I recently designed some printables to help keep me organized when it comes to my weekly meal planning and housekeeping. I thought that other people might enjoy these so feel free to use them. However, these printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (No Commercial Use). If you “pin” these, please give appropriate credit.
I own a Rat Terrier and love him, but this morning I was inspired to throw together this poster (similar to ones you have seen roam the internet). If you have a Rat Terrier- you will totally get it. I refer to it as his small dog complex. Enjoy!
P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been swamped with my online marketing work!
As part of my marketing work, I am 50% copywriter, 25% visionary/strategist, and 25% researcher, and creating unique (viral) content for client blog posts can sometimes be daunting.
BlueGlass created a really nice infographic from the following copyblogger article on blog writing ideas. ( source: http://www.copyblogger.com/create-content-ideas/) I decided to share it so I can reference it myself and for other people who may get the same writers block.
In other news, I am currently designing some new websites and once those websites are “live” and finished, I will post some screen shots.
I recently read the following quote in an article in Wired magazine. The author was referencing industrial designers/product designers, but I think all designers are basically the same and provide the same outcome (to solve problems). So it was interesting to read about his opinion on the difference between design and art, and why art is so valuable.
“Designers create solutions – the products and services that propel us forward. But artists create questions — the deep probing of purpose and meaning that sometimes takes us backward and sideways to reveal which way “forward” actually is. The questions that artists make are often enigmatic, answering a why with another why. Because of this, understanding art is difficult: I like to say that if you’re having difficulty “getting” art, then it’s doing its job.”
Wowza. I didn’t realize how long it had been since I blogged last! I guess time flies when you’re having fun, or are just super busy. I recently finished a brand identity project for an insurance company (I also manage their social media marketing) and figured I would share it with you all. Enjoy.
Since I am currently working in the online marketing world, I find this sort of data interesting. Displaying it as an infographic makes it even easier to dissect.
Best time to post on Facebook is Noon and Saturdays. It is best to post content every other day. Twitter users are more likely to retweet between 2-5pm. The rate of clickthrough begins to decline when you exceed one link per day.
Infographic is courtesy of Kissmetrics and Data is from Dan Zarrella.
I found this video over on www.DavidAirey.com and think it is very inspirational for anybody that is an artist or works as a freelancer. It is of Neil Gaiman’s 2012 Commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. Enjoy!
One of my latest projects was a new logo and label design for a Kansas City tea company. It is a new product from the same company that sells Pasta Nanna’s so they wanted a similar look and the same color scheme.
There is an interesting article on Fast Company’s website on how Facebook finds the best Designers and also how they incorporate them into their work culture. It talks about how they use Designers more as thinkers and visual problem solvers, rather than pixel pushers.
Oh, how I miss the days when I was forced to have Spring Break. One of the downfalls of being a working adult, we have to create our “break.” Good news is that while Spring is just starting to bloom, I am literally busy as a bee! Not a bad thing, but my poor blog and twitter have been sadly neglected (Sorry).
Hopefully you all take a much deserved “spring break”!