Summer Fun

The start of summer marks the beginning of a lot of fun family activities: cookouts, road trips, beach vacations, and getting together with relatives that you don’t see often enough. The best part of being self-employed is that there is no boss to bat an eye when I take some time off to be with my loved ones! This freedom is why I chose to be an entrepreneur, and while it’s not an easy path, I’m thankful for it every day! What’s your favorite part of summer?

Research

I’m the type of person who likes to do research… I look up everything—from reviews on products I might purchase soon, to the story behind businesses I like, to potential clients or vendors I’m thinking of working with. We all do that, right? So, if you’ve ever had questions about my business, design process, pricing or simply what to expect when working with me, then please reach out and ask me! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have!

Reward Yourself

How often do you reward yourself for a job well done? There are so many tiny victories along the path to reaching your goals. Before I had a consistent stream of work, I would take the time to celebrate small milestones with a fun treat. I’d either buy myself a new outfit, go for a mani/pedi or indulge in something sweet. It took hard work to get to where I am today, and the journey is far from over… so perhaps I’ll reward myself with two scoops of my favorite ice cream this afternoon! How do you do treat yourself after a long day?

3 Image File Formats

3 Image File Formats

It’s no secret that there are different types of image file formats, but do you know the difference between the three most popular ones? I’m frequently asked by clients what each format is for. So today’s tip is about breaking down the basics on the JPG, GIF, and PNG image file formats:


JPG

Ideal for most images, especially photographs. They are lossy – which means they do not retain all the image data. Data deemed unnecessary on the picture gets deleted to compress the file.

GIF

They are usually simpler graphics and are ideal for animations. They retain all data, but they can only support up to 256 colors which is why you can sometimes see gradations between colors, also known as banding.

PNG

Are ideal for images that require transparency—no white background! They also retain all data and can support thousands of colors, but they tend to be much larger files.


There you have it! Let me know if you still have questions on this and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

Video Conferencing

I love technology! Video conferencing is not new by any means, but I’ve never used it this much before. I’m really enjoying how easy, practical and convenient it is. In the past four months, I’ve held one-on-one tutorials, colleague conferences, and client meetings—sometimes all three in the same day—from the comfort of my home office. And while I like getting together with clients in real life, sometimes due to the geographical location that isn’t possible. My current go-to video conference software is Zoom. What tech software or gadget is your favorite lately?

Are you considering hiring me?

Considering Hiring Me

If you’ve considered using me as your graphic designer but found yourself wondering if we’d be a good fit. Then, I invite you to browse my website and see some of my previous work. I have an extensive portfolio, transparent pricing and straightforward descriptions of both my design process and my work style. I strive to bring my client’s vision to life with every project. Sound tempting? Learn more about me and how I work!

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