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Explaining Design Stuff to Non-Designers This post comes after a frustrating meeting with a group of marketing personnel, who really have no idea what design really is. Basically the whole meeting was based around two colours they absolutely needed on the page, one...read more
Why I Use Fiverr(.com) Becoming a Freelance graphic and web designer is a dream of mine. Although, I'm also a little skeptical about the whole freelance career. Here are a few reasons I started using Fiverr. Getting Started on Fiverr When I first signed up for...read more
Using WordPress as a Web Designer Before WordPress, you had to build a website using a text editor or a program like Adobe DreamWeaver. Now, there are so many options, almost anyone can build a website. A basic website that is. It still takes a designer or developer...read more
How to Work from Home Like a Pro! Who doesn't want a career where you have the ability to work from anywhere. I would love to travel around Canada one day, from coast to coast, without the worry of not being able to make money. As long as there is Wi-Fi (public Wi-Fi...read more
The Key to Having the Perfect Home Office We moved almost 6 months ago, and since we are doing huge renovations (kitchen/ bathroom, repainting and relighting the entire house, etc.), we’ve basically been living out of boxes. This weekend we decided to tackle at least...read more
9 Ways to Become a Better Known Freelancer #1: Social media is your friend Being a freelancer means you need to start networking. You won't gain clients by hiding at your cottage with no wifi connection. Do you have people on your Facebook account that you...read more
How to Become a Freelancer I want to become a Freelancer for many reasons. My Mom is a Real Estate Broker and my Dad is a Mortgage Broker. They have flexible schedules, they can work remotely (as long as they aren't visiting with clients) and they have a better...read more
Resources For the Full-time Graphic Designer & Part-time Web Designer For those of you who are mainly print designers, but are a web designer at heart and do web design work on the side, here is an awesome link to help you out. This website is a great...read more
Typography and Design Typography is one, if not the one, important part of Graphic Design. You will not survive as a Graphic Designer if you have no clue what typography is and why it matters. Graphic designers do not use comic sans (unless it is for comical satire)...read more
How to Stay Organized for a Better Work / Life Balance It has been a couple of weeks since I launched my Facebook page for KEELYBURNS DESIGN, and so far I have had great feedback. As a result, I have landed a freelance job with a big marketing company and I...read more