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Is Your Brand a Shady Situation or Just Non-Existent? The Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Your Own Visual Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Brand Identity, Branding, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | One Comment

Usually when I write a blog post, I start off with a personal anecdote to get you to see the significance of the post’s topic. And that’s because I really want YOU to want THIS information. I really want YOUR BRAND to want to look amazing and credible to your audience. I can’t express how it feels when I’m approached…

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Solopreneur Game Changers Part One: How to Take Control of Your Graphics

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Freelance, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | One Comment

There are so many things that go into a business. You have to be a customer service representative, a CEO, a CFO, an accountant, a marketing specialist, a content creator, and a designer. Wow! That’s quite a list. What’s more, you still have a personal life aka being a parent, sister, brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, best friend, and any other…

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20 Things You Can Do and Create in Adobe Photoshop for Your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Freelance, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | No Comments

This post is for you if you have ever felt like Photoshop was too intimidating. It is also for you if you have been considering learning Photoshop and using it as a tool for your visual brand and business. Or, if you already know Photoshop, but for some reason feel limited or ned some inspiration. People have asked me on…

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Going Independent: Real Life Has No Formula

By | BMAYS Design, Entrepreneurial Encouragement, Freelance | 3 Comments

I could write this post and claim to be an expert on going independent. I’m talking about the art of breaking away from the 9 to 5, pursuing your creative urges and making it happen in spite of all the challenges that go along with freelancing, starting your own business or just chasing those entrepreneurial dreams. I admit it. I’m not…

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Getting Real About the Hustle: 5 Areas of Focus When You Transition from Your 9 to 5

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 2 Comments

Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure we could talk about at least 10 other things that need your attention when you are turning your side-gig into your main-gig, but as someone who made that leap (and sometimes feels as if she is still on a ledge looking down), I noticed 5 areas that really affected me. I’m sharing them with you…

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Freelancing While in Free Fall: Tips, resources, and worksheets for keeping it together in the midst of chaos

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Entrepreneurial Encouragement, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 3 Comments

All of our chaos looks different and enters/exits our lives at different times. You may be in free fall because of a change in relationship status, a drop in your income, or your overwhelming and unexpected success that you now have to figure out and manage. There is also the distinct possibility you feel like you’re in free fall because…

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What a Visually Appealing Brand Can Do For You: A quick reminder of what you already knew with a few things you haven’t thought of.

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 2 Comments

Let’s face it. People like pretty. Admittedly, pretty doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone (and I’m grateful for that), but regardless, people like what they think is pretty. When it comes to your brand, the best thing you can do is make it as universally “pretty” as you can. Need help thinking through your “pretty”? I created a little sumthin’…

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How to Avoid Sounding Like a Jerk When Writing for Business

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Content Writing | No Comments

Hopefully, we are all familiar with the concept of social cues. You know, the subtle hints that guide conversations and social interactions both personally and professionally? Some people have a hard time with social cues, and, as a society, it’s important that we are patient with each other. However, when it comes to business, I don’t want to you to…

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