While we live in a very digital world, one promotional item that continues to be used throughout most industries is the business card! These small pieces of cardstock remain one of the most practical and tangible ways for people to trade contact information when they meet in person. Business cards still hold a purpose for entrepreneurs, and I base that on the fact that I still have clients that order cards regularly and in the thousands. Such is the case for my client, Texas Specialty Steel, who recently ordered a new set for one of their salespersons. What about you? Do you still use business cards?
I could list a few things that help me stay focused throughout the day, but right now I’d like to talk about just one: ambiance. That’s right! I work best when I have tons of natural light coming through my window, the temperature is more warm than cold, the air smells of sweet cinnamon inspired candles, and… when there is noise. Yup, I am one of those people who cannot work in total silence. Most days, I either have the TV on, music streaming or a record spinning—but all three can eventually become distracting when I switch from
So here’s today’s tip: If you’re like me, and need some background noise while you work, you might want to try this neat little app called Noisli. I discovered it a while ago, and I just love their sound options. My favorite is their Coffee Shop one, but I also like mixing a few different nature sounds together. It has cool features, like the ability to save your mixes, a timer, and even a distraction-free text editor. It’s the perfect solution for when I need something to fill the silence while still letting me think. So if you decide to try it out, let me know which sounds you liked best!
A few weeks ago, I shared a sneak peek of an invitation I was designing for the Montessori School of San Antonio’s 2019 Annual Spring Gala. I had so much fun working on this project, and I recently delivered the finished prints to the client, which is why I’m excited to share them with you today! Check out this lovely trifold invitation we created for the event. This year, we also printed and addressed envelopes to match the invite. So, if you’re in the middle of planning a party or fundraiser, consider reaching out to me if you need help designing and printing the invitations!
I run my business a little differently than many in my line of work. I like working collaboratively with my clients… that means YOU are involved in every part of the project—from start to finish. Many designers don’t want the client included in the design process, but I’ve never understood that… I want your input and your insight at every stage to make sure I’m going in the right direction. I want to hear what you like and what you don’t… Why? Because my goal is to design something you’ll love! I’m bringing YOUR ideas to life, and I can’t do it without you. If that sounds like something you’re looking for, reach out to me and let’s work TOGETHER!
When I was little, I used to play make-believe that I ran an office. I’d set up a desk, organize papers and pens, answer imaginary phone calls and pretend to have meetings… Little did I know that a few years later I would run my own real office providing graphic design services to other entrepreneurs like myself. And while I like working on all different types of projects, I really enjoy taking part in the ones that feature women entrepreneurs! One of my clients, Lisa Cabrera, owner of Property Sisters of Texas contacts me regularly to create extra business cards for the newest members who have joined her team. It’s awesome to work with a company that empowers strong, diverse women from different backgrounds!