What knocking on doors has taught me

“Opportunity doesn’t knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door!”  ~Kyle Chandler Let me set the scene… Early morning in the office, you’re going through the list of things you need to cross off for the day while sipping on a cup of coffee. A little voice in your head reminds you about…

Breeze through your next networking event following these simple tips

When we first started Paragon, I spent a lot of time promoting the business on networking events and pitching to potential clients over a glass of red. Anyone who knows me well enough would also know that selling is not my strongest suit…so “how would I be good at networking?” I thought… In all honesty,…

Art Is Addictive: Graphic Designers & Tattoos

“Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.” ~Michelle Delio It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tattoos and to me they truly are a form of art – the addictive kind! According to a study conducted in 2015, 63% of adult Americans…

Your Business In The Twitterverse – Follow And Be Followed

‘There is force in the Twitterverse, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.’ The slightly edited version of the popular quote by Mahatma Gandhi sums up my thoughts on Twitter. It probably wouldn’t be too hard to sell you on the concept of running a Twitter account for your business….

7 Essential Tools For Your Design Projects

Today I’m going to ‘empty my toolbox’ (so to speak) and give you a glimpse of what softwares/apps I use while working on a project. Projects are different, client’s requirements too, but there are certain tools that I always find useful no matter the task. I’ve pulled together a list of the essentials and I hope…

5 Ways To Beat Creative Blocks

Being creative doesn’t mean you’re a ‘Brilliant Ideas 24/7’ factory. Creative blocks happen to all of us and there’s no need to panic. Not finding the right idea instantly doesn’t mean you’ve lost your mojo. It just means there are a lot of factors that affect creativity and sometimes all you need is a little inspiration…

What makes a professional designer?

‘Everyone is a ‘photographer’ nowadays!’ or so we’ve heard… In the pre-digital days mastering photography required skill, patience and determination. In the digital world today, things have changed. Every smartphone is equipped with a camera that can take an above average photo and professional cameras are more affordable than ever. Most people are able to…