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. 🙂

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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.”

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Writing in All CAPITAL Letters Appears Like You’re SHOUTING!!!

man shouting all capsI once received an email from an aunt which was written entirely in CAPITAL letters. I replied and asked why she was SHOUTING!?

Perplexed by my response, apparently she was oblivious to the fact that writing in ALL CAPS translated in to shouting.

Was she not aware of this? Isn’t this a grammatical given? I guess there was some ‘splaining to do.

 

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When Life Abruptly Humbles You

We all have those moments when life abruptly humbles us. When we think, hmmm perhaps if I had done something a bit differently, there could have been a better outcome?

Recently I had one of those moments which landed me with a fractured right wrist! The topic may not fall under my usual subject matter of design or environment. However, I believe it’s still worth sharing.

Anyone that knows me and my love of the outdoors, also knows that snowboarding is one of my passions. Every few years I find myself with an injury. Apparently 2013 was my year! Needless to say a cheap-shot getting off the ski-lift followed by the definitive crack of my wrist was not what I was going for – but hey, what can you do?!

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