Traits You Need to Become More Influential

Traits You Need to Become More Influential

We all want to make a difference in the world and feel better in doing so. What makes that so difficult is figuring out how to be the best at everything you do. Is that even possible?

What I think is possible is developing traits to help you become a better person, and the same holds true in your profession. When I create a logo, I don’t expect myself to come up with the perfect design on the first time. It takes patience, thought, skill and time…things I seem to have a lack of from time to time. I know that the logo I am creating needs to mesh with the client, their vision and their branding. It needs to be influential, but in order to be influential, I need to possess those traits. In order to be that influence, I need to do better or at least pretend I’m doing better!

2014 is the year I’m becoming more proactive – from networking to public speaking to my presentation about my work. These things don’t come easy to me, but with practice, I can be better and become more influential. Some simple traits include kindness, balancing, and preparation. Find¬†ways you can become more influential in your daily life, your hobbies (mine is running…duh!) and career.

The Power of Online Resources

The Power of Online Resources

I love it when I run into a problem when designing a website but can find a quick solution online! I’m not very patient when it comes to wanting to figure out a problem and having a hard time finding a solution. I need to realize that I can’t be expected to know everything – just where to go when I’m in a rut.

That’s where online tools and resources come in – from color scheme pickers, responsive design tools or free fonts! Here are a few of my favorite resources and life-savers:

Shorten your URL link with Bitly

The Ultimate Color Gradient generator, Colorzilla

Who doesn’t LOVE free fonts? Fontsquirrel

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