper for October 2020

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I opened the front door of our house this weekend to feel the crisp air and smell the cool scent of fall on the breeze. It’s refreshing after a ridiculously long, hot summer here in Denver and I’m looking forward to what I’m sure will be a short autumn before winter hooks it’s claws into us.

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Free Wallpaper for August 2020

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Hello fellow humans! I’m happy to announce that I’ve made it through July hanging on by a thread. It’s been a crazy month filled with 90+ degree days, lots of toddler chasing, and trying to keep on top of client work while maintaining some semblance of sanity. But let’s get to the reason you’re here.

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My Top Tips For Writing Web Content

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Obviously in my opinion, your visual brand is what makes the very first impression on your website and hooks your audience. But once they’ve decided to stay and look a little closer, your content is what’s going to keep them there. First off — what is website content? Your content is the meat of your site. It’s all the writing that tells people about you + your business. It’s the literal voice of your company, and it can be one of the hardest parts to nail down during the web design process.

Free Wallpaper for August 2019

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Hello all you heavenly beings out there! I’ve got a current branding client who’s materials are inspired by adventure and spirituality and I’m looooooving the designs that we’re coming up with. So much so that I had to create the FREE digital wallpaper design this month based on her inspiration. Bless all your screens with this beautiful design and enjoy! Download the size you need here: Desktop Size , Mobile Size or No Calendar Version.

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Free Wallpaper for July 2019

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Are you a cake cone or waffle cone kinda person? It’s hot as balls here in Colorado this week and that sun is a scorcher, just in time for the 4th of July! So cool down with this FREE digital wallpaper design with all the ice creams. Slap this sweet little ditty on all your screens to fancy them up for the month. Please share and enjoy! Download the size you need here: Desktop Size , Mobile Size or No Calendar Version. PERSONAL NEWS Nothing too crazy to report here this month.

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Free Wallpaper for February 2019

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Hello and happy February! I’m switching things up a bit with the monthly wallpaper post format. So first things first, may I introduce you to the FREE wallpaper design for February ? This one was so fun to create and really therapeutic to draw all the little pattern elements while sitting in the coffee shop where I sometimes work. My future sis-in-law said it gives her major Saved By The Bell vibes and I take that as the highest of compliments.

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10 Blog Post Ideas For Your New Website

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Did you know that blogging is one of the best ways to improve your search engine rankings so you’ll appear higher on Google? Everyone poo poos on blogging, but it could be the one thing that truly helps you get in front of more people. I get it, I get it…you don’t think you have anything good to say that anyone would be interested in. Or you feel stupid talking on the internet when it feels like you’re just shouting into the void.

Free Wallpaper for December 2019

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Happy December + last month of the decade! I can remember my dad hanging up our Christmas lights every year outside our house. My mom loved the sleek looking strings of all white lights but dad always liked those huge, colorful lights that were real popular in the 80s. I’m with you, Dad!

Free Wallpaper for January 2019

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Happy New Year, friends! I just spent the last two weeks relaxing, traveling and updating my portfolio. And let me tell you, it’s been so refreshing. I’m all charged up for 2019 + excited about my business and what’s in store. Last year I got to work with some of the best, most gracious clients. I found a great flow + process for my packages and feel like I’ve really hit a groove with freelancing finally.

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Free Wallpaper for August 2022

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HEY-O! We’re headed into August full steam ahead! I typically see a summer slowdown that picks back up around back-to-school season, and I’m anticipating this season to be no different.

How To Create a Design Direction For Your New Logo

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Designing a logo is more than just creating a pretty looking icon or choosing fonts and colors. A lot of time and consideration should be put into how you want your logo to look and {more importantly} WHY you want it to look a certain way. Before you even get started on the design, you should take some time to decide on the design direction of your new logo to make sure that you are properly representing your business and starting your brand off on the right foot.

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3 More Tools I Use To Run My Business

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Last month I wrote a post about the 3 Tools I Use Every Day To Run My Business and I got so many responses letting me know how you were able to start streamlining your processes with these online services.

3 Tools I Use Every Day to Run My Business

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Running an online business is real hard, you guys. And when you're trying to go it alone and there are one billion + one tasks on your to-do list, it makes running your business even more of a challenge.

How To Level Up Your Online Presence

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Face to face in the real world, it’s fairly easy for people to get a feel for what it’d be like to work with you. But online, it’s harder to get the full picture of who you really are and what you’re like. And if you don’t have any presence online at all, it can be a red flag for someone who might not think you’re not a legitimate business because they Googled you, and the only thing that came up was your Xanga page from 7th grade (yiiiiiiikes! ).

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Free Wallpaper for April 2019

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Hello and happy April! I’m so happy that Spring is finally here and the green is starting to poke it’s head out of the ground. Anyone else start craving all the veggies when spring starts? I’m obsessed with this illustrated wallpaper pattern for the free April wallpaper design featuring some of my favorite veggies and also a little drummie for good measure! Freshen up all your screens with this little ditty using the links below and please share and enjoy!

Free Wallpaper for March 2019

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Hello, hello! March is here and so is the FREE wallpaper design for the month. This month I’ve whipped up a pattern that’s just cute to death with happy little heart-eye skulls in navy + gray — my favorite colors! Grab this bad to the bone digital download below and keep scrolling for an update on what I’ve been up to + some super exciting news! Download the size you need by opening the link and right clicking to save.

Crafting An Intentional Homepage

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You don’t have to tell me twice, writing the content for your website is freaking hard. Where do you even start? What the heck do you put on the homepage? What even is a homepage?

Free Wallpaper for July 2022

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Happy July, my friends! To be honest, the last week leading up to July has been very hard for so many people here in the States, including many of my friends, clients, and myself. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling very patriotic at all with the Independence Day coming up.

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Be Less Professional, Get More Business

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“Marian told me that she thought you were a robot.” These are the words that my business buddy confessed to me after her friend hired me to design a landing page for her copywriting business.

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Quick Tips: SEO & Blogging With Squarespace

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Blogging is a great way to engage with your target audience, position yourself as an expert in your field and (bonus!) improve your SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization.

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Free Wallpaper for June 2022

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Hi there! It's already June and summer is officially getting started now that we're past Memorial Day. I just got back from a Mexico vacation last week, and I'm already looking forward to taking some time off during the slow months of the summer.

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How to Establish Trust On Your Website

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When people visit your website there's always an end goal. An action you want them to perform, a product you want them to buy, some sort of next step you want them to take towards hiring you. But how do you get people to do these things?

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How To Add Personality To Your Brand

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I recently had a conversation with a friend about who my favorite people to work with are and I realized that one thing all my favorite clients have in common is that they’re brimming with personality.

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Free Wallpaper for April 2022

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Greetings, fellow humans! We are entering the month of April and the other day I just saw some tulips sprouting. So there’s hope that we’ll soon be enjoying warm weather again! I can never decide if spring or fall is my favorite season, maybe both, because who says we have to choose?