Entries by Michaela Good

Why Your Website Needs a Creative Design

Have you noticed that the number of visitors to your site seems stagnant? Are you frustrated because you’re not rising in the search engine rankings? Are you spending hours developing awesome creative content, drafting blog posts, and even sharing your site on social media – only to see minimal results? The reality is that poor website design may be […]

2017 Graphic Design Trends | What to Look For…

Everything old is new again. But, everything that’s new is pretty darn great! There are several new trends in graphic design that are sure to delight designers seeking ways to create fun, ingenious visuals for consumers. Here are the seven newest design trends to keep an eye on:

Social Media Trends for 2017

Having a social media strategy is essential, now more than ever before, because in today’s digital age, social media is the next level of marketing. Below are predictions for 2017’s social media trends, in an effort to help you plan for the year ahead. The 7 Major Social Media Predictions for 2017

How to Migrate a Website from HTTP to HTTPS

Before we start, let’s give a disclaimer: If you’re not already somewhat familiar with migrations, this probably isn’t the blog for you. Properly migrating from HTTP to HTTPS can be tricky even for an experienced developer – it requires time (probably more than you assume) and patience. So, for the small business owner or online entrepreneur […]

Top 5 Elements of a Superior Website

Web design is definitely not what it used to be. I mean, remember this? Yikes! In today’s world, you’re competing with a sea of possibilities for web presence. Add to that the fact that user attention spans are shorter than ever before. The result? It’s super important to grab attention within the first couple of […]

How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul – A Review

It’s easy to explain our individual sources of inspiration; they can be acquired from many things, whether it be from a specific genre of music or a famous designer – anything that pushes us into our creative state in order to begin our creative process. Everyone finds inspiration somewhere. You don’t have to be a […]

How To Make A Mood Board

Many times the most effective way to gather all of the ideas bouncing around in a creative space is to use visual references. This applies whether you’re presenting to a client or simply trying to provide a clearer picture of your ideas. 

5 Steps to Planning for a New Office or Remodel

I’ve helped with the planning of numerous build-outs, moves and remodels for various companies over the years, and each time, my customers reiterate how thankful they are that we spoke prior to the move/remodel rather than after. It saves a ton of time and a ton of money.  So, before you make any major changes, […]

10 Steps to a Powerful Portfolio

Looking to build your first portfolio, but not sure where to start? I don’t blame you: portfolio organization is tricky! But, I’m here to (hopefully) make your life easier. I’ve put together 10 steps that will help you on your powerful portfolio journey! 1. All Killer, No Filler Only show your best work! Go for […]

Measurable Goals for a Graphic Designer?

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” -Albert Einstein How do we measure the success of a trade that is subjective?  I struggle to understand this concept when re-evaluating our departmental processes, because the very idea of measurable goals contradicts everything about creative freedom.