Biz tips

Along my journey in the visual design industry, I've accumulated a list of best practices on handling graphic files. I find that people who do not walk this road every day tend to get confused. JPGS and PNGS and TIFS and EPS files, what to...

 Number one thing people ask when I tell them I'm self-employed and I work from home: “How do you do that? I'd never get anything done!” Well - first of all if I didn't get anything done, my self-employment gig would have died a quick death many years...

For a gal who's been designing websites and html email campaigns for a really long time, I have a confession to make. I only just realized how cool RSS can be. Ok - I know what RSS feeds are for, and the different ways people use them...

Wow. I got up today to many congrats via my LinkedIn profile with regards to my work anniversary. I then remembered – oh yeah – Andiamo Creative is 19 years old today. I am aghast that it’s been that long. I have been self employed...

A company website and lead generation should work hand in hand. A lead is an initial interest from a consumer in a good or service. While social media is an important route for lead generation nothing is more important than your website in creating these leads...

Andiamo works with many small businesses, organizations and start-ups, and we typically start out developing their branding. The question inevitably comes up as we begin logo work - does my logo need to include LLC? does my logo need to include Inc? Ltd? The answer...

  How often do you find your creative productivity hindered by the overwhelming amount of data needed to reach an end product? Many of us, regardless of if we're a "business type" or "creative type" buckle at the thought of a three month work load...

Horns? Red eyes? A T-shirt that says "I'm the devil"? Would that it were that easy to spot. I've worked with my share of difficult clients over the years and it can be a tricky thing to see coming. On occasion I've seen the signs...

  Time management. This can be very tricky when you run a small business. Most small business owners wear multiple hats on any given day and just keeping up with work flow can sometimes be a daunting task. I've been running my own business for many...