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iPhone Christmas Wallpaper

Need a little something to make your phone a little more festive?  Look no further.  Here's are a few little Christmas gifts from Kristen and me.  Download these pictures and set them as the backgrounds for your phone.  Here's a how to do it:

Step 1:

Go to this page on your Smart Phone.

Step 2:

Save the image of your choice by holding your finger on the image and selecting Save Image.

Step 3:

Take a look at it in your Album, hit the Share button and Use As Wallpaper.

When we first moved into our house, I began to see several things that I would have done differently.  For the first time I thought, "We should build next time."  All of that changed recently.  Here's why ...

Enough is not Enough

Whenever I can, I encourage my clients to blog on their websites.  Blogging is a great way to educate your clients on your products and services, catch the attention of search engines and even close some sales.  However, one of the greatest benefits of blogging is that it establishes you as the expert.  I've mentioned this several times before, but clearly it bares repeating.  Your clients and potential clients have questions.  They are often unwilling or unable to ask those questions.  When you answer those questions (before they are even asked) while everyone else is just sitting there posting their store hours, you become the expert!

However, it's not enough to put "enough" content to get by.  It's not enough to write a few lines and think, nobody's going to read this much anyway.  Enough is simply not enough, and here's why ...

Social Media & The Holidays

The Holiday Season is upon us yet again! How will your business spread the cheer this year? It's no doubt that people often post holiday-related topics on popular Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter. If you're on Facebook, it is very likely you have seen friend's posts for each day of November telling something they are thankful for. Maybe you are even participating in this as well. Although some people may have mixed feelings about these day-to-day posts, the posts are definitely a way to acknowledge the season of Thanksgiving. I personally like posts that are related to Thanksgiving, because so many people tend to skip the holiday all together. You may not have something that your business is thankful for every day, but you can find other ways to participate in the holidays. Here are some ideas:

A while back I did an imaginary Q&A answering all of the questions that people typically ask their wouldbe graphic designer.  But what about the aspiring graphic designers out there?  Well, I recently had the opportunity to sit down (via email) with a graphic design student who was writing a paper for one of his classes.  Here are the questions and answers from that discussion.