Tag Archives: Business

May 12, 2016

WordPress Training: Event Pre-Registeration

Hello Everyone, It’s official! I’ve been working in this industry for well over a decade, and have developed (from scratch) well over a hundred WordPress sites. My experience with working with clients over the years, has uncovered one very big truth: It is hard for individuals and new businesses to find the capital to invest […]

Marketing, Web Design
July 23, 2014

Things to know before you start a blog

As many friends and clients are beginning or considering working on their own blog, I thought I might list some important things to consider before you start or because you want to improve your blog. I came across this post that highlights many of the tips that are most relevant to today’s internet landscape, that […]

Business, Journal, Marketing
May 21, 2014

Sevens Created it: The Shutterworks Re-Design

In updating the website for The Shutterworks in Calgary, I ensured that I consulted the team, handling web marketing, first. We discussed the pros and cons of the current site, so we knew what to maintain and/or include, and what to discard to market the site without losing any traction. We kept the majority of […]

portfolio, Web Design
April 14, 2014

Sevens Created It: Spot UV Business Cards

I just got our company business cards today, and, YAY, I love them. As a designer, it is so much harder to please yourself than your clients. We have a particular standard to maintain in terms of expressing our creativity that can often results in taking weeks (or, lets be honest here – months) to […]

portfolio, Print Design
November 15, 2013

Great Resource for Business Card Inspiration

Okay, I’m sharing a secret with you. All design, in fact, almost all art is a remix of older ideas. Put two old things together, and get a completely new idea. It’s not an insult or a put down, it’s just a fact that the easiest way to create something beautiful, unique and interesting is […]

Business, Print Design
November 6, 2013

What should a website cost?

What’s the easiest way to create awkwardness, spite, and frustration between clients and web site developers? Bring up the price of the project and you will instantly create a volatile situation. In most interactions between clients and web site designers/developers, expectations of project costs are drastically different. So how much should a web site really […]

Business, Web Design
October 31, 2013

Business Referrals: Guide and Special Offer from Sevens Creative Inc.

Simply “doing good work” will not keep your business’ client base growing. These days, clients expect nothing less than good work: quality solutions, stellar customer service, and fair pricing. Delivering on promises does not automatically result in clients singing your praises from the mountaintops. But your good work is not for naught; there’s hope! Doing […]

Business, Marketing
October 24, 2013

Email Newsletters and Social Media: The WHY and HOW

Over the last several weeks I’ve been creating and designing social media/newsletter campaigns for a few of my clients. There is a growing debate as to whether this type of advertising is effective for your business. Although the leads that both social media and email advertising generate are low in comparison to some other advertising […]

Business, Marketing