It's here! The first launch of 2018 for Three Hellos! I'm so excited to introduce you to the new branding and website for Fire by Nature. Fire by Nature is a Southern Maryland based custom furniture and metal company. Mike and Eve Vatt, the founders, are true craftsman, who value quality, sustainable, and heirloom furniture.
It's December and you know what that means! Tis the season, friends! I wanted to share with you a quick DIY that I did last week that I'm super excited about! I love flocked trees and since I have a home office that I work in 5 days out of the week, I decided it was time for a tree in my office. So, I started searching online for a flocked tree that wouldn't break the bank and couldn't find one I loved. (insert sad face)
Not to worry though! This is where the fun begins. I did a quick search for flock and realized this was an easy addition to any tree (real or fake, lit or unlit) and decided to try my hand at it! If you've been eyeing the flocked look too, grab a tree, wreath or garland and follow these easy steps!
Phew! I don't know about you, but it's been a crazy Fall! I'm so excited to launch this new brand and site for Claire Watson Photography. Claire came to me as a referral from the amazing, Maryn Graves. She saw the site we created together and reached out about creating a new branding identity and a website overhaul for her already successful wedding & senior photography business. I was excited to collaborate with her because her work is simply stunning! Let's take a stroll through how it all came together!
Hello there, friend. I wanted to take some time to share some tough love with you today on your website. You might not want to hear it, but I promise if you stick with me, it’ll be worth it.
So, the internet is all the rage and you pretty much have to have a website at this point, unless you want to be looked at like you are in the dark ages, right? Yup, I get it. You are now the proud owner of your own .com and have a place to send all those prospective clients, but what happens when they get there?
Client experience is something most people brush off, thinking, of course I've got that! But, do you really? And if you do, does it align with the goals and values you set for brand? Yeah. I see you nodding your head. Now, let me ask you this, realistically, is every client/customer getting this same experience? Less nodding going on? Why is it that every client doesn't get the same experience? I know what you're thinking, clients are different. They have different personalities, some are more needy and some are less involved, I get that, but why are you allowing your clients to dictate the experience YOU provide? Don't you think you'd attract more of your ideal clients if you had a consistent experience? Don't you also think you'd be less stressed if your experience was neatly outlined and organized?
Photos are a huge aspect of any business these days. Let's face it, most people are visual and it takes an image to stop them from scrolling past and read what you have to say. Photos, especially stock photos that are free for commercial use are hard to find. Well, today, I'm sharing 23 sites I've gathered that can help you when you need a free photo, whether it's for an ad, a blog post, or curating your Instagram feed, I will show you how you can adapt these photos to make them work for your business.
When Gabby, fitness and weight loss expert from Half of Gabby, approached me about her branding and web project I was ecstatic. She had started feeling a disconnect with her blog and needed a stronger visual connection to her brand. She had been blogging on Wordpress and felt that, not only did the aesthetic not work for her, but the technical aspect was failing her and making blogging a chore.
It's no secret that I wear many hats. Wife, mom, graphic designer, volunteer, and I also run The Daily Bits Creatives. So believe me when I say, I have searched and scoured looking for productivity management and ways to streamline my business and personal life for success. These are the programs that I highly recommend.