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Guide to Building Your Small Business Website

Guide to Building Your Small Business Website

Website Design Guide to Building Your Small Business WebsiteStarting a new business is exciting and time-consuming. With so many balls in the air, it’s easy to overlook your website. Your small business website will be one of your most effective marketing tools and is...

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Instagram Story Templates Freebie

Instagram Story Templates Freebie

Hello, my beautiful followers, I hope this blog post finds you healthy and safe. We are about 2 weeks into the shelter in place order by the county and my heart hurts for all my friends who own businesses that are struggling now that they have to be closed. Social...

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2019 Year in Review and a quick look at 2020

2019 Year in Review and a quick look at 2020

Today is the last day of 2019 and as I sit here thinking about these last 365 days, I can’t help but feel grateful for everyone who has been beside me on this journey. It has been a fabulous year with this last quarter being my highest grossing quarter since opening...

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10 Things I Need From You Before Designing Your Website

10 Things I Need From You Before Designing Your Website

Beginning a relationship with a new website client is always fun and exciting. Many of my clients are ready for their new site yesterday but as I explain to all my clients designing a website that performs it is a marathon, not a sprint. Much is needed before I even...

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What I Learned at WordCamp Sacramento

What I Learned at WordCamp Sacramento

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp Sacramento for the first time and I'm so excited to share with your some of what I had learned.  WordCamp is a community conference on all things WordPress. WordCamps can be found all over the US and the World, in...

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Website Design for Health/Lifestyle Coach

Website Design for Health/Lifestyle Coach

Website DesignHealthyinmybody.com Health/LifeStyle Coach WebsiteIt is always great to create a website that you know will make a difference. Designing this health coach website for Kay Custis fits in this category. Kay created Health in My Body, her new coaching...

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Local Florist – Logo and Print Design

Local Florist – Logo and Print Design

Logo Design and Multiple print projects R Flowers and Baskets Local Floral Designer/FloristIt's always exciting when one of your clients begins a new business adventure and they invite you along for the ride. This is just what happened when my client Rona from RCM...

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Fall & Winter Color Trends

Fall & Winter Color Trends

With every season, Pantone (the leading color language for designers) comes out with a fashion color trend report. The colors chosen by Pantone make up the designs seen on the runway during New York and London's Fashion week. I'm excited to share with you the Fall and...

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The Color Purple – Intro to Color Series

The Color Purple – Intro to Color Series

Here it is … my final blog post in my Intro to Color Series. I am so happy you have been able to join me on this color adventure. As I shared in my first post I love color, color theory was one of my favorite classes in college. Speaking of college … did you happen to...

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I interrupt this blog series to celebrate….

I interrupt this blog series to celebrate….

If you have been following my Little Owl Design blog you would know that last week I was planning to share my final blog post from my Intro to Color Series with a post about the color purple. I hope you can indulge me as I share why last week didn't go as planned and...

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The Color Blue – Intro to Color Series

The Color Blue – Intro to Color Series

Well we are down to our last two colors within our color wheel. I hope you have been enjoying this journey through the color wheel as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. At the end of this post you will find the link to all the previous posts in this Color...

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The Color Green – Intro to Color Series

The Color Green – Intro to Color Series

This week we will look at the color green. Green is considered a neutral color in the color wheel as it’s not labeled a warm or cool color. While green is not a color I choose to wear, it’s a color I love to design with. There are so many shades and tints of green...

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The Color Yellow – Intro to Color Series

The Color Yellow – Intro to Color Series

Welcome Sunshine! A perfect salutation for this week's color focus - The Color Yellow. Yellow reminds me of sunshine and ice cold lemonade on a spring and summer day. How about you? What comes to your mind when you think of the color yellow?Here are the emotions that...

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The Color Orange – Intro to Color Series

The Color Orange – Intro to Color Series

It’s a new week and a new color as we continue to explore the use of color in your branding and marketing. Our series began with a basic understanding of color and the color wheel. You can review that post here. Last week we explored our first color - red. If you...

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The Color Red – Intro to Color Series

The Color Red – Intro to Color Series

Welcome back to my beginning color series. Last week we began by looking at the basics of color theory. If you missed that post you can find it here. The series will continue with a look at each of the colors from the color wheel. I’ll share one each week. Are you...

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Beginning Color Wheel

Beginning Color Wheel

There are two elements in graphic and website design that I find to be the most fascinating and fun. They are fonts and color. I love fonts because of the minute details a designer puts into creating them. Later in the year I hope to devote a series of blog posts to...

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Fun Spooky Fonts for Halloween

Fun Spooky Fonts for Halloween

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Halloween is tomorrow and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share with you some fun Halloween...

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My Favorite Color Palettes for Fall

My Favorite Color Palettes for Fall

Color - One of the things I love about the Fall season is the colors. Growing up all the trees around my home were evergreen so each season looked like the next. I am blessed that my current home allows me to really see the color of the seasons. In fact, as I’m...

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File Formats and How To Use Them

File Formats and How To Use Them

Tips and Tools A Breakdown of File Format Types and how to use them   When I complete a logo design I always give my client versions in multiple file formats. Each format has a particular use, so with today’s blog post, I’d like to break each type down so you...

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Marketing Projects for Mobile Notary Services

Marketing Projects for Mobile Notary Services

Website, Logo and Marketing Design Sealed with Integrity - mobile notary & live scan services Nothing is more fun than working on multiple projects for a client. Today I'm featuring the website and marketing materials I’ve completed for Suzanne Salamy of Sealed...

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Designing for a Custom Upholstery Company

Designing for a Custom Upholstery Company

Multiple Projects Jesennie's Upholstery - Custom Upholstery Company Website with logo and marketing materials. Designing multiple projects for a single client is one of my favorite types of business. Jesennie's Upholstery was looking update their image with a new...

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This is a Healthy Website – Maria Cronk, Health Coach

This is a Healthy Website – Maria Cronk, Health Coach

Website Design Maria Cronk - Thisisahealthywebsite.com Health Coach Website I've done a few personal projects for Maria in the past. This health website was our first business collaboration. Maria wanted the site to be clean, fresh, inviting and to become the hub for...

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Website Design for Ron Ray Colombo – Spiritual Counselor

Website Design for Ron Ray Colombo – Spiritual Counselor

Website Design Ron Ray Colombo at ronraycolombo.com A website for Spiritual Counselor This website design is for Spiritual Counselor, Ron Ray Colombo. Ron is not only a counselor, he is also an author, healer, meditation and astrology expert. I actually worked on two...

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