Restoring Tabs

Restoring Tabs

Sharing is caring, right? And since I care so much for you, I thought I’d share a little trick I recently learned. I’ve spent years working as a graphic designer, which means I’m in front of my computer quite a lot. I usually have 3-10 browser tabs open at once, and every so often I accidentally close one! Sometimes, I close all the tabs on my browser by mistake. Has that happened to you? You can search for your tabs in your browser history. You can also redo your online search to find the pages again. However, both of these solutions can be frustrating. So here’s a tip that might make you smile! If you use the Chrome browser, there is a super-easy way to restore closed tabs!

All you have to do is click on FILE and then on REOPEN CLOSED TAB… and poof! Your tabs are back!!! It takes about 3 seconds to restore them. Amazing, right? Do you have any browser tips you’d like to share! If so, leave them in the comments below!

What fuels your fire?

What fuels your fire? If I could pick only three things that push me forward, I’d pick purpose, growth, and family. I love being useful and feeling like I’m helping someone else succeed. I don’t think I’d be a strong entrepreneur if business, financial, and personal growth didn’t motivate my work. However, the biggest force for me is definitely my family. I not only want to contribute financially, but I want to set a good work ethic example as my parents did for me, and I want to use my skills to help other family members in their own businesses. These are the things that make all the hard work, late nights, and sacrifices worth it. What would your three things be?

IVECCS PowerPoint Slide Design

IVECCS PowerPoint Slide Design

I love working on logos, brochures, and flyers… but every once in awhile I get to work on different types of design projects that are not as common to me. The 2019 IVECCS Symposium is just around the corner, so the VECCS team recently asked me to help them create a background image for their PowerPoint slides. They wanted them to match all the other marketing pieces I’ve created for them. While I haven’t designed many slide backgrounds in the past, I loved having the opportunity! VECCS is so good about keeping a cohesive and consistent theme for each event, and I’m pleased to be a part of this process with them!

Hello, I’m Barbara!

Hello I'm Barbara

I’ve seen a few new faces around here so I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself. I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years. I love what I do because I get to work with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small businesses! I enjoy working on all types of projects, but I specialize in custom logo design and brand cohesive advertising material. Now you know about me, what do YOU do?

Origin Story

Origin Story

Everyone loves a good origin story, right? Peter Parker’s spider bite, VH1’s “Before They Were Stars,” Meghan Markle (pre-princess). Those stories make us believe that anything is possible—and it is! My design journey began around junior high. I used to create hand-drawn ‘artwork’ for and with friends in the form of notecards and letters that we’d give each other randomly and frequently throughout the school year. I also loved technology, although at that time we only had my older brother’s Tandy computer — do you remember those? I would spend hours drawing in Paintbrush, which later became known as just Paint. Needless to say, I knew early on that whatever I chose to do in life had to be artistic. Where did you get your start?

Doubt

Doubt

Do you ever doubt yourself? It is oh-so-human for us to question ourselves from time to time. And as business owners, especially, we can be given to perfectionism that becomes the vicious enemy of our own good work. With that said, I believe in my ability to bring my client’s ideas to life. And I know I’m doing alright when I hear things like this from my clients: “It’s like you read my mind,” “it’s exactly what I was looking for,” or “thank you for your vision in interpreting our ideas.” 

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