Dreamer

Always be a dreamer. A dreamer will make you hope, find ways around obstacles, and be you.

Dreamer

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Newsletter ~ Loving Auto-Responder and Set-Up

Busy last few days.

Client’s newsletter went out to their list. I love doing newsletter’s they are so much fun.
Before sending I redesigned their newsletter set up, moved their list from their old newsletter provider to a new provider, set up their on-boarding auto-responder sequence, and so on.
For auto-responder sequence they had 5 different ones with multiple emails in each. So had to set them each up. Then test them.

For now they are set.

Later they still have more to set up for more on-boarding sequence.

I also have a few more moving of newsletters and set up to do for other clients. As well as monthly or weekly newsletters or new release press kits. They send me the content and I send out their newsletter.

I do newsletter management for a few of my clients. So I am off to get those set up.

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Design Your Life and Live It

You have a life you want to have but don’t know if possible. It is possible. Plan for what you want. Dream of it and put it into action. Then do it.

Design Your Life and Live It

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Cover Design ~ Inside Look (the basics)

I love being creative.

Here is some insights into what I do.

When I was doing a cover I posted to various places a basic overview of my process. These are also posts I did on the process and combining them here into one.

Cover Designs Steps

Getting ready to work on a custom cover art that was delayed due to well a few things.

For Cover Art there are some basic steps I take.

Planning – this is when I get the cover art request.
Images – this is when I get images based on request then send for picking of images.
Colors – once I get images back I then start thinking on colors. This would be based on if it’s a series which would need series branding or a stand alone. Also to fit the brand of the client.
Font – choose a font based on genre, feel of cover and so many things.
Mock Up – cover concept is ready for client to review.
Cover Art – client has chosen and this is the final.

Cover Design Planning

Working on a custom cover design for a client. This is a new series which will include coming up with a logo, layout for series, overall feel and so on.

This is the beginning stages. Have cover art request form and going over it.

Cover Design Images

Image time!

Love looking at images…but so many to choose from. LOL. I was down the image rabbit hole but have what I need. Also marked some for use in other projects. 🙂

Now sent off to client and waiting for their choices.

Cover Design Colors

Have the images choices now it is color time. So going through what colors will work. Client didn’t give me idea of what color they are looking for so just picking then going from there.

So playing with my colors and loving it. 🙂

Cover Design Fonts

So…I have a confession. Well I have made this confession before. I love fonts. Have thousands and am always looking for more.

I might have gotten a little font happy when I made mock up’s for client to look at. And I don’t regret it. I might even do more. LOL.

Cover Design Mock Up

Was waiting on client for some info before I could proceed with next step. Got it so now ready.

Cover ready for review. Sent off to client. And yes I did get font happy. Made a few more before sending. LOL.

This will be for a series so this first cover will be the guide for the way rest of series will look and feel. Now waiting on reply.

Cover Design

Client reviewed and changes made based on what they wanted. Client sent the final of their cover.

That is wrap for this cover. 🙂

Can’t share yet. Waiting for client to do their cover reveal then will share.

Hmmm…did you enjoy following me on the basics that I do when designing a cover?

It was a brief overview that encompassing so much more. I had fun sharing. Might do more in future.

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Cover Design That’s a Wrap!


Cover Design That’s a Wrap!

Client reviewed and changes made based on what they wanted. Client sent the final of their cover.

That is wrap for this cover. 🙂

Can’t share yet. Waiting for client to do their cover reveal then will share.

Still need to put on blog previous where I shared the basics that I do when designing a cover.

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Website ~ The End is Near….Maybe

Closing in on almost being done with the site reconfiguration for a client.

Was lots to do since they have a huge site. It’s taken a bit. But almost done yay!

Testing it will be maybe sometime in July or early August then fixes if needed.

I’m excited. LOL. What I do so much fun and interesting.

Once it is all done it’ll look great. 🙂

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DEG Tutorials

◇•◇•◇DEG Tutorials◇•◇•◇

I have some free tutorials written when I first started designing. They are prior to 2005.

These tutorials were on a sited I had called DEG Tutorials. I’ve since moved content to my main site. They can be found here.

Note: The tutorials were written for a specific software and some files may not work in other programs. Also there could be broken links since the information is old. I won’t be adding anything new those tutorials.

But I will have new tutorials coming soon to my site . Check for it soon.

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Cover Design Mock Up Ready!

Cover Design Mock Up Ready!

Cover ready for review. Sent off to client. Made a few different colors with fonts for them to choose from.

Now waiting on reply. 🙂

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Cover Design ~ Custom Design incoming…

Have a new custom cover design for a client. This is another in a series. So already have the logo, layout for series, overall feel and so on.

This is the beginning stages. Have cover art request form and going over it.

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