I have already made my vision board for the new year, but when I saw my friend, Esther’s 16 in 2016 list, I was inspired to make my own. If there’s anything Esther and I both love, it’s making lists. Does anyone else do this? I just love planning my year out and figuring out…

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I love my vision boards. I’ve made one each year for the past five years, and while some years it has proven more effective than others, I still enjoy taking the time to plan out my goals for the year. Let’s look back at 2015: Left to Right, Top to Bottom:1. Create and preserve more…

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We recently hired a new graphic designer at work, to help take on some of the design workload since I became digital marketing manager. It was interesting, coming from the “other side” as a hiring manager, you can see so very clearly what employers are looking for when making a hire. Finding a great graphic…

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Or, how your customers are just like a three year old. The same principles that you use to convince a toddler to eat their vegetables can also be applied to content marketing. 1. Get to the point and it better be interesting. You have a grand total of about 3 seconds to grab the attention…

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Handmade crafts have a special place in my heart. Even though I studied industrial design, which is all about designing products that can be manufactured in bulk, I really love the personalization and care that goes into crafting a single product. Omerica Organic is an environmentally conscious, Denver-based shop that crafts beautiful jewelry pieces out of…

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After almost 7 years of freelance work, I started a full time job back in February. I think I shocked quite a few people when that happened, myself included. But after five months of this change, I can confidently say that it was the best decision I could’ve made. Here’s why. I’m not fit to…

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Been hearing horror stories of people dealing with design agencies lately, and since it’s Friday the 13th, this seemed like the perfect day for a post like this. I’ve been wanting to write on this topic for a long time, and now that I’m moving on from freelancing/running a small design agency on to a…

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I came across this image on Pinterest last week and it really resonated with me. Since my word of the year is “passion,” I thought this would be a great place to start. After some thought, here are my three hobbies: One to make you money: design + photography My love/hate relationship with design and…

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