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”
What is it?
An inspiration board or mood board is used to gather ‘inspiration’ for the design process. Designers use it to find the style for branding a client’s business. Continue reading “What’s an Inspiration Board? The pros and cons of letting the client create them.”
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”
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
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”
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
Purple- Regal, Creative
Brown-Serious Continue reading “How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Brand: A simple way to think about color”
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”
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”
I’m not going to say creating a logo is easy, but I will say that it’s fun. It takes a lot of work to find that one logo that’s perfect for a brand. Sometimes, there are many logos that fit! The hardest part is choosing just one. Here is my logo design process. Continue reading “Create Your Own Logo: Inside look at my logo design process”
What do you want to stand for?
The first thing you have to think about when branding your business is your mission statement. What do you want to accomplish? What kind of atmosphere do you want to create? Continue reading “How to Brand Your Business”
It’s important for anyone who has to manage different clients to have awesome time management skills. While I was a student, when I worked in Accounting, and even now time management is important.
Honestly, this list is almost the same as the one in the To do Lists are My Life blog entry, but it’s still relevant. I will try to skim through it so that it’s not too repetitive. Continue reading “My Favorite Time Management Tools for productivity”