Make it Easy to Leave Google My Business Reviews

Customer testimonials are a great way to promote trust and confidence in your business. Since Google continues to dominate online search it makes sense that you put your focus into getting reviews on your Google My Business page. The good news is Google has made some...

Coming Soon Page Basics

A new website is not an overnight project. On the contrary, I usually give clients a timeline of four to six weeks for the design and development of a website. Even a redesign can take a few weeks. While your website is being built, you still need a way to spark...

Rules For Using Images More Effectively

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images are an important part of any design. Not only can they provide visual interest, they can also help tell a story. Don’t underestimate the power of images. Well-written text is important. However,...

Should You Put Your Fees and Prices on Your Site

This is a common question I get from clients: should I put my prices on my website. It’s a personal decision and I tell my clients that they should do what makes them comfortable. I try to assure them that being clear with your fees is a positive thing. In my...

Design Crime: Your Contact Information Isn’t Easy to Find

Design Crime: Your Contact Information Isn’t Easy to Find Your website is an online sales rep for your business. As such, it’s essential that your site communicates vital information quickly and easily. Sixty-four percent of visitors to a site want  to see...

Designer Red Flags

As a design professional for over 25 years, I unfortunately have heard stories from clients of bad experiences with other graphic designers. It always makes me frustrated and sad to hear these stories. Usually, I become very protective of my clients and I don’t...

Design Crimes Part 4

The following design crime has some basis in science. It’s science, people, can’t argue with science! And this is coming from a former art school girl who stopped liking science in 5th grade. Design Crimes Part 4: Centering body text The human eye gets accustomed to...

What makes a good designer/client relationship


Each designer/client relationship is as unique as the people involved. Both parties are responsible for maintaining a good relationship. I approach each project with the ultimate goal of giving the client what they want and keeping them happy along the way. A few...

Speed Up Your Website to Make it Successful

If you’re wondering if it’s necessary have a website that loads quickly, wonder no more. The impact that your website speed has on traffic, conversions and revenue should not be underestimated. Research has shown that 40% of people will abandon a page if...

Using Groupon to Attract New Customers

Advertising your business on Groupon is a great way to expand your audience. There is the potential of expanding the reach of your business. Many small businesses consider using Groupon to increase sales. However, remember these potential customers are looking for...