Tonight, rendering. My favorite part. With color the whole thing comes to life to tell the story of design. This time around I’m trying out my new Spectra Markers. So excited! I’ve been waiting to find the time to finish this plan all week just so I could sit down and color!
GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✨
Congratulations to @unconventional_psychic!
You have won a free ticket to our social media workshop on 18 June ✨
We cannot wait to meet you at the workshop! Thank you so much to everyone who entered our giveaway 💕
For more info on our workshop head on over to our website maggieandjimmys.com
Confessions of a Brand Designer...⠀⠀
...My business cards still have my old logo on them 🙀⠀⠀
I had these printed around 7 years ago. I'd saved so I could go all-out-pretty on the finish and I LOVED them. Yet, they turned out to be a very stereotypical case of "things I buy because they are pretty but I won't actually use". ⠀⠀
I used a grand total of 15 and I'm fairly confident 10 of them are still lingering in my husband's wallet.⠀⠀
How I work, the approach I take to running my business, to networking and beyond means I don't need business cards. Instead, I invest my print budget into beautiful welcome packs and workbooks.⠀⠀
Don't feel pressured into having certain things because you feel it's a norm, or because "everyone has them". Figure out what works for your business, your client/customer experience and investment there instead 👌🏻
Good morning lovelies! 💕
It’s been ages since I’ve posted, I’ve been soooo busy, but I’m in Sydney now for Semi Permanent creative conference!! I haven’t been in years, so I’m really excited to hear advice from amazing creatives, witness innovative break-throughs, and get really inspired!! Yay!! 🎉
Looking to make the most of your Google My Business (GMB) account? One of the best ways to boost your organic search results is by receiving (and replying to!) reviews.⠀⠀
And the best way to get reviews… Don't be afraid to ask! ⠀⠀
Pop a review request onto your receipts, invoices or email footers and don't be afraid to ask your clients and customers to review your business on Google. ⠀⠀
Consistency is key here, so make sure you continually have reviews rolling into your GMB account and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the impact on your organic search results and by how many people love leaving their feedback and supporting local businesses when asked.
PSA: The Democratic candidates are rolling out some really sharp swag! I ❤️ how distinct they are and how clearly so many of them convey their backstories! 👏🏼 first generation immigrant Julián, NE educator Warren, Midwest college boy Pete (millennial bonus points for making the entire design kit public!) Cory from the blocks and retro Bernie and Inslee. Do better, Biden, with your weird illegible logo and Kamala with your one-note layouts. #democrat#designnerd#swagswoon#superficialandiownit
We have been very absent from social media lately because we have been super busy with jobs and getting things done! Thank you for your patience with us through this. We are back and ready to start off tomorrow with a new color of the week! Any guesses?
Last stop on my way out of the country....📍TWA terminal feels like a time warp back to the 60’s. Eero Saarinen masterpiece! Growing up close by, I was always fascinated by this amazing structure ❤️🤓 #designnerd#eerosaarinen#twaterminaljfk
Do you schedule your social media posts? Putting time aside once a week, fortnight or month can be a great way to manage your time and keep social media content flowing.
There are some excellent apps available (many of which are free) which will save your images, captions and hashtags. The apps can then auto-post for you or send a push notification when it's time to publish.
We use @latermedia for our Instagram scheduling. Have you tried an app to manage your social media posts?
Image by @miamoessinger
I've always loved rocky headlands. This is the whaling port of Miwasaki. The craggy rocks are reinforced by massive concrete breakwalls to protect against tsunami.
Walking back through town, I realised the architecture here - and throughout the region - is heavily based on the compact industrial design used in cargo ships. #designnerd.
Miwasaki is halfway between Shingu and Katsuura, if you're doing that walk as part of #kumanokodo
I'm in japan leading a 2 week trip for @artistimmersionprogram and this sanja matsuri festival in asakusa was the foundation for the particular itinerary I developed.
My first experience in Asakusa at senso-ji was with 14 students and colleague Jordan a few days after new years where there is wall to wall people in a slow sludgey progession to the temple. I've been here a few times now and this was so exciting.
Met up with Jordan who now lives here and his network of creative friends which is so interesting in the fabric of life. And one carries a little sketchbook everywhere - a good creative habit.
Returned Saturday with more of the group:) I'm posting over on the artist immersion account as most if my pics right now are documenting the travel.
We launched the branding back in winter but I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am to share @blissfully.abundant new website with you soon!⠀⠀
I've got an awesome all female creative team on my side too including copy from @loveaudrey83 and imagery from @sophiecarefull ✨⠀| #beckylord ⠀⠀
🔐 Is your website secure?
If your website stores personal information or accepts payments you should already have a secure website and if not, now is a great time to think about it. ✨ Did you know that Google prioritises secure websites giving them a much better chance of being found in Google searches?
You can check if a website is secure by looking for a padlock in the address bar or checking if the URL starts with ‘https://'
Come On Baby Light My Fire 🔥
Thanks to my new interior doors 🚪 for lighting my fire today.... almost done papa smurf... this is almost ✅ I tell myself that everyday 😂😂😂 #interiordoors#tmcobbdoors