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How Often Should You Redesign Your Business Cards?

How Often Should You Redesign Your Business Cards?

This is a question I ask myself every so often. I’m a big advocate of young talented people establishing their identity with business cards. I’ve had them since I was about 13, and I’m 17 now. In four years, I’ve gone through four redesigns. For me, I make an update when the crucial information changes [...]

October 3, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Business, Design 1

Ageism in the Design World

Ageism in the Design World

Being a teenager in the design world is tough. You’re an outcast, a minority, but also somebody very unique. However, some people believe teenagers can’t compare to their older, more “experienced” designer counterparts. This is a form of Ageism, which is defined as “stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their age” [...]

August 6, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Design, Growing Up 3

Win Free Diecut Business Cards from UPrinting!

Win Free Diecut Business Cards from UPrinting!

Business cards are ideal for any designer or blogger (and are generally awesome!) Today, we have a nice giveaway from the folks at UPrinting. I got my business cards printed there, and I am thoroughly pleased! The winner will receive: 250  pcs Die Cut Business Cards 1.75” x 3.5”, 2” x 3.5”, or 2” x [...]

June 23, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Freebies 0

My Experiences and Honest Review of InMotion Hosting

My Experiences and Honest Review of InMotion Hosting

I have been building and running websites of all kinds for many years now, as some of you may know. With this, I have experimented with many different web hosts over time. Some have been awful, yet some of them have been really great! Today I am going to share my experiences with InMotion Hosting [...]

June 8, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Business, Web Design, Web Development 3

5 Reasons Websites Should Borrow a Page from Print Designers

5 Reasons Websites Should Borrow a Page from Print Designers

Print is so last century, Right? Not always the case. There are reasons why print magazines and newspapers continue to sell. Some of them might be personal inertia and the slow penetration of electronic publication. However, a glossy print magazine still has a strong appeal. How can a website designer take the good parts of [...]

June 3, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Design, Web Design 0

How to Create a Surreal Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Hello all, today I am going to show you how to take a normal portrait and turn it  into a breathtaking surreal photo. The image we will be using today has been taken from this deviantart account. This tutorial would be great for beginners learning how to fully take control over Photoshop’s many features. To [...]

May 15, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Tutorials 3

10 New Trend Illustrations in Web Design

10 New Trend Illustrations in Web Design

Design has always been an integral part of successful websites. Craft a look that communicates your company to your customers and your success increases. Illustrations have the power of boosting a website’s design. These Web illustrations are most successful when they match current trends. By utilizing current trend illustrations in your Web design, you will [...]

May 10, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Inspiration 0

How to Choose the Best Hosting Plan for Your Website

How to Choose the Best Hosting Plan for Your Website

I know how difficult it can be to choose a web host.  In fact in my years of being online, I have cycled through at least five different hosts.  Choosing a good host can be a daunting task.  Here, I will outline all of the things that you need to consider before purchasing hosting for [...]

May 9, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Blogging, Business 0

Principles of Minimalistic Web Design

Principles of Minimalistic Web Design

You’ve no doubt heard the well-worn expression, “Less is more”. With the rapid growth of E-commerce and the increased importance of an Internet presence, effective web design is all the more relevant when it comes to online success. For a time, the predominant trend in mainstream web design revolved around increasingly complex pages. More Flash, [...]

May 1, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Tutorials, Web Design 4

The Big Difference Between ‘Affie’ and ‘Affiliate’

The Big Difference Between ‘Affie’ and ‘Affiliate’

I have been involved in the online world for years now. I got my start on Neopets, and then eventually moved to a hosted sub domain on someone elses site. From there, I bought my own domain and hosting. This scenario may be all too familiar to other teens out there. People not directly involved [...]

April 25, 2011 Nicole Dominguez Affiliate Marketing, Blogging 2