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Love Tribe Launch Party with Laura Marano at Macy’s South Coast Plaza

This weekend was an incredible opportunity and several firsts (visiting California, flying out for a client event, traveling alone, and using Uber). Sincere thanks to Avery Ma for his connection to...

AuroMedics ASHP Tradeshow

In August 2016, I started working with AuroMedics. They had already established an updated brand using a pea pod graphic to represent their corporate identity and butler imagery to depict their...

Google Verification for Your Business Address

Whether you have a new business or have moved locations - within the same city, to another state or even to another country - you will want to make sure your...

DIY Photography Light Tent / Light Box

One of my newest clients has asked me to photograph a few of their products. This is actually something new, and I didn't have a lighting kit or a light...

The Five Dimensions of Interaction Design

What is Interaction Design? Interaction Design (IxD) defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Interaction designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that...

Website Process

Research & Strategy Every website should have a goal and a purpose, serving relevant content to your audience – a space encouraging learning and a hub for visitors to want...

Color Psychology

Use color with purpose Color is all around us; there's no way of escaping it. With the knowledge of color psychology, one can effectively balance communication and emotions. Take on the world...

Carson’s 2nd Birthday Party

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Carson Turns TWO

Our little bundle of joy is TWO today, and I'm sitting here in the early hours of morning writing this, because I'm that crazy mom up late decorating cake and getting emotional looking...

Google Maps with Multiple Unique Markers using ACF & WordPress

What We’ll Cover in the Google Maps with Multiple Markers Tutorial Custom script to render the google map with unique thumbnail markers and a detailed/custom information box upon click Custom WordPress...

Coloring Pages

Download this full set of drawings to print and color! Great for kids and adults alike. You will be redirected to the download link after making a donation. (1/2 of proceeds...

HTML Structure and Search Engine Optimization Tips

Recently, I challenged myself to more clearly define the essentials for developing a sound website structure and add these to daily practice. Documentation is key for clarification (personally), so please...

Perry-isms

For those of you who knew my dad, Perry Beydler. I want to start a list of memories and sayings that he used, to remind us of him and make...

Bone Creek Membership Card Arrived

Today, we received our Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art membership card in the mail that I designed in mid-October. Out of the ordinary printing We opted to try Morning Print,...

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Effective Content Marketing Strategy

Audience Content marketing is for your customers, not your brand. The objective is to distribute content to attract, earn, and engage your target audience, who should have been defined in your brand goals. Inform,...

Shared vs Dedicated IP Address

Domain Names Domain names are easily read web addresses that talk to the server and ask for resources (files, images, etc) through page requests to display a web page. The...

Image and Url SEO Optimization – Difference Between Hyphens vs Underscores

What does Google say? Google searches for relevant content based on keywords found in titles, urls, images, descriptions, and page content. Upon abbreviated research in answering the question about the...

DIY Custom Poplar Wood LED Light Box

Finished dimensions: 19" x 15" x 3¼" This project used: Recycled poplar wood Hardboard 14" x 18" x 3/8" sheet of acrylic 1 roll of LED light strips with wall plug adapter...

How to Quickly Convert a JPG to a Transparent PNG in Photoshop

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Carson’s 1st Birthday | Part 2

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Carson’s 1st Birthday: Woodland Theme

Carson's 1st Birthday party was a success! Next year, I'm just going to buy a cake and be done. ;) I did make it to bed by 1:00am at least....

Giving New Meaning To What a Birthday Really Is (One Year Ago)

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" "Your angel will...

Pancakes :: Carson & Mom

Another pancake kind of Tuesday.

Carson’s 1st Birthday Collateral

Getting to do some fun designing – the unpaid kind, which has been much needed. We made the trip to Bethany today, so what better way to use time (3.5...

Four Years: This second day of February

The snow falls, reminiscent of the last day you knew this earth. It's been four years, this second day of February. I can still replay that morning, and my body knows...

This Old Pan: Meaning Behind Objects

To most everyone, this is just an ordinary pan – small, well-used, teflon chipped in a place or two, and a coating of burnt grease on the bottom. This is my...

Words & Imagery: A Look at Context

Context is defined in various ways throughout art and communication. Below is a sampling of how words and imagery can be paired in infinite combinations to evoke unique emotions and feeling. Even...

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