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How to Create an Action Plan to Reach Any Goal

It was only in the last few years that I learned how powerful the goal setting process can be. I want to share my process in case it might be helpful, and so I can provide updates to be held accountable. In this post, I'm going to share the action plan I drafted in early January 2017. I'll report my progress in late November (or early December), and will provide a full status update in January, only a few short months away.

Neon Signs of Twin Peaks

I've always admired neon signs, and I'm currently drawing inspiration from them. Each sign is unique and represents so much more than meets the eye. But fun for the eye they are! One-Eyed Jack's We've talked about somehow reimagining the One-eyed Jack's sign since we first laid eyes on it (huh huh), perhaps with colored lights … Continue reading Neon Signs of Twin Peaks

Business Card: Rustic Treehouse

I really enjoy business card projects. Every design is different and comes with a unique set of challenges and considerations. I love the process of figuring out what the client wants, what they need, and how I can use my design skills to make it happen. In this post, I detail the design process for … Continue reading Business Card: Rustic Treehouse

Universal Citizenship Card Series: The Elevator Dilemma

After spending too much time researching how to build my graphic design skill set, I decided to do what every piece of research recommended: just start doing it. Many of the articles I read suggested re-creating designs and images that already exist. I've never been short of ideas, and I was hesitant to go this … Continue reading Universal Citizenship Card Series: The Elevator Dilemma

The Truth is Out There – So Are Free Images

A few years ago, I was looking for some images to include in an eLearning module. I wanted to incorporate visuals into some of the more text heavy slides, but didn't have a budget. I thought it would be easy breezy to find free images to use. Man, was I wrong. At the time, free … Continue reading The Truth is Out There – So Are Free Images

business card series: get noticed by deep throat with this design

I've been obsessed with the X-Files for far longer than any other secret government/alien conspiracy shows, and it inspires a lot of projects that I have in the works right now. That poster that Agent Mulder has in his office though! I've always loved the print, but it's never felt like the right time to … Continue reading business card series: get noticed by deep throat with this design

So Many Colors: 4 Great Resources to Make Life Easier

I struggle with colors, especially when it comes to matching. Without any formal training, it's been tough to know what really works and what colors to use if I'm trying to achieve a specific purpose, like motivating learners or gaining subscribers. I've spent countless hours obsessing over colors and have found several helpful resources that … Continue reading So Many Colors: 4 Great Resources to Make Life Easier

Professional Development Workshop in Denver

I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of this event. It was one of the best learning experiences of my career and it confirmed my passion for designing high quality professional development opportunities. I designed and planned managed nearly every aspect of this event, and I went big. I may cover … Continue reading Professional Development Workshop in Denver