I have decide to step my Design Blog game up. You can expect to see anything from art to entrepreneurship to UX design in this blog. You may even begin to see video blogs! Keekee360 Design is a full service graphic & web design and development company located in Huntsville, Al offering custom graphic design services. I’m really loving Tedx right now. But the Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world.

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3 Financial Growth Challenges Faced by Small Businesses

As the adage goes “it takes money to make money, ” and that is never truer than with small businesses. One of the most common challenges entrepreneurs face is how to get to the next stage of growth for their business. Often, these challenges come back to finances. If you don’t know what growth strategies to invest in, or lack funds needed to invest properly, the prospect of getting to the next stage can be daunting. Your growth in the first five years of business is crucial to your success. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20% of online businesses fail by the end of their first year in business. By the end of their fifth year, this rises to 50%, and by the tenth year, a staggering 80% of businesses have gone under. It’s important to ensure you’re prepared for the financial aspects of running a business. Many of these challenges are easy to overcome as long as you understand what to expect and know how to handle when they occur. The top 3 financial challenges affecting small business owners today include: Rising Interest Rates The hike to interest rates has had a big impact in the… Read More»

Finest Way to Start a Food Truck Business

Ideas are prevalent they can strike anytime; especially business ideas are contaminating in nature, one idea can lead to another, then further before resulting in a successful venture. Let’s start with the small idea and give it wings to fly. A food truck might be a small business idea but if you capitalize on its potentiality then you might be the next millionaire dominating the business magazine’s cover page for making headway from neighborhood to mainstream business community. However, you need to straighten your basics; in fact, understanding the fundamental principles is the key to a great start. Running a food truck is most effective you to understand how consumers react to your services and food. Most importantly, it can offer you an opportunity to conduct your market research before spending millions in opening up a fine-dine restaurant in a posh locality. Here are the few tips to start your food truck business and from there take it to the next level. Get The Legal Documents Ready: Before you drive the truck and park in a crowded locality hoping to make some quick buck, make sure to find the documents you need such as license, parking permission, etc. you might… Read More»

4 Ways You’re Ruining Your Social Media Reputation

We all know that you can’t turn any corner without running into social media, especially since the majority of digital marketing depends on it. Despite your love-hate relationship with it, you must be aware of certain deal-breakers which will repel followers, fans, and even clients away from you. Even if you’re a social media guru, let’s go over 4 ways you may be ruining your social media reputation. Overload or Ghost Town Social media presence is defined by the posts the company or individual makes on their profiles. Before even getting into the quality of your posts, let’s talk about the numbers. If you only post once a month or every few weeks, your followers will slowly begin to lose interest or even forget. You don’t want your profile to be a ghost town for anyone who happens to stumble upon it. Followers expect to see something while scrolling down their feeds that catches their attention even for a moment, because this may be enough to sell your service or product. On the other hand, there are those pages that post several times in a day to the point that people can’t tell if it’s a new post or they… Read More»

No Logo Logo! Brand Identity for Something

No Logo Logo! Brand Identity for Something abduzeedo Mar 15, 2018 Motherbird, a design studio from Australia created an amazing brand identity for the London based content agency Something. As they describe, it’s a no logo logo and the awesomeness lives in the simplicity as you can see on the comps below. It reminds me a bit of the rebranding of MySpace, that used similar concept. This one is way edgier, at least when we talk about the branding system overall. Enough said, get inspired with the images below. Brand Identity Brand Identity Creative Direction Verbal Branding Copywriting What if we helped the brain subconsciously brand for you? What if there was no logo, and we were left to fill in the gaps? Research shows that we learn far better by doing and participating than watching passively. So why not have the audience participate? This is exactly what we did for London based content agency Something. It’s all in the name Something — A thing that is unspecified or unknown. It can mean anything or nothing at the very same time. Through this logic we decided to reinvent the expected delivery of a logo. Typically, you see a logo, identify it… Read More»

Wallpaper of the Week – Solna Centrum Metro II

Wallpaper of the Week – Solna Centrum Metro II AoiroStudio Mar 18, 2018 It’s been a little while since our last WPW; following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavours. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by François Hoang. We are still sharing more pictures from the metro series with Solna Centrum II, approximately 5 km from central Stockholm, Sweden. I can’t stop thinking about how surreal it was to explore this station, more to come! Enjoy your week! More Links Download your wallpaper Make sure to follow me on Instagram wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper stockholm

Iris & Cole – Luxury Artisanal Brand Identity

Iris & Cole – Luxury Artisanal Brand Identity abduzeedo Mar 28, 2018 Zeynep Basay and Cem Haşimi shared an awesome brand identity project for Iris & Cole, a luxury artisanal skincare company. It has 3 perfectly crafted anti-aging blends, with 100% natural ingredients.  It represents a mindful approach to living and embracing a return to simplicity and an appreciation for crafted, natural products. The brand is: A return to quality and craftsmanship. Respect for the oceans and earth. The packaging is recyclable and minimizes plastics. Dignity for animals. No test on animals and the products are vegan. Mindful consumption and earned rewards. Conscious choices. An appreciation for natural ingredients and how the body will embrace them. Brand Identity Design, Art Direction and Photography by Pata Studio. For more information check out: patastudio.uk    @patastudio branding artisanal

Google & SSL, What You Need to Know

You may or may not be familiar with SSL certificates, but you’ve definitely seen them in action. They’re what’s required to turn an HTTP URL into an HTTPS URL. If you’re using Chrome 56 (or above), you might have noticed that some HTTP pages are marked as non-secure. This was introduced in January 2017, but only for pages that collect passwords or credit card data. It’s part of Google’s plan to move to a more secure web. Eventually, they want to label all HTTP pages as “non-secure” and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that is used for broken HTTPS connections. Google also announced that they started using SSL as a ranking factor at the 2014 Google I/O conference. However, it should be noted that this ranking factor affects “fewer than 1% of global queries” and it carries “less weight than other signals such as high-quality content.”     What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. The most obvious difference with HTTP is the “secure” part. The connection is encrypted, which prevents data from being read if it’s intercepted. In order for this secure connection to work, both the sender and receiver use a code to… Read More»

Moment is introducing the Future of Mobile Filmmaking

Moment is introducing the Future of Mobile Filmmaking AoiroStudio Mar 28, 2018 We have been featuring the incredible from Moment ever since their beginning and yet they always find ways to innovate with exciting new products for us to use. I personally use Moment every single day and I do encourage people to use their products when you are into mobile photography. Now they are back on Kickstarter with what they called: The Filmmaker Collection. What is it? Well, let’s just say this is their introduction to the Future of Mobile Filmmaking and it looks amazing! They need our help (they crushed their goal already by the time I was writing this) to launch not one but four products that will include: Anamorphic Lens, iPhoneX Battery Photo Case, Universal Gimbal and Lens Filter Adapter. I would suggest to watch their latest Mega Vlog so you can see for yourself the new lens in action. We’re announcing not one, but four new products. In their words Anamorphic Lens – $149 A lens that makes your videos look wide screen With sweet flares and letterbox screen, this is the holy grail of video. Typically super expensive, but we made it affordable. iPhoneX… Read More»

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China AoiroStudio Mar 30, 2018 I have learned to appreciate a lot more architecture ever since I started taken myself more seriously with photography. You become just more aware of what’s around you, especially when you travel or even plan your architectural escape. This is where I feel there is a beautiful connection with the work of Andrés Gallardo Albajar, a photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia. We are following his journey into the Harbin Grand Theatre located in the province of the People’s Republic of China, more precisely in the North East part. You just gotta love how Andrés went all in with these lines. Let us enjoy this stunning design by Mad Architects. Credits Architecture by Mad Architects More Links Learn more about Andrés Gallardo Albajar Follow Andrés’s work on Behance Also check out Andrés’s Instagram Architecture Photography photography architecture architecture photography