Posts by Jennifer Dopazo

Be Human on Facebook

If we remember back to the original days of Facebook, you can recall that it was simply a way for humans to connect with other humans. Advertisements and company pages weren’t really on the menu back then. Instead the network was more about showing who you were as a person—your likes, your dislikes, photos from…

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The Fabricant Way: Fine & Raw Chocolate

Daniel Sklaar is the founder of Fine and Raw Chocolate in Bushwick, New York (Also known as the Willy Wonka of Bushwick!). In this episode, Daniel shares his journey from a corporate job to a chocolate maker and how the beginnings at his studio kitchen in Williamsburg and the support of his family and loved…

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A Gimp + Instagram mini workshop.

Happy Friday! Last week I shared with you some tips on how to make Instagram work for your brand and stand out from the crowd: Be Famous on Instagram. You guys really seemed to dig it so I decided to take it a step further and help you get started on Instagram with the 100%…

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Be Famous on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most powerful social media networks for companies to expand their brand—but only if you’re using it correctly. What started as a stream of stunning photos has evolved into a robust online universe, and simple graphic images are no longer enough to get you noticed in this expansive space. (click to…

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Avoid Web Shame

Do you suffer from Web shame? Many small business owners do. Web shame is when you avoid giving out your website address when asked because your website embarrasses you.  Your site no longer represents your vision and when viewed on a mobile device, it is totally useless.  It’s when you find yourself staring at your…

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3 Reasons Why Web Design Is the Domain of Your Entire Company

Your website is the central hub of the digital presence of your company, yet many companies delegate web design to the marketing department, expecting a small, highly specialized group to present the collective capital of the company in a compelling and actionable way. Without involving other groups, your website will likely be a beautiful interface that…

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Create an animated GIF with Gimp

“We didn’t need a special word for interactivity in the same way that we don’t (yet) need a special word for people with only one head.” ― Douglas Adams It’s here! Twitter has introduced the ability to share animated GIFs directly from your timeline on Twitter.com as well as iPhone and Android application.  Before, we had to…

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Website planning and storytelling

Planning your website should not be overwhelming if you approach it from a storytelling point of view. Thinking of the type of website you want to build, you’ll be able to plan what information will be included. List the specific type of content that you have to work with, be very specific!

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Design Challenge: Canva vs. Photoshop

This is the most important virtue for a designer to possess. Discipline is the god of design that governs every aspect of a project… Without it, it is total anarchy, total randomness, pure chaos. Discipline is the attitude that helps us discern right from wrong and guides us to achieve consistency of language in whatever…

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