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How to Turn Off Adobe Typekit

How to Turn Off Adobe Typekit

I use Adobe’s Creative Cloud and I also use font management software. I don’t use TypeKit and was growing tired of having Adobe’s Typekit popping up every time I needed a font. I finally spend some time finding out where to turn it off. It’s not hard to do. Just not intuitive. Look at the menu…

Domain Name Gmail Tips

Domain Name Gmail Tips

Here are some answers to common questions about your domain name gmail account: Where do I log in? Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Help! I lost my password. Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Click the “Need help?” icon. It will guide you to recover your password using your back up email address Why do I…

My Scanner Driver Won’t Work

My Scanner Driver Won’t Work

Question: I’m trying to see if I can find a driver for my ancient flatbed scanner. Is there a site you use to look for stuff like this that isn’t spammy or virusey? Answer: I had the same exact problem. My old Canon flatbed scanner needed an updated driver, and Canon’s answer seems to be,…

Industry Interview: Chrystal Boulanger

Industry Interview: Chrystal Boulanger

One of the things I like to do to is to learn from my fellow designers. This post features my fellow friend and designer Chrystal Boulanger, the professional dynamo from Chrystal Faith Design…for Moxie Businesses. Read along as I pick her brain to see how she handles the life of a designer. How do you…

A quick and simple image placeholder service

A quick and simple image placeholder service

Web Developers Rejoice! My friend and fellow designer Chrystal found this great share! It’s a way for web developers to easily create placeholder images in our work. Just put your image size after their URL and you’ll get a placeholder. Like this: <img src=”http://placehold.it/350×150″> Brilliant! Go to their site!

How Can I Get A Better Email Open Rate on My Eblasts

How Can I Get A Better Email Open Rate on My Eblasts

If you are having issues with your e-blasts landing in spam filters, keep reading. Learn how to get a better open rate on your eblasts. What the spam filter does First you need to understand what throws an emails into a spam filter. Whenever an email is received by a server it scans it. It…

Block Facebook From Your Computer

Block Facebook From Your Computer

UPDATE: It’s not just a time waster. It’s slowing you down. When I first wrote this article a couple years ago, it took 3-4 rules to block Facebook, now takes about 30. Facebook has their fingers in more pies I guess. This last time I blocked it, I noticed something interesting. My browser speed improved….

Is my website really not working? Or is it my cache?
How to Pick a Good Designer

How to Pick a Good Designer

Question How do you judge the quality of a designer? They don’t have a typical résumé like a sales rep. I’m sure there’s more to it than “ooh, I like this website”. Answer I can’t believe I haven’t answered this before. What a beautiful and potentially self-serving question. There are several things you can look…

How to Create an Outlined Drawing in Photoshop

  Image –> Adjustments –> Desaturate. Filter –> Stylize –> Fine Edges Image –> Adjustments –> Brightness/Contrast (Adjust the brightness and contrast to your liking) Then go to Filter –> Sharpen –> Sharpen More.

How to make a bootable OS X El Capitan USB Drive

How to make a bootable OS X El Capitan USB Drive

Question I purchased El Capitan through the app store a while back for my Macintosh and there is no disk. Now I need to reinstall the operating system. How can I do this? I would really like to have a clean install of my operating system. Answer Make your own bootable disk of El Capitan…

Change a Script to Use the jQuery Library Included in WordPress

Change a Script to Use the jQuery Library Included in WordPress

In your WordPress travels you may want to use some script that uses some external jQuery. The problem is if you ask the script to pull from an outside source (like Google) it can conflict with the jQuery you are using in WordPress. Instead of including jQuery yourself you need to ask WordPress to include…

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Interested in working with Lena? Check out some of her client testimonials below!

Lena is a dream to work with. She interprets her clients’ needs and direction efficiently, and turns out good, clean concepts every time.

Nancy White

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Nancy White

The great thing for me about working with Lena, is that I can move fast, barely explain what I need and at the same time know in my heart that she will make it all okay. Over and over again she has created press-ready files that have turned into beautiful products that my clients rave about. Lena helps in keeping me somewhat sane in the crazy world of printing.

Christy King

Print Broker

Christy King

Lena is a highly-talented graphic designer and artist. The work she has done for me has been very creative  and yet professional. She understands my likes and dislikes when she designs marketing materials for me and  her understanding of technical issues, software programs, and cross-platform of operating systems is a real asset.  She’s also fun to work with, you can’t beat that combination!

Kim McDougal

Designer

Kim McDougal