Notes from the Studio

Don’t Compromise, Be Strategic: Quality vs Speedy vs Inexpensive Design

So many new entrepreneurs spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get fast, cheap and good design. Time that they could be spending on growing their business. They want to have everything perfect up-front with amazing, eye-catching design… but they’re also really excited and ready to launch their business so they want it done quickly… and they probably don’t have a ton of money to spend on design, so they want it done inexpensively. The problem is, there is no such thing as Quick, Cheap and Great. Sorry to break it to you, but unless you … Keep Reading»

What’s a Style Guide? Do I Need One?

To truly create a professional and trustworthy brand, you need to be cohesive and consistent. Just imagine if you keep changing your logo, if your colors don’t match across social media and if your materials look completely different each time. For someone who doesn’t know you well enough, they might think they’re dealing with completely different companies. We definitely don’t want your clients getting confused! That’s why I always include a guide with all my logo design projects. Simply put, a style guide is a set of standards you can follow for consistency. What should a logo style guide include? … Keep Reading»

What do YOU want to learn from me?

Hello lovelies! I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve written on here. I got a little overwhelmed trying to figure out what to talk about next and the more I didn’t write something, the more I felt the next article just has to be AWESOME! You know, to make up for lost time. Time just kept going by as I tried to figure out what the best content to send out was and nothing was being created. Has that ever happened to you? It can be frustrating, but in order to end that nasty vicious cycle, all you … Keep Reading»

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Oh the heartbreak, the drama! Yes, as you may have heard there’s been some major issues with site passwords going around. I can write you a big long post about this, but Mashable has already done it so well, that I’m just going to just let them do the heavy lifting. Here’s an excerpt. Long story short, just change your passwords to be safe! An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use … Keep Reading»

Tribe Finder Podcasts with Farideh

A marketing podcast that sounds like Ellen Degeneres meets Seth Godin meets Beyonce? Yup! Farideh has created the Tribe Finder Podcasts to help entrepreneurs find their niche and create a community around them. I got to know Farideh during our work with Kristen Domingue and I’m super excited to see that she’s put this series together. Below is a description of what to expect, please take a moment to check out her podcasts, like and subscribe. You’ll listen to entrepreneurs like yourself who give amazing advise and Farideh certainly makes it fun to listen to! The Tribe Finder podcasts will … Keep Reading»

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