Don't Be Fontin': Guide to Choosing Fonts

Hey Friends! When it comes to graphic and web design, the right font can make your logo or site look wonderful, beautiful, and cohesive. The wrong font can make your logo seem dull, over-saturated, confusing and it can make your site hard to read. There is essentially no rules to what font you use for your logo, your website, or  even your business cards, but you must be mindful of who your audience is and remember that you business or blog is not for is for your  customers, clients, or readers.  SO there are like a trillion fonts, maybe not a trillion, but which fonts are the best for your logo or your website? How do you choose and use those fonts so that they are beneficial to your readers or customers? 

Posted on November 23, 2015 .

Every Girl Needs a Pair of Pink Bottoms!: 6th & Madison

Today, I am so excited to share my latest branding and web design. I would like to introduce my readers to 6th & Madison: a shoe-line for young girls that are vintage with a modern twist and PINK BOTTOMS! Samantha, the designer of these adorable shoes, was inspired by her daughter named Madison to find traditional style shoes for her daughter to wear. Samantha sketched, hand-picked the thread, and chose genuine leather for each shoe.  I will tell you, as a mother of a trendy 2-year-old daughter, I love those SHOES! Every little girl should have a pair of 6th & Madison Pink Bottoms! 

Posted on November 12, 2015 and filed under Design Board.

6 Surefire Ways to Make Instagram Work For You!

Hey Friends! After Pinterest, Instragram is where is I get most of my business referrals. Mostly because I developed strategy for my Instagram and I wanted to attract a certain follower and a specific clientele. My strategy involves having a consistent and beautiful feed, making it easy for followers to find my website, telling a story, being accessible, being transparent, and using hashtags.  

Posted on November 11, 2015 .

Stop Comparing Website Platforms and Start Creating Sh#t!

I know we have seen all the Wordpress VS Squarespace posts, but let's be real...let's just stop comparing website platforms and start creating sh#t! Like there are no real rules to the business of blogging, designing, or whatever. But the main rule you should focus on is CREATE GREAT CONTENT THAT IS YOURS! Emphasis on "yours".

Posted on November 9, 2015 .

software I use for My Graphic & WeB Design Biz: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

As a designer, I have used so many programs and software to create beautiful designs for my clients and for myself. Adobe Creative Suite is by far the greatest set of software that I use to create beautiful designs for my clients and for myself.  The ones I use the most are Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Learn more about how I use these tools for my clients! 

Posted on November 6, 2015 .

5 Things to do Before Sending Your Next Email Campaign

Although most people may not consider the experience their subscribers are having with the emails, one bad experience can make someone unsubscribe even if they generally like what you have to say. Making sure your list experience is great for your subscribers is a key way to make sure people are not just sticking around but also actually reading what you have to share.

There are several different ways you can enhance the experience for your subscribers. However, here’s my top list of 5 things you should do before sending your next campaign to make sure you’re subscribers are more likely to stick around.

Posted on November 2, 2015 .

How to Implement Twitter Cards for Squarespace Users

Hey guys..and ladies! On my post The Social Media Platforms That Made me the Most Money...So Far, I indicated that Pinterest and Instagram are my biggest money makers. However, Twitter is also in the running.  Whenever I publish a new post, Squarespace automatically tweets it.  But the image of my post always ended up looking too small. So, I have two solutions on how to give your twitter followers the large rich photo experience and get more clicks to your website!

Posted on October 12, 2015 and filed under How To....

RGB vs CMYK: When and How to use it!

Hey friends! Okay so, as a designer (a self-taught designer) there are some things you MUST know. One of those things are knowing you image file formats. This can determine how your images will look on screen or on print. A couple of months ago, I told you the difference between JPEG vs PNG and how to use those formats. Today, I will be sharing the difference between RGB and CMYK! 

Posted on October 6, 2015 .

Ways to Get Stuff Done: When are busy as Hell!

Hey, Peeps! Anyone who knows me, including my mom, my grandma, my sister, and mostly my kiddos know that I STAY busy. I am pretty much busy all day long...however, sometimes busy doesn't equal productive. Even though I am busy all day, does not mean I got anything done on my task-list.  The problem is that I never get anything done if I am stressed out, didn't get enough sleep, and I am not organized. By Thursday, I am always very close to being featured on an episode of SNAPPED.  So here are some tips on how you can get stuff done and not be so stressed out when you are busy as hell like me. I know there are some busy mommies out there, we are in this together! 

Posted on October 5, 2015 .