Darrah’s Towing | Cedar Rapids, Iowa Website Design

Carmela, the owner of Darrah’s Towing, came to me about updating her website. She felt the website was outdated, didn’t represent the business well, and was frustrated with not being able to get website updates done easily. In order to come up with a new website she would be happy with, we focused on the problems first. Continue reading

The Challenges of Working From Home: Part One

cafe latte

Lots and lots of coffee

I could never work from home.

I don’t know how you do it, I’d never be that motivated.

I hear this almost every time I tell someone new that I work from home. Sometimes, the way people say it sounds negative, almost like I’m doing something wrong by working from home. This is kind of funny, because I know they don’t mean it that way at all. I realize it’s likely because people honestly don’t understand how working from home can be productive. How do I do it? How could you do it? Continue reading

Don’t Kid Yourself, Hire a Professional Photographer.

Photo and packaging design by Nick Beecher http://cargocollective.com/nbeecher

Photo and packaging design by Nick Beecher http://cargocollective.com/nbeecher

You decide to built a website, create new marketing materials, etc. Your designer suggests you hire a professional photographer. Cringe, you think, “I don’t want to spend the money,” maybe you just avoid us for a while thinking we’ll forget about it. We won’t.

What is our motivation? We want you to have great, effective materials. You could have the very best Graphic/Web Designer and mediocre photos. What do you think that does to the overall look and feel of your design for which you paid to have custom made? Continue reading

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