Working with a Designer: Get the Results You Want!

Back in 2011 when I released my first solo jazz album (here it is if you’re curious), I hadn’t yet begun designing album artwork myself – so I hired a professional graphic designer to design it for me (her name is April Kuo and she did an amazing job by the way). But what I […]

Interview Series: TubaJoe Exley

How do freelancing artists do it? How do they piece together work to create a sustaining and stable career?  Through this interview series, I aim to get to the heart of those questions by talking to various artists about how they make freelancing work for them. In this ninth installment, Janelle Reichman at Continuum Design […]

Networking for Introverts

The networking introvert. Now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one. If you’re an introvert like I am – or just someone who hates networking – you’ve come to the right place. Because while most introverts feel like networking is something they could never actually enjoy – my aim with this blog post is […]

The Hidden Treasures of Gmail

Most people who use Gmail love it, and for good reason. It has a clean user interface, it does an amazing job keeping spam at bay, and the mobile app is pretty great as well. But beyond all that, there are a collection of tools and add-ons at your disposal that lay just out of […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Mac Could Do

If you’re a proud Mac owner, I’ve got some great news for you. You already know your computer is awesome – it can do all sorts of cool stuff like help you to surf the Internet, print out words or pictures, or even play a game of Snood once in awhile. But all jokes aside, […]

How Technology May Be Ruining Your Sleep

It’s true. I know you don’t want to believe it, but it’s true. While technology has improved our lives in countless ways, one of the ways in which it has become detrimental to us is how it affects both our quality and quantity of sleep. Read on to find out the three ways in which […]

The Great Payoff of Improving Your Typing Skills

So what is this big payoff? you might be wondering. Some people argue that it’s a time saver. For example, if you’re a slow typer who writes many emails throughout the day, doubling your typing speed could in theory cut the time you spend writing those emails in half. However, my reason for encouraging people […]

Be More Productive!

Ever notice how the hours in a day have a way of disappearing? Some days I have a long mental list of the things I’m going to accomplish between morning and night – but despite my efforts, at the end of the day I often feel as though I’ve barely scratched the surface. This week’s […]

Spring Clean Your Website in 5 Steps

It’s that time of the year again – time for spring cleaning. Here are five ways in which you can spruce up your website, all in the name of springtime. 1) Throw old news in the trash. You know what happens when you leave something in the fridge for too long? Well the same thing happens […]

How to Deal with Difficult People

Come across a grumpy dwarf of sorts recently? I did – and let me tell you, it was not fun. Difficult (or even downright mean) people sometimes cause us to buy into what they’re saying – to believe them when they say that we’re no good, or incompetent, or whatever not-so-nice things they might be […]