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Setting up your Graphic Design Business in Texas

Date: June 18, 2012 Categories: Business Matters, Freshly Cut Design Comments: 8 Comments Share:

Really… It’s not too hard, but the steps can be overwhelming when you first sit down to get it all straight. These are the things that I did to establish my design business as a Sole Proprietor. Clearly, I am not a lawyer, so if you have any doubts or concerns, I highly recommend you consult with a business attorney. I can even [...]

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My Business Plan is Lonely

Date: April 5, 2012 Categories: Goals Comments: No Comments Share:

My business plan for 2012 is lonely. There it sits, tacked up on my cork board, dangling it’s sweet Helvetica characters in my face daily. Yet, it’s almost become just another piece of paper, mixed in among the painted heart my son made with his handprints, my “angry” Lucy card from Peanuts and my little yellow sign [...]

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Finding my niche

Date: July 29, 2011 Categories: Logos Comments: No Comments Share:

So the ball has been passed and I’ve completed (for the most part, anyway) my identity change. I’m please to introduce: It’s been a whirlwind of a journey over the past month – almost like starting all over again! I had to get a new DBA and re-design my logo. That, however, wasn’t nearly as frustrating or time-consuming [...]

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Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes (in store)

Date: May 18, 2011 Categories: Encouragement, Goals, Graphic Design Comments: No Comments Share:

Freshly Cut Cards will soon become… Freshly Cut Designs! With a new, freshly cut logo! And new, fresh offerings! I like to think the change in my name as sort of like an umbrella. Underneath it are my lovely cards, my business branding offerings, and print design products (among other things). The change has left me feeling a bit reflective, [...]

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It’s all pixels and paper these days

Date: April 13, 2011 Categories: Graphic Design, Logos Comments: No Comments Share:

Lately I’ve noticed a shift in my business. I’m mixing pixels more with my paper. I suppose it’s nothing new. Printing out sentiments and pictures and photographs for cards has always been a part of my business, but I find now that I’m doing more graphic design than card making. And I like the shift. A lot. So, what [...]

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March 2011 Newsletter

Date: March 23, 2011 Categories: Goals, Newsletter Comments: No Comments Share:

One of my goals for the year was to produce a monthly newsletter. Deciding to do it was the easy part. Thinking up content was another thing altogether. The first one went out in February, and I received a decent response. Inspired by MailChimp’s free templates and small content boxes (less to fill up!), I gave it another whirl for March. [...]

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I loaf you

Date: January 17, 2011 Categories: Graphic Design, Valentine's Cards Comments: No Comments Share:

I’ve been working with Adobe Photoshop for nearly 11 years now, but I have yet to master Illustrator. And that’s just silly. It’s an incredibly powerful drawing too and makes me feel like an artist (cuz I can “undo” like crazy!) So – I made learning that tool like the back of my hand part of my 2011 business [...]

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Rocket ships and pirates

Date: January 7, 2011 Categories: Birthday Cards Comments: No Comments Share:

Rocket ships and pirates… They go together. Didn’t you know?! Take a peak at 2 of my new favorite handmade cards – both of which are currently available for purchase (because I’ve hidden them). The ultra-cool ship is hand stamped, cut out and placed on the cardstock with pop dots to give it a 3-D look. I’ve also [...]

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Blue Skies and Rainbows

Date: January 2, 2011 Categories: Goals Comments: No Comments Share:

And so I’m off! 2011 Business Plan?  Check. Enthusiasm? Check. New ideas? Check. Let’s rock and roll, my friends. Will it all be blue skies and rainbows this year? Probably not. But on January 1st, we have card blanche. We’re free to grow in new ways, make new mistakes and learn from them, and dump out with Monday’s [...]

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And they were all drunk…

Date: October 18, 2010 Categories: Public Speaking Comments: No Comments Share:

Every once in awhile, something cool just falls in my lap. It’s usually little – like a super-sweet sale on hot pink Converse All-Stars @ DSW Shoe Warehouse ($15!!), but sometimes I get lucky. Sometimes that something cool is a pretty big deal. And it just makes me smile for days. Or longer. It doesn’t take much. And that [...]

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