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  • The Art of the Business Card

    The Art of the Business Card

    A few days ago I met with a new client in need of help updating her logo and business cards. Although most of what I do is web work, I've been doing graphic design since 1997 and I still really enjoy it. Print work can be  wonderfully easy compared to coding (although not always!) and it keeps my design chops in shape. So, I happily began gathering ideas. She explained that her business model was changing due to some advance training she was completing. This would also change her services and, really, the very things that make her business unique. I began to realize that what she really needed was a mini-workshop on her branding and marketing. We needed to look at her new offerings and clientele in order to update her logo and create her new cards in an effective, audience-focused way. With this in mind, today I created a new design service ... read more

  • Because Breast Cancer is Scary

    Pixel Lava supports breast cancer research

    I've vaguely wondered why October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but I think it's simply because breast cancer is scary. In 2009 I discovered a lump and subsequently had 4 lumpectomies and did 5 years on Tamoxifen. I am grateful to the high-res imaging at Moore's Cancer Center which found the issue and the specialists who aggressively treated it. I'll never forget my first needle biopsy with Dr. Blickenstaff - a pioneer in that technique - who offered both professionalism and a hilariously dry sense of humor. While it was scary, I feel blessed to have had the access and ability to fulfill the recommended treatment regimen - which came directly out of advances that have been made in breast cancer research. I often think of my dear friend Debi who's life was ended far too soon because of breast cancer, along with the many women I know who have fought it. If there's any way that you can financially support research or patient care programs, a great organization to donate to is the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

  • Twitter's new profile layout = Love+Hate

    New Twitter ProfileI love Twitter's new profile template for the same reasons I liked Facebook's graphical overhaul awhile back. As a designer it gives me a gorgeous, HUGE canvas to work with in promoting ideas, products, concepts, calls to action, etc. However, I'm also shocked and amazed that Twitter has so brazenly emulated Facebook. Shocked I say! Really Twitter, you couldn't come up with something better? Read more and download a free PSD template.

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Pixel Lava Interactive provides new websites, social media help, website repairs & upgrades, and all manner of consulting services. I explore the web continually finding new solutions and bringing them to my clients. My goal is to help you make the most of the web. 

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