K Scates Studios is a photography, video + editing studio that focuses on magazine-worthy portraiture with a modern aesthetic. Together, Kelli + I worked through the K Scates brand and its sister brand, The Urban Gypsy, a free-spirited blog.Read More
It's the start of a fresh new year... well, enough into the year that my champagne hangover has cured & I am back in the thick of getting shit done. With a fresh year, I revel in building new goals, projects and routines for the coming year. With this spirit of #hustle, but also with a mindset of intention and making SMART goals, I've rounded up my favorite resources for goal-setting and self love.Read More
If you are a style, beauty, or lifestyle blogger, you might struggle with creating awesome graphics for your blog.
You want to share your ideas visually- let's face it (+ science says so) we process visual communication more quickly and with more influence than written communication. In this post, we will delve into using a Polyvore set for your blog so you can have a professional looking graphic.Read More
As a brand & web designer, I work with so many wonderful clients to build their brands and sites. One decision I made in my business is to not accept web design clients who have not been through a branding process.
Here's why...Read More
Have you ever clicked a link to read a blog post or check out a service and gotten the 'page not found' message? Super annoying, right? Not only are you no finding the content you were looking for, but it also makes the site feel less credible. I feel like you're probably not trying to annoy people and look unprofessional in your online space... just a hunch. That annoying page is called a 404 page.
Here's why you need one & how to set it up in 5 minutes or less.Read More
Creating a brand font palette can be intimidating if you're not a designer. Sometimes they look so similar or you don't feel like that have a personality. Maybe you aren't even sure how many fonts you are supposed to choose... #allthefonts ?
This post & eBook was created to help you #slay with your font palette.Read More
Need a brand in a box? I've got you! This post is a complete brand with color, fonts, and pattern to keep you consistent and branded until you can afford a custom brand.Read More
Want to share promotional images of your opt in freebie, worksheet or ebook? Not sure how to make those fancy images you see on other blogs? Let me help. Here's how to do it using canva + a free template I created just for you. If you want more control, the video tutorial also shows how to create your own in photoshop.Read More
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Debating on whether or not it's worth it to give away your epic content? Here's the quick break on guest posting & why you NEED to do it... now.Read More
Web mockups are sooo useful for online entrepreneurs & bloggers. It gives us a way to share what our online space looks like. Sure you can screen shot your website, but when sending out a media kit, sharing site updates or launching new features or courses, it's not cutting it.
There are 101+ ways to create a mock up & you can certainly hire a designer (eh em) to do it for you, but it's really simple to do yourself as well. All you need is a picture to work from.
* keep reading & download your free stock image to useRead More
The air is full of good cheer & all things lovely. There's cinnamon, spice & all things nice... except you are stuck staring at an isle of shit-looking holiday cards & cheesy santa gift wrap. I got you, girl.Read More
Mood Boards are the starting point (or should be) for any visual project you are planning. A mood board is a visual representation of a personality of an attitude that will help you decipher key elements for recreating that personality in your project or brand. Maybe you want to slim down your wardrobe to essential pieces or you are redecorating your office, either way you want to start with a well-curated inspiration board.Read More