This pattern was originally created for a client as a brand background and it was so much fun to play around with this soft color palette + simple shapes to make a retro, bubbly design. I took an Instagram poll to see if this should be the free wallpaper design for September and got a resounding YES. So here's what the people asked for! Grab this beaut' below and plaster her all over your screens. And please SHARE AND ENJOY!Read More
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. Keep reading below to find out what they are and correct them before you lose more customers.Read More
It's August already and the sadness that summer is slipping away is starting to set in. I'm not ready to let it go, that's for sure. But here in Colorado the end of summer also coincides with peach season! I'm keeping my eye out for those roadside fruit stands so I can get a case or two of those Palisade peaches and taste the last shreds of summer in those juicy buggers.Read More
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. I loved hearing your great feedback so much that today I'm sharing 3 more online tools that I use on a regular basis to help run my business smoothly. And you're in for a treat because these ones are all FREE! Let's dive in.Read More
Hey guys! July's here and it's already been one heck of a summer! I've been super duper busy with work projects, but this last week or so I've had a little break which has been amazing. I even had some time last week to add a few new portfolio entries that I'm over the moon about (check out the new branding for HQI here and the full web + branding for Catch Whodunit here).
But let's get to the real reason you're here. The new FREE wallpaper design for July is all about 'MERICA and is chock full of spangles. Splash this puppy on all your digital devices for a little patriotism (or just because you like stars!) and please SHARE + ENJOY!Read More
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. Luckily there are tons of tools you can use to help you be more efficient, stay organized and hopefully keep a single shred of your sanity. This week I'm sharing 3 online tools that I love and use everyday to help run my business smoothly.Read More
Hello hello! Happy June! I feel like I say this every month -- but man, did last month fly by or what?! I've been crazy busy with work and it's been my best month EVER in business. Plus, I somehow managed to book out until September. (So heads up if you've been thinking about getting into my schedule that you'll want to ask sooner rather than later!) I've been working behind the scenes on some amaze-balls brands that I'm SO excited to share, but they're not quite ready yet. In the meantime, you'll just have to settle for this summery FREE wallpaper design for June.Read More
We all know how important testimonials are for your website (and if you don't, then you totally should check out #3 in this article). Testimonials add social proof that you're as darn good as you're claiming to be, and they reassure your visitors that you're trustworthy. But displaying all those testimonials on your site can take up SO MUCH SPACE. People are probably getting carpal tunnel from scrolling for five years. So a great alternative is to set up your testimonials as a slideshow. That way users can browse through them much easier and it's nicer to look at with your eyeballs.
Watch the video tutorial to see step by step how I make a testimonial slideshow in Squarespace or take a peek at the instructions below.Read More
April has been one of those months where it felt like everything and nothing happened all at once. Personal highlights of the month include: taking two ski days, attending a very intense Wrestlemania party, joining a Wednesday night trivia team and experiencing my first drag queen bingo (so frickin' fun!). Business highlights include: wrapping up a beautiful gold-foiled invitation suite for the Children's Museum, cranking out 2 logo designs and a website design, and filling up my schedule all the way through June. So overall, I'd say it's been a pretty eventful 30 days.Read More
Believe it or not, colors are tied with a psychological and emotional response for us humans. When you put on a bold red lip for the day, you’re telling the world to watch out for your confidence. When you choose the bank with the blue logo, it makes you feel like your money will be well taken care of. When you look at the bright yellow flowers sprouting in your neighbors yard, you feel a sense of warmth and happiness because spring has arrived. Those are all examples of how color can say something without actually saying anything. So you can see how important it is to know exactly what the colors your choose for your business are saying about your brand.Read More