Understanding a Graphic Designer’s Availability

I want this done ASAPWith a deadline looming, you suddenly realize you need a new logo, brochure or website for your business.

And you want it done ASAP!

However, if you don’t already have an established relationship with a graphic designer or other creative professional, you’ll need to find one pronto!

That being said, your project’s desired completion date may not coincide with the availability of the designer you’d like to work with.

In our world of immediate gratification – one where everything is “I want it now”, you’ve officially hit a log-jam.
Yes, you can comb the globe for someone who may do your project cheaper. However, that can bring its own host of challenges like time zones and language barriers. But good things ARE worth waiting for. It can reflect a business (or designer’s services) are sought after and in demand with the quality and value they deliver — and that’s a good thing!

Hopefully the following information will assist you in avoiding this pitfall and to plan better in the future. 🙂

Continue reading

With Canceled Shows Due to Covid-19, How Are Artists Staying Connected with Customers?

Craft show vendor booth

As someone who looks forward to all the Art Fairs, Shows and Festivals come spring and summer, by now I usually have a long list of all the events I’ll be attending. It’s an opportunity to support artists who’s work I may already own. And to see what else is out there.

Living in and around the front range of Colorado for some time and several years spent in Santa Fe, NM, I’ve had the pleasure of attending countless shows and festivals. However, this year with the Covid-19 pandemic in play, stay at home orders, and canceling of large events and gatherings has put the kibosh on all that. It’s important for everyone to stay safe.

Artists spend countless hours preparing their goods for these events. For many, the sales they make at these shows and festivals may be their income for the year. As small business owners, they bear the brunt of times like these. So to say it’s a bummer that these wonderful creative events will not be happening is an understatement!

Continue reading

The Right Way to Request Services from a Graphic Designer

request servicesHave a new design project coming up? Need to request services from a graphic designer?

If you’ve never worked with a creative professional before how you present yourself or business with your initial inquiry matters. And as the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”

It goes without saying there’s a right way to request services – that is if you want a designer to want to work with you.

Ideally the following information will provide some tips for the next time you may need to request any services from a creative professional.
Continue reading

Earth Day 2020 – An Opportunity for a New Beginning

Earth Day 2020 Coronavirus and Planet Earth Image

April 22, Earth Day celebrates 50 years. However, Earth Day 2020 will be markedly different than years past given the COVID-19 pandemic! With lockdowns and quarantines in place, there will be no celebrations or climate protests in the streets. But fear not, there will be countless virtual and digital events around the globe!

Participating in these virtual events can still allow your voice to be heard for a new beginning for the planet 🙂

“Thanks to technology, Earth Day will be going digital. People will have to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations about the environment via the internet. We can all participate from home while social distancing and protesting virtually. You can create a poster and share it on social media with hashtags #EarthDayNetwork; attending a virtual presentation organized by students, universities and other leaders and more.”

Continue reading