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5 things you can do to get you started on Twitter

Following on the heels of my first article in this column, I want to go straight into some practical tips that you can use in your business, like starting today. Most people unfamiliar with Twitter shudder when I mention it. It’s a scary thing; the little tweet button that, once [...]

5 things you can do to get you started on Twitter 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

#girlboss

Running your own business means learning as you go. To that end, I’ve read many books, on varied topics, from self-marketing to design inspiration to colour theory. Some of the most memorable books I’ve read have been written by women. I’ve selected three favourites below and I hope this might [...]

#girlboss 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

The Connection Economy is changing how we do business

You may have looked around you and thought: how has so-and-so managed to get their business up and running so quickly? Why do they have customers lining up outside their doors? They don’t have a radio spot, they don’t have a two-page spread in the yellow pages, and I have [...]

The Connection Economy is changing how we do business 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

Online resources are yours for the using

Back in 2005 in Ottawa when I launched my graphic design career, I started the usual way: building a portfolio piece by piece by getting work from friends or close colleagues. This makes perfect sense for a novice starting out: you don’t yet have a strong portfolio or network, and [...]

Online resources are yours for the using 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

Owning your own business can be an eye-opener

I get to choose my hours! I don’t have to listen to anyone barking orders at me! I can do what I love, every single day! I can finally be appreciated for my talents and hard work! When you daydream about owning your business, I’ll bet these thoughts swim through [...]

Owning your own business can be an eye-opener 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

Bright, cheery e-commerce website for succulent terrariums and home decor

https://fractaline.ca/     Wordpress Site WooCommerce integrated Created entire boho look-and-feel to complement the product offerings Created a easy platform for the client to add/modify products herself

Bright, cheery e-commerce website for succulent terrariums and home decor 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

Custom Cake and Bakery Workshop Branding and Logo

This town keeps growing! And with it, more talent and hard work than ever before! Kate set up her cute space just a few weeks ago, and needed something that was upscale yet comfortable. It was a great collaboration that culminated in a beautiful identity.

Custom Cake and Bakery Workshop Branding and Logo 2018-06-09T17:01:36+00:00

Hair and Beauty Salon & Spa: Full Suite Design

Branding, Billboard, Business Cards, Brochures, and Facebook Page Support For Hair and Beauty Salon Outdoor Building Signage Full Logo Design Printed Ad Design Facebook page customization and setup Wordpress Website Design and Development Outdoor Billboard Design This logo has been pinned over 200 times on Pinterest! [...]

Hair and Beauty Salon & Spa: Full Suite Design 2018-07-17T17:16:26+00:00

Comprehensive Healthcare Website Design

Multi-level, complex healthcare site made clear and highly navigable. polyclinic.ca Advanced SEO techniques employed to keep the site at the top of Google pages. Google Review: Amanda DeVries Graphic Design 5 stars - "Amanda was a pleasure to work with." Leslie Sole She was not only diligent, completing the website [...]

Comprehensive Healthcare Website Design 2018-06-09T17:01:37+00:00

Retail Children’s Store Full Suite Identity Design

Branding, Website, Business Cards, Print Advertising, Facebook Page Support For Children's Clothing Store bonanzakidz.com   Wordpress Website Design and Development Full Logo Design, including mini style guide Printed Ad Design Facebook page customization and setup

Retail Children’s Store Full Suite Identity Design 2018-06-09T17:01:37+00:00

Flower Farm Logo

Rustice, soothing palette for local flower farm producer. Logo design for local flower farm. Logo/Branding Development to reflect the handmade, rustic quality of their seasonal, local floral arrangements. An important side business to the farm is the raising on their pastured pork, which was also incorporated in [...]

Flower Farm Logo 2018-06-09T17:01:37+00:00

Website for Modern Hipster Antiques

Spruced up existing logo, created new business cards and customized Wordpress theme to create a new face for a curated antiques dealer in Southwestern Ontario. Owner Marty Gebel was also featured Backroad Bounty on the Cottage Life Network.   (last photo courtesy of Marty Gebel) Client needed a [...]

Website for Modern Hipster Antiques 2018-06-09T17:01:37+00:00