Emma Gilroy

Emma Gilroy

8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

Branding, Creativity, Design, Digital Marketing, General, Marketing, Social Media, Web Design

I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years – and I’ve worked with clients in professional settings for over five years. During that time, I’ve noticed that clients typically don’t consider a lot of the finite details that go into a project.

This isn’t a mistake on their part, either. Generally speaking, most clients go into projects without really knowing what to expect. They know general project details, and they have an idea of what the final deliverable will look like. But, more often than not, they haven’t thought about the smaller details that factor into the overall finished product.

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7 Webby Words You Might Hear At A Website Kick-Off Meeting

Designing a website is a big undertaking for all parties. Like all technology in the 21st century, web design is constantly evolving and expanding. With this technological expansion, comes an expansion to our vocabularies. 

Within three decades, web design has grown from simple pages filled with text and colour to multiple pages of interactivity and animation. All of what you see online is created using a complex system of codes. As a client, you won’t need to know all the nitty-gritty technical terms, but being able to understand some basic terms will go a long way in your initial meeting.

And – because you don’t need to know it all – let’s break it down into the basics of web design.

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Designer-y Words You’ll Hear at a Kickoff Meeting for Branding Or Other Design Work

Starting a design project can seem like an overwhelming task at the beginning. There are many factors to consider and a lot of jargon flying around during the meeting. I often find myself defaulting into what I call “designer speak.” Graphic design has many technical terms. It’s essentially its own language and gets confusing very quickly. Terms such as vector, Pantone, and bleed can seem like total nonsense to those outside of our designer bubble.

Worry not, I have come to the rescue! Below you will find a compiled list of terms to help you get a better understanding of the technical language your graphic designer speaks.

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7 Tips for Working From Home

A lot has changed in 2020. One of the biggest changes is that a lot more people are working from home – be it by personal choice, new workplace protocols, or otherwise. 

Working from home has many advantages: there’s no commute, you don’t have to pack a lunch, and you get to see your pets all day long! Of course, this also comes with challenges.  Many of these issues are ones you likely haven’t anticipated when you were suddenly shifted into working at home. You’re dealing with problems that you’re not used to having to manage within your workday. 

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