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Designing Experiences for Your Clients

When you are a designer it’s easy to get caught up with the work and forget about the fact that we are at our core a customer service industry. We service…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Desktop or Laptop for a Designer?

Should a Designer get a Desktop or a Laptop??? The choice between Graphic Design Laptops vs Desktops is a huge one for designers. Good computers cost enough…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Don't Go To Design School

Do you need to Go to design or art school to be a designer? My answer is an emphatic no! This is not to say that design school is a bad thing, but if you…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Top 5 Design Tools I Use Right Now

Tools don’t make the maker, but they do help. Today we are talking about the Top 5 Design Tools I use right now in my daily design work.

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Live & Work where you want

In this week's VLOG I talk about why I live in Hawaii and the challenges that come with living in "Paradise". This video is really about encouraging you…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

When Should A Designer Work For Free

In this week's VLOG I talk about how when to do work for free as a designer. Some people will tell you there is never a time to work for free, and I would…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

I Got Rejected by A Client

In this week's VLOG I talk about how I got rejected by a potential client, why that doesn't bother me and why it shouldn't bother you.

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Setting Goals and Changing Your Habits

In this week's VLOG I talk about my new found sense of goal setting, and how I hope to make those goals a reality through actions. I cover my goals for…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

What I love about working at a Startup

I’ve done mostly client work up until this point in my career so this is a new experience for me and I thought it would be worthwhile to discuss what is…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

My New Hustle

Am I a goal oriented person? Do I actually know what that means? Have I fooled myself into thinking that I am self-motivated, a self-starter and a go-getter?…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Creative Basics - Color Theory

Today we are going to learn the importance of color in your design and the basics of what is referred to as “Color Theory”. This article is part of my…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Work Hard Play Hard

Just a little VLOG featuring my lovely wife and I exploring the beautiful paradise that we live in to shoot some photo and video.

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Design & Code Reboot

Getting back into the industry after having been gone for a while can feel like an uphill battle. How do you reboot if you have taken a vacation from one…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

3 Pitfalls of Client Projects

Working with clients as a designer can be hard, here are a few ways to smooth the process and have successful client projects.

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

How I became a Hobby Board Gamer Part 1

I used to spend so much time watching TV wishing I could connect with people. I matured and started going to bars and playing music but in the end it was…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

CSS Dark Overlays

Recently someone emailed me asking for some insight on how to accomplish the dark overlay techniques I commonly use on this site. This is a code walkthrough…

A blog post by Jesse Showalter

Burnout and the Importance of Hobbies

As a web designer and developer, I spend a lot of time working online. I am constantly either pushing pixels around the screen or knee deep in code "creating"…

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