Are you DIY-ing your website? If you are there are some things you might want to do before officially launching your website.Read More
It doesn’t matter if you feel like you don’t have an eye for design, there are other ways you could create graphics for your website, social media, blog etc., if you’re absolutely *clueless*. Nope, you don’t have to learn the ins and outs of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or any other software, because we all know how daunting it can be especially if you have no previous experience of creating any sort of graphics.Read More
If you have a website, your home page is probably the most visited page therefore making it one of the most important. You want to make sure you’re giving your web visitors the right amount of information, so they know what you do, who you are, what you offer and so on. Your home page should be an easy hub for the rest of the pages on your website.Read More
Images are an essential part of your website but are you doing the right thing to make sure that they are optimized for your website to load at its fastest speed? I’ll show you the trick of what you should do before uploading any images on your Squarespace website.Read More
1. DESIGNING TAKES TIME
Designing a website requires my full undivided attention. There’s a lot of preparation that goes before designing a website. Once those two weeks roll around I want to make sure everything is in place in order for me to fully focus on designing my client’s website.
Most of the time when I start a new web design project it’ll be a blank canvas. Meaning the client has compiled some website inspiration that they liked but that’s about it. It’s really up to me to play around with styling and customizing to create the style and feel they’re going for.Read More
There’s nothing more important to me than having a schedule that both my clients and I can follow. It keeps both of us organized and on the same page, that way there’s no miscommunication. If you’re an aspiring web designer having a CRM system in place can save you a lot of headaches, that way you and your clients will both have the same expectations on deadlines.Read More
Loom have you heard of it? If you haven’t it’s a free screen and video recording software that you should be taking advantage of (no affiliate links whatsoever) it’s literally free! I have used it time and time again with my clients once I’m done with their two week website.Read More
Web Design Launch for Coastal Coyote Creative.
PHASE I: DESIGN INSPIRATION
The design inspiration behind Coastal Coyote was done with simplicity in mind. The owners Katie and Bailey were looking for a classic website that expressed bohemian, sophistication as well as desert and sea vibes. Their vision was clear and concise which made the design inspiration that much smoother.Read More
The software I use for my brand and web design businessYou all know I like to share my business secrets with all of you. For the design side of my business I use a certain software in order to create logos, images, blog post graphics, e-books, pdfs and so on. So what is the software you ask? I use Adobe Creative Suite and use three apps for my business.Read More
Are you choosing the right colors for your brand? Creating a color palette is not an easy task you want to make sure you’re choosing the right colors that will attract your ideal audience and connect with your brand. The psychology of color in branding plays a powerful role for your business.Read More
Ok I want to talk about something that many of us have gone through or are going through! It’s not easy to just turn a switch and forget about what the world is going to think of you when you decide that you’re going to quit your well-paying corporate job and start your own business in something you had no previous experience in, I felt like a fraud! It might take time to overcome that feeling but I promise you’ll get there and you’re going to be feeling sooo FREE when you do.Read More
If you’re a business owner or creative entrepreneur who is looking to get their website designed, you probably know that creating your own website can go from dreamy to it being a total nightmare. You might be going the DIY route because you want to save money or because you have some knowledge of what it takes to design a website. I want to give the rest of you that really don’t have an idea of whether you should be hiring a web designer reasons why it’s imperative to get one.Read More
It seems like an obvious question to answer but some people still don't believe in websites. WHAT? You're probably asking yourself if you read that right. Or you might have a website but it is less than what you envisioned it to be and it is not aligning with your brand and what you stand for but you don't have time for it because well... you're too busy running your business.
Running your own business is no easy task but that doesn't mean you should shrug off having a stellar website! In today's world most people will Google you before contacting you to find moreRead More
As a business owner I find it vital to set goals. Setting goals gives me a long-term vision and short-term motivation to keep pushing through. I need to be able to track my progress. What I have gotten done, what I need to do and what I need to improve. I want to share with you four reasons why goal setting is so important.Read More