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Posts by Rhonda Negard

Marketing Your Brand With a Family of Colors

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I started 2021 as a guest on the Smart Marketing Show podcast. I always enjoy talking with them and their enthusiasm. Show Summary You have a business and a logo. Awesome. You may even have memorized your color’s hex code. But what about different moods? What color shouldn’t be used in your logo? On this…

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Mirrors Don’t Show What’s Inside

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In spite of the insanity that is 2020, the introspection that’s resulted from such significant changes, division, alone time, loneliness, disconnections, virtual life, etc. has shown me what I value most and how my actions haven’t always demonstrated that. The greatest revelation was about my health. I made changes to demonstrate how much I value…

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Flavor of Success

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How many times have I failed? What do I count as a failure? If I learn from an experience, is it still a failure? One of the most memorable messages I heard from Pastor Earle at Shoreline Christian was,: “It’s not that you fall that defines you. It’s not that you get up. It’s how…

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Wrinkles, Victories, & Wisdom

Wrinkles are like battle scars. Quote by Richelle Goodrich

My husband has had these adorable smile lines and wrinkles by his eyes. He’s had them since before I met him more than ten years ago. I know he’s prefer they not be there. As we age together, we’ve added more wrinkles and scars. 10-20 years ago, I’d have hated the idea of more. But,…

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Graduating and Killing Dreams

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Quote by Susan Jeffers

Congrats, Grads! My nephew just graduated from college. It’s 2020, so it doesn’t feel real. 🤷‍♀️ It might be underwhelming for him; I’m pretty sure it is for his parents, who would have loved to have the in-person event. Of course, they are still quite proud of him and his achievement. Congratulations to all 2020…

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11 Books Designers Should Read

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Whether you’re a design student or have been in design but looking for more, you can benefit from the content in the books listed below. If you want to be a better designer, want to succeed, and want to be a leader, this short-list is a great reading list.

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Embracing the Too

Comments on Jocelyn Mozak's message. Embrace the Too: It's okay to not fit in.

Just last Monday, I was listening to The Women at Work show on Wharton School of Business Radio. The show guest talked about one of her clients who was very different. Rather than getting coached to fit in, look and act like a woman is expected to be in business, this woman embraced her “different”…

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Case Study: Orphans of War Website Redesign

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TSO Media was already working on plans for a website redesign for Orphans of War when their website was hacked. Plus, they didn’t have backup systems in place. It was all lost. The good news is that because they were already working on new content with TSO Media, they took advantage of the otherwise bad…

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