• Creative Parenting Interview

    Now, I’m not going to pretend I can write anything near as elegant as Tim Kuefler. You can get your full dose of that over at his blog – timotheories. I do want to make a special post though to say “Thank You!” for interviewing me and highlighting the topic of delegating between work and personal lives. I think more resources are needed for busy parents looking to succeed as caregivers and career makers – even if it’s just knowing that you are not alone in the struggle.

    Below is the video interview but I highly recommend reading Tim’s written prelude and exploring the other interviews he’s created. Like Tim, I hope this video stimulates and inspires. Here’s a link to his complete post.

    Here is a link to a previous preview post about outsourcing business vs household responsibilities.

    Be seeing you.

  • Why Investing in Design is Just Good Business

    Design is not just a superficial polish, but a functional aspect of successful business. A graphic designer uses visual elements (images, words, and conceptual ideas) to convey information to your audience with a specific purpose. Good design can create a strong, loyal customer base that could last for generations and you will benefit with an increase of sales in the short term. There are three key ways how design adds value:

    driving innovation and entering uncontested market spaces
    differentiating products and services to attract customers
    improving recognition by strengthening branding

    There is one important requirement when making a design investment; Use a professional and trust their talent.  Brave decisions lead to successful and innovative design. Trust between company and creative is therefor fundamental. Let a designers portfolio, education, and references be a base for that trust. Designers are not simply technical specialists with functional expertise.

    A great graphic designer will help your business prosper.

    Be seeing you.

  • Tips for Art / Illustration Block

    I’ve always had a bit of difficulty deciding what direction to take my blog. I’ve finally made a decision to post regularly regarding sketchbooks, advice for peers, and advice for clients. This advice is for other creatives.

    Tips for Art / Illustration Block

    I’ve discovered that the largest obstacle for me was fear of not being good enough to execute the ideas that were coming my way. First decide to shed that fear because with it, you are only holding yourself back. I’ve learned that it is more important to get a sketch or piece of work finished and learn from my successes and mistakes. Now, you’re with me? Good. These other tips should help get the creative juices flowing.
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