How to use Trello: An Inside Look into My Process

How to use Trello: An Inside Look into My Process

I like to use Trello to organize my ideas and create different projects. It has been monumental when it came to starting my business.

It was the first project management system I used, and I will continue to use it into the future because I love the simple layout and how easy it is to use.  There is an app that you can download in the app/google store so that you can have access on your mobile phone. The best part is, it’s free! Continue reading “How to use Trello: An Inside Look into My Process”

Start Your Own Business: There’s no such thing as being perfectly prepared

Start Your Own Business: There's no such thing as being perfectly prepared

Start Your Own Business, why I wasn’t sure about taking the leap

If you’ve read my bio or previous blogs, you know that I have never thought of owning my own business. It’s something that I was against. I thought it was too much work.

Then I changed my mind. There was nothing stopping me, and as a designer, I don’t really need a lot of money to start. It took me about 3 months to decide and then actually launch my site.  Continue reading “Start Your Own Business: There’s no such thing as being perfectly prepared”

Inside Look: Color Resources

Color Resources

When I’m designing, the first thing I do is research. Here are a few color resources I use to get inspiration, find colors, and save color schemes.

Color resources I use to get inspiration

http://plentyofcolour.com/

Pinterest.com

http://www.color-hex.com/

http://www.flatuicolorpicker.com/

When I want to look up colors or various options for one different color I like to use color-hex.com and flatuicolorpicker.com.  When you click on the link for the color you like in color-hex.com, it also shows you color palette options.  Sometimes I use these 2 sites just to look up the hex value (#000000) for a color. Continue reading “Inside Look: Color Resources”

How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Brand: A simple way to think about color

How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Brand

Basic Color Meanings

Here are the meanings of a few basic colors. I’ve also created a resource section if you want to get more information on the meanings of these colors.

Red- Passion, Fire

Green – Nature, Money

Blue- Trustworthy, Loyal

Orange-Energy

Purple- Regal, Creative

Yellow-Bright, Happy

Pink-Feminine, Love

Black-Elegant

Brown-Serious Continue reading “How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Brand: A simple way to think about color”

Inside look: Font resources -The (mostly) free resources I use for my font needs

Inside look: Font resources

Honestly, when you’re looking for a good font to use, most of them cost money. Here are font resources I use to get my fonts for free. Be careful because they have both free and paid options. Also, make sure you read about the licensing agreements. Some fonts are only free for personal use. Continue reading “Inside look: Font resources -The (mostly) free resources I use for my font needs”

How to choose fonts for your brand: A not so complicated way to think about type

How to choose fonts for your brand

When I first started off with graphic design, typography was my biggest weakness. I didn’t know how to choose fonts. I made the whole idea very complicated. My teacher even said that I thought about it too much. When I knew what he meant, I felt really dumb.

I’m not going to say typography is easy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is the not so complicated way to think about type. Continue reading “How to choose fonts for your brand: A not so complicated way to think about type”