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Wow. Today is a pretty big day. Our brand new site design, 6+ months in the making, is now live! This was a joint effort between Spence and I (though way more Spence than me) and it’s finally up! We didn’t hire any outside help, just hustled between the other things we were doing for the past half year (which is partly why it took much longer than we anticipated). We had a few goals in mind as we dove into this project, so today I wanted to share a site design tour, as well as our process + experience throughout¬†the redesign.

Happy Tuesday! I’ve had a few requests to create flat-style illustrations, so this week we’re creating a flat iMac icon in Adobe Illustrator! If you’ve ever been unsure of how to get started with vector icons, or you’d like to practice your shape-based illustration skills, this tutorial is perfect for beginners. We’ll be utilizing the rounded rectangle, rectangle and ellipse shapes the most and keep things super simple throughout. Read on for the full tutorial and all of the color builds mentioned in the video!

Things have changed quite a bit in the last 5 years. Back then, it was perfectly acceptable to attach a pdf (which you had a zillion different variations of) to an email, but that just isn’t the case anymore. Pdf portfolios are a dated way of portfolio delivery on top of taking up valuable space in a potential employer’s inbox. Enter the digital portfolio age where having an online digital portfolio presence is essential for a graphic designer. Luckily, you don’t have to be a programmer or a super nerd to get your work online and looking fine ūüėČ

This week, I’m rounding up options to get your portfolio up as quickly as possible, looking as professional as possible, and collecting some nice SEO in the process.¬†All of the options – free and for a fee – available below!

With the launch of my recent Skillshare class, Metallic Magic, and the Glitz + Glam Digital Foil and Glitter Kit, I wanted to dedicate a post to some inspiration on how you can use your new digital foil and glitter making skills. While I had a blast creating those sparkly¬†textures, I’ve had even more fun applying them to designs, hand lettering, stamp effects and more. Today I want to share some digital foil and glitter inspiration to get you excited about all the opportunities out there to get your logos noticed, enhance your portfolio, make your website shine, etc. Have a look below and get ready to take your designs further ūüėČ

Welcome to the third and last video in the video series, ‘How to Create a WordPress Website from Start to Finish‘! In this week’s final video, we’ll start by briefly walking through WordPress’s interface to get familiar with where everything is for editing purposes. Next, with the help of our friends at seoai.co.uk, we’ll find, install and activate plugins to¬†improve our theme’s SEO, limit spam, offer downloadable content, and provide related posts at the end of every post to keep your readers engaged within your site. We’ll also walk through where to find your theme’s documentation to customize your specific theme even further. By the end of the tutorial, you’ll be up and running and feel confident knowing the little details in the background will be working for you with each new post you create. Let’s get started!

This is the second video in a 3 video¬†series on how to create a WordPress website from start to finish. If you missed the first part on how to choose the right wordpress theme, check it out here! In this week’s tutorial we get technical – but we’re keeping it easy¬†and understandable,¬†going step by step without anything skipped over or left out. At the end of the video, you’ll have the confidence to start your own WordPress site with your own url using any wordpress theme you picked out to use. For this tutorial, we’ll be using bluehost to purchase our own domain and wordpress hosting which will get our website up and running for anyone to see. Let’s get started!

So let’s talk about websites. As graphic designers – talking primarily print here – we spend a lot of time making really beautiful art that can be hung on walls, printed in magazines, embroidered on polos, or foil stamped on business cards. We make a lot of work in a digital age for a lot of analog applications. For a print designer, getting our work online always seemed like a necessary evil; and a popular necessary evil at that- so much so that Behance did something about it for us. So did Squarespace. Dribbble didn’t try to be, but has become an uncanny solution, too. And those are great for portfolios, but what if you don’t need just a portfolio? What if you want to bedazzle a potential employer with something other than the 20th Behance link they’ve seen today? What if you want a blog, an ecommerce shop to sell your sweet designs, or what if your mom called in a favor for you to make a website for your great aunt Sue’s cake business? We might not be programmers or considered web designers, but we’re smart enough to know we have options. Cue in WordPress: one solution for everything. This is the first video in what will become (what I’m predicting will be) a 3 part video series on how to get your own kick ass wordpress website up from start to finish. This first video goes over everything to look for when picking out the right wordpress website theme for your purpose (be it a blog, ecommerce, portfolio, etc). Read on for all of the tips + tricks I use when getting started.

If you’ve ever found yourself working on a project searching for just the right image, but only finding overpriced stocky looking images instead, you are not alone. My frustrations peaked about 2 years ago when I was working on collateral for a law practice (do photos get stockier than that?) and, after going through shutterstock, istock and yes, even ridiculously priced getty, I’d had enough. I knew¬†there had to be a site with photos priced for real people that weren’t so obviously staged. So,¬†after searching the typical sites, I adjusted my google query,¬†panned + mined, then struck gold.¬†This week, I’m here to share the photo wealth ūüôā Read on for my go-to sites for the best in free + affordable photos.

One page websites have gotten really popular these days! When I got hired at my current job, I split my time between design + working production for the first year. During that time, I looked at a lot of designers’ files and it taught me sooo much. My point to saying this is – even if you’re not looking to code up a psd, just download one or two¬†of these 5 free one page website psds¬†and check them out. Digging into even one file could inspire and even help with learning how to design your own.

Hey friends, I’m back! Thanks so much for understanding the small break – we’re still very much in the midst of unpacking + cleaning every square inch of the apartment, but we’re here – we are officially in our house as homeowners ūüôā We couldn’t have asked for things to move smoother – we found the house within 2.5 weeks of looking and officially owned it 3 weeks later! If anyone is looking for a realtor in or around Atlanta, let me know and I’ll hook you up ūüėČ Anyway! With a house so much on the brain, it seemed only right to make some real estate/home themed icons!

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