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When you look around your desk, what do you see? You’ll probably see pens, a note pad, paper, stapler, calculator, business cards, coaster, push pins, sticky notes, coffee mug, and …

Tips on How to Name and Organize Digital Files

Nothing is more frustrating when you can’t find a file on your computer! You go through folders, do name searchers in the finder with no results. I’ll show you how to name an organize …

The Importance of Valuing Your Clients

It’s important to value your clients because without ’em you’ll have no business! There isn’t a guarantee that a client will be forever be a client, and whatever reason they leave your client roster list, the time in between …

This Canada Day we’re paying tribute to some of Canada’s favourite and most influential artists.

I’m proud to be Canadian and what’s a better way to say “Hey, Canada you Rock!” with some great Canadian …

Awesome Retro Package Designs

Have you noticed the retro trend is back? Thank goodness I say! I’m a retro lover and j’adore old school design. And that’s why I’ll be featuring Retro Package Designs to Actually’s blog. Stay tuned for my …

Tips on How to Choose the Right Paper Stock for Your Business Cards

I must admit I friggin’ love paper! I guess you could say I’m a paper geek. Paper wholeheartedly astounds me because there’s so much to select from with …

Sometimes we all need a lil’ inspiration and motivation

A few months ago I published the blog “Inspirational Quotes for Designers” and it was a huge hit with our peeps! So since spring has sprung I think …

RGD Future By Design: The Evolving Visual Landscape 2013

This past Tuesday I volunteered to assist the Barrie screening for the RGD Ontario Webcast Future By Design: The Evolving Visual Landscape presentation.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

A few years ago I found a little book “The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics” at a used book store called Rivendall Books. The book is one of my favourite owned books and …

Why it's important to have a plan

Having a plan helps you define the full scope of a project but it also helps you stay focused, set goals and objectives, meet deadlines, measure success and debrief the entire project. Why have a plan? Why have a …

It's Official We're BNI Spirit Catcher Chapter Members

Last November a business colleague, Steve Haire, from Iboza asked if either Christine or I would substitute him, representing Iboza in a local BNI …

Helpful Tips on How to Set Goals for 2013

Another year has passed and now it’s time to embark on a new year. Sometimes we don’t know where to start when setting goals we want to accomplish. So, I’ve decided to provide you with a few helpful tips …

Pepsi Throwback Campaign for the Win

I’ve been visiting my family over the Christmas Holidays, and during the visit I decided to make a holiday beverage spiked with some holiday cheer. When I opened the fridge the first …

Holiday Treats Your Clients Will Love

Every year since I started freelancing I’ve made my own holiday baking for clients. The first year I baked my two older sisters helped me out because I was not a skilled baker like they …

Tis’ the season to get your wrap on! December brings snow, holiday cheer and warm wishes for the upcoming new year, and assembly line of gifts …

The Annual Meet the Advisory Committee Night at Georgian College for Advertising and Marketing Communications

Last night my boyfriends’ son came home from school excited to show us an assignment completed for his Media class. He designed a help wanted ad for a …

inspirational quotes for designers

Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to brighten up our day. It’s amazing how a few simple words paired together can create a powerful message to …