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How to build a creative community with Tom Ross from DesignCuts

Have you ever wondered how to build a creative community? Have you ever wondered if that is even possible for an introvert? Can you find the friends and still get to keep your space? In this video interview, you’ll learn how entrepreneur Tom Ross built his creative empire, centered around community, in his own introverted […]

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Designing with Stock Illustrations, Graphics and Fonts. How to make the best use of these resources and create projects that stand out from everyone else. // From MichelleHickey.Design

This post covers designing with stock illustrations and includes tips on how to differentiate your work so that you can stand out online. Stock illustrations, fonts, and backgrounds have paved the way for creatives who want to create top-notch designs. We may have a vision but not have the time or talent to create everything […]

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This DesignCuts review has been sponsored by the company. As a solo business owner, it’s not always easy to keep all of the balls in the air. Luckily, there are tools and resources that I’ve discovered along the way that have not just helped me to stay afloat but have elevated my business. When I […]

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A modern maker with a classic approach to design.

An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

I work with clients to craft everything from the ground up, establishing a strong foundation and energizing your visuals with meaning. Impactful content goes beyond what we see. We’re here to make your audience feel.

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