Archive for the Design Category


3 Steps to Repurpose Content Marketing Graphics

How can you repurpose graphic images into different types of content when different image dimensions may be required? NOTE: If you prefer to listen, the core ideas of this blog post were shared on an episode of my FB Live show, “Coffee, PPTea & Me.”  Watch/listen here. My workflow follows these 3 basic steps: 1. […]

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How to Create Your Own Flat Graphics in PowerPoint — and Why!

Microsoft began experimenting with a new look for the interface of its Windows Media Center in 2002.  But the Flat Design trend really took off with the rollout of Windows 8 in 2011, followed by Apple’s iOS7 in 2013. Flat design has ruled the world of web design for quite a few years now.  The […]

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Design Principles for Video

You may think “I’m not a designer so I can’t make well designed videos.”  But there are 4 primary principles that graphic designers follow and they’re easy enough for anyone to apply. This video does a good job of describing the 4 principles and showing examples of each.  But, in terms of video design, there […]

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Video Backgrounds – B is for Background

Most people don’t think much about the background.  It’s just there – in the background.  But if it’s wrong, people definitely notice, even if it’s at a subconscious level. I generally think of video in 2 main categories: Videos created with a camera – This includes what is often referred to as “live action” video, but it […]

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