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Using Color for Impact in your Projects + Color Palette Inspiration

Using Color for Impact in your Projects + Color Palette Inspiration

It might sound weird, but one of my favorite ways to decompress in my business is to scour Pinterest for color inspiration and create new color palettes.  Not for any specific project or brand, just playing with colors for no other reason than because I think they’re...

How to Give Feedback on Designs to Get the Brand You Want

How to Give Feedback on Designs to Get the Brand You Want

You finally did it. You put aside all your fears, concerns, and general anxieties about outsourcing and you hired a brand designer to revamp your business identity. You filled out her brief, made it through the kick off call, and then happily sent her off to do her...

10 of Our Best Time-Saving Tips for Canva

10 of Our Best Time-Saving Tips for Canva

We are big fans of Canva around here. I’m in it daily, doing one thing or another - creating business documents, getting my Instagram posts and stories ready for the week, building out custom client templates for their various marketing needs, and creating new...

The Down & Dirty Guide to Your New Logo (And All Its Variations)

The Down & Dirty Guide to Your New Logo (And All Its Variations)

You’ve finally done it.  You’ve found yourself a good designer, introduced her (or him) to your business, and worked together to create a beautiful brand identity that you’re crazy proud of and can’t wait to show off. She’s just delivered your final files and you’re...

My Favorite 70s Inspired Retro Fonts

My Favorite 70s Inspired Retro Fonts

Hunting for the perfect font to convey a specific mood, personality, or attitude is one of my favorite things to do as a designer.  The more I dig into the world of fonts and typography, the more fascinated I become.  It’s like its own unique subculture, on the same...

7 Tips for Building a Successful Homepage for Your Website

7 Tips for Building a Successful Homepage for Your Website

Question for you – is your website, and specifically your homepage, pulling its weight in your business? For solopreneurs and entrepreneurs, many of us are operating as a giant team of one.  And that one person gets pulled in so many different directions during the...

8 Fun Ways to Spark Your Creativity During Quarantine

8 Fun Ways to Spark Your Creativity During Quarantine

Whelp, the stay at home order just got extended through the end of May in Illinois. The Jungels household has adapted as well as can be expected to quarantine life, the few notable exceptions being the fact that I am still WFBD (working from bedroom dresser) and the...

4 Color Palettes Pretty Enough to Drink

4 Color Palettes Pretty Enough to Drink

To help pass the time in quarantine and to support a favorite local business, we've been taking virtual cocktail classes every Saturday from a brandy distillery in our neighborhood.  We look forward to those classes with the same electric anticipation that some people...

15 Free Fonts with Cool & Unique Ampersands

15 Free Fonts with Cool & Unique Ampersands

 Happiest of Fridays, friends!  What a week it’s been. I’m actually starting to have difficulty remembering what normal life is like.  You know, the life where we wear real pants (not ones that start with ‘pajama’, ‘yoga’, or ‘sweat’), actually take the time to put on...

Four Fresh Color Palettes to Usher In Spring

Four Fresh Color Palettes to Usher In Spring

Guys, it reached 60 degrees in Chicago this week.  Sixty!  Throwing up some serious praise hands over here and wistfully eyeing the box of summer clothes in my closet.  Now granted, as I write this, we're back down to 35, but for two days we had the briefest glimpse...

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