Happy Friday! I’ve been invited to be a guest contributor at Oh My! Handmade Goodness!, which is a community for independent children’s retailers and the hip parents who support them! Call me resident photographer! I’ll be writing (hopefully once a month) about all sorts of photo tips. Check out my first post here. (and don’t forget to read the last paragraph, could be your lucky day).
Happy Monday, again! Wow, time is flying huh? Time for the 3rd segment of this fantastic guest blogging series from Lisa of Step Brightly called ‘Developing a Visual Vocabulary to Create Brand Consistency for Your Company: Be honest and Be You!’
Hello all! I have had great feedback on this series and hope that you will find this installment just as helpful and inspiring! Today I want to focus on how to create a visual vocabulary for your brand that you, in essence, can pick and choose from to create delightfully impacting and relevant marketing pieces. My goal is to highlight what you, as a client or a creative do-it-yourself entrepreneur, can do to make your brand memorable, beautiful and consistent, which will lead to customer loyalty and success. (more…)
Good morning Monday! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Excited about today’s guest post from Lisa of Step Brightly - photo and prop styling! My personal fav :)
Hello all! For the second installment of my how to and tips series, I will be focusing on how to prepare for your photo shoot from a graphic designer’s perspective. I have experience art directing and styling photos for Crate and Barrel, Paper Source and other lifestyle brands and have had many great mentors in the process. I am going to highlight a few key steps that are needed to insure your photo shoot is beautiful, successful and most of all on brand. (more…)
Drum roll please! Here’s the official part one of this wonderful series from Lisa of Hello Designers.
Edyta and I have worked together with clients such as Paper Source, Baby Dolls Boutique and Paperly. At Paper Source I was the Senior Design Manger for the catalog and web departments until I started Hello Designers in 2009. The Paper Source brand is creative and inspirational. With 32 stores nationwide, they have an established brand because of their strong founder, Sue Lindstrom. If you haven’t been to a store or event, go! (more…)
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As promised, today starts my fantastic guest blogging series from Hello Designers! (once a week for the next few) So Etsy sellers, boutique owners and everyone alike get ready for the seed to be planted because I think you’ll walk away with some useful information. Today we feature the intro to the series. Readers – meet Lisa, owner of Step Brightly!
Thanks Edyta! I have been lucky enough to work with Edyta many times both professionally and personally on my wedding. In this series I am going to focus on what I know best: How to brand your company through beautiful and meaningful photography and memorable graphic design. With marketing departments cutting costs oftentimes graphic design and photography are the first to go. (more…)
I’m uber excited about this!!! I’ve had such great success and response with my product photography tips posts. And my response to that….give YOU more! So heads up because I have a great blog series from super talented Lisa Gainor of Hello Designers starting Monday. She’s going to rock your world with tips and techniques on how to consistently brand your product and company using photography – all from a graphic designers perspective!
Happy Friday! I’m very excited to have the owners of Vixen Beauty guest blog today! If you haven’t gathered from my past posts already about how important professionally styled makeup and hair is for your wedding day…well, today is the day that you do! It will make a HUGE difference for your wedding photos, huge. So without further ado…Vanessa and Melissa of Vixen Beauty… (more…)
Happy Friday everyone!! Today’s extra special because I have a guest blogger – Emily, owner of Once Wed! Brides looking for dresses – this is your day! Be sure to check out her site for creative diy wedding projects as well! …
Once Wed grew out of my own frustration with trying to sell a wedding dress online, so I decided to launch my own listing service where women can list and search for wedding gowns for FREE. 6 months later we have over 700 “designer wedding dresses for less” in our database and receive new, sample, and used wedding gown listings on a daily basis. Many of our gowns include designer labels such as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Melissa Sweet and Reem Acra 50% OFF their original retail prices. (more…)
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