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17 Classic & Fresh Ideas for Gathering Customer Feedback that Builds Your Business and Improves Your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | 3 Comments

I love to play a little game on my phone called Trivia Crack, and I often play against my husband. You can have multiple games going simultaneously, so he sometimes asks me for answers and I forget to check who he’s playing before I give him the correct one (I have no shame in sabotaging his game if it means…

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Perfect Balance is a Lie: 5 Practical Tips to Avoid Going Crazy…Like Certifiable

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Sometimes I have really tough weeks. Who doesn’t right? Honestly, one person’s tough is another person’s cake walk, but who are we to judge the validity of someone’s situation? I talk about professional and personal balance a lot. Mainly because it is the only way I do what I do, but I have to scream from the mountain tops that…

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3 Quick Fixes to Upgrade the Look of Your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Graphic Design | One Comment

After having a fourth baby, (fix your face…it wasn’t that bad), there were times when I would look in the mirror and think . . . something needs to change fast. Unfortunately, slow and steady does the trick when changing your physical appearance, but when it comes to your business, there are some quick fixes you can employ that can make…

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7 Clichés that have Proven True While Changing my Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Entrepreneurial Encouragement, Freelance | No Comments

[su_pullquote]“It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue.” -Stephen Fry[/su_pullquote] All the cool people use clichés or maybe all the people we deem “cool” in our society are clichés themselves, but that’s another post entirely! I mean think about it… Kelly Clarkson reminded you that “what doesn’t kill you makes you…

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8 Ways Your Friends and Family Can Support You in your Brand to Help Grow Your Business (Post + Infographic)

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance | No Comments

When I first started in graphic design, I didn’t tell a lot of people. Maybe it was my confidence level. I didn’t hide it, of course (I was running a business, after all), but I wasn’t sure what people would say. As a result, years into my business, friends would talk to me about needing materials for their event or…

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What I Suddenly Realized About My Life and How it Changed my Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Freelance | 7 Comments

This is not your regular business blog post. I didn’t do tons of research and plan endlessly to bring you accurate helpful information. Instead, I’m just talking about change and the hot button phrase “work/life balance.”  * * * Spoiler Alert * * * I finally devised a planner to help me get everything done while still keeping my life…

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Personal and Professional Balance: 6 Areas of your Life to Evaluate Before Finalizing your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Freelance | One Comment

“Extremes are easy. Strive for Balance.” – Colin Wright Ready to define your brand? In this post, I’m not talking about your brand identity (the actual look of your brand). I’m speaking of your overall brand which is EVERYTHING that you do from the way you treat your audience and how you network to how you run your day-to-day operations….

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Your Brand Imitates Life. Your Life Imitates Your Brand: Preparing for the Changes Life Brings You

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance | No Comments

OK…so was I reaching with that title? It sounded a little artsy . . . But based on my experiences both past and present, I feel like it’s quite accurate. When you have to think through your brand, what it means to you, what it looks like, how you want others to perceive you versus what you are actually doing…

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Exhaustive, Even Heroic, List of DIY Graphic Design Tools FOR BEGINNERS

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Freelance, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | 4 Comments

 At one point in my life, I was a teacher. That’s right. I actually subjected myself to the insanity of public education willingly. And high school at that. I know what you may be thinking and the answer is no! No, I didn’t have a death wish, but I did have a passion for design and have always been good with…

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