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Design Basics | Kerning

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Kerning is a part of design basics that simply means to adjust the spacing between letters or characters. Let’s face it, no font is perfect (maybe some…). So sometimes, it’s necessary to do a little tweaking to individual space between each letter. Or other times it might be visually appealing to adjust the letter spacing […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Showit

Web Design

It’s my one year anniversary of using Showit.Co exclusively for my clients! When I discovered this program, I was in awe. Mainly, how powerful the software is and two, how affordable it was! For so long, I struggled with putting my clients on a WordPress.com website. It has the most powerful backend, but was a […]

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Instagram Class: Palettes, Patterns and Planning

Business

Are you tapping into everything Instagram has to offer? It changed my life, and can change yours, too. What started out as posting about my side hobby, turned into the business of my dreams and the opportunity to connect with amazing clients around the world. I’m hosting a webinar this Thursday that will show you […]

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How to Track Your Website Analytics

Web Design

No matter kind of business you own, you should be using Google Analytics regularly to check the health of your site, look for possible improvements, and make your site the best it can be. It’s a pretty amazing free tool. That said, Google Analytics can be TOTALLY overwhelming if you’re just getting started. There is […]

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How To Plan A Brand Photoshoot

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I struggled for years with posting photos of myself for my business and I even tried to take my own branding photos. Nothing felt right and I was unnecessarily stressed out. I bet you (and many of my clients) can relate. 😉 Then, I hired a photographer. #hallelujah Branding photos are essential if you plan […]

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Design Basics | File Types

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From print-ready PDFs to .pngs and .ai files, as a designer we are fluent with these acronyms at the end of file names. But, to many of my clients, those tiny little letter can be the most confusing and intimidating things in the world. With a handful of different file type to choose from, each […]

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Design Basics | Free Fonts

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A key to a strong brand design is utilizing a font that is relevant to your industry while also giving your brand some personality. So, that means avoid using the default fonts in either Word or other Design programs – don’t settle for those fonts. Be brave enough to try something new! And with that, this week’s […]

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Design Basics | Pantone

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Have you seen those trendy graphics out there with the Pantone cards? I personally have a set of Pantone postcards because they are just so much fun to bring around with you. The ‘Pantone Matching System’ is a standardized system of colors for printing. Every Pantone shade is numbered, making it much easier for people […]

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Webinar | How to Create a Mood Board for Your Brand

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One of my favorite steps in the design process is when my clients stop dreaming on Pinterest and get to see their brand in pictures, exactly how they’ve always envisioned. A mood board helps you create a place that feels like home, and it’s how I recommend solidifying your brand’s direction, before the design process […]

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