7 Tips for New Wordpress Users

7 Tips for New WordPress Users

I’ve been working with WordPress for years now and have gained a massive amount of knowledge from all the materials I’ve absorbed about it. I look back on when I first started and realize how much I really didn’t know about the platform. Now I coach people on how to use WordPress and have to…

Branding Design Tips – Doodle Everything

Branding Design Tips – Doodle Everything

Recently I watched a video about how group brainstorming is bad. The video is by RSA Shorts and can be seen here. The video talks about group brainstorming and how not criticizing ideas will lead to not enough good or original ideas. This makes sense to me because when I brainstorm (while I do it…

Small Business Branding – Negative Experiences

Small Business Branding – Negative Experiences

For those that follow me on social media, you will know that I’m a fan of the card game Magic: The Gathering. I originally started playing when I was in middle school but took a break for a while. In the last few years I picked it back up and wanted to start doing events…

tips-for-new-designers

Tips for New Designers

I’m often asked about how to get started as a designer. While each person is unique and their situation is different, there can still be things each person can do to start working for themselves as a designer. I will outline some things I’ve learned along the way and what I feel up and coming…

Maintaining Your Small Business When You Feel You Can’t

Maintaining Your Small Business When You Feel You Can’t

Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed that I didn’t have any blog posts last week. The reason why is because I just had a bad week. I had such a bad week that I wanted to quit everything and give up. That was until I met Sam. Sam was a young…

Small Business Tips – Starting New in a New Year

Small Business Tips – Starting New in a New Year

Many of us make changes to our business every year but it’s not always easy to keep those changes all year long. As I do every year, I created a list of changes to my own business for this year. Here I will discuss some tips to help you with your own business that can…

WordPress Trends for 2014

What is In and What is Out – WordPress Trends for 2014

After hitting the internet just a decade ago, this format for building websites has become the top used web creation sites around and is not only used for bloggers but by Fortune 500 companies too. In the time that it’s been around, there have been many trends that have come and gone. So, what’s in and what’s out in 2014 for WordPress?

Learning Time Management from Team Fortress 2

Learning Time Management from Team Fortress 2

Last week I reinstalled a video game I hadn’t played in almost two years. For those that don’t know, Team Fortress 2 is a popular video game from Valve. The objective of the game is to stop the other team from doing various tasks depending on the map you are playing on. Needless to say,…

Wordpress 3.8 Releases a New Design

WordPress 3.8 Releases a New Design

As a designer I love that WordPress allows for such a wide variety of artistic choices when approaching a new theme build. In the WordPress 3.8 release the developers allowed that same variety with the new design they chose. There are now eight new color schemes that admins can choose from for their dashboard. That…