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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Tips to Retain your Good Customers in 2017

Customers are the biggest source of a company’s revenue. When they leave, it affects the business on a large scale. Customer acquisition can solve this scenario, but is it that easy? No, the path to customer acquisition is difficult and takes a lot of time. It is even more difficult when you start losing your existing customers. Firms specifically target customer acquisition for growth in the market. However, it is important to remember that the existing customers are the vital assets that are responsible for making your business run as well as expanding it through word of mouth. Your existing reliable customers are the key source of your long-term business. You must focus on the stability of your good customers. Thus, customer retention is a more considerable point than customer acquisition. It’s really hard to create customers that are loyal and active. Thus, you should start evaluating why your good customers leave by focusing on the issues they generally face. Weak Customer Service A poor service experience can ruin your relationships with the customers. More than 70 percent existing customers stop connecting with the firms due to lack of proper customer service. They even look for the self-service options while… Read More»

Wallpaper of the Week – Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Wallpaper of the Week – Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku AoiroStudio Mar 27, 2017 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 endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by François Hoang (me) and it’s another and yet a throwback from my Japan trip. I miss this place so badly so please understand me going through my archives! For those who has never have been to Japan, a bucketlist trip to do at least once in your life. This picture was taken at the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, just look up and admire this amazing symmetry. You can download the wallpaper and for more you can follow me on Instagram. wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper

Architecture Photography: Beautified China

Architecture Photography: Beautified China AoiroStudio Mar 02, 2017 There’s something about Architecture Photography that makes appreciate a lot more another aspect of my love for design. There’s a passion behind tracking a perspective and doing what’s necessary to get to that location. At the destination, you just let your mind free and enjoy the different angles offered by its view. It’s quite fun and inspiring, it gives a meaning to exploration. Let’s take a look at the work from Kris Provost and his series named: Beautified China. Published via Behance, Kris Provost is an architect based in Shanghai, China. There isn’t much information about Kris but nevertheless to say he’s been out of school for like 5 years and he’s making stuff in Asia. You should definitely give him a follow on Instagram: @krisprovoost. For the 5 past years I have been dwelling through China. First a few years in the capital Beijing to get used to the ‘China Speed’ before relocating to Shanghai where I will spend at least a few more years. This is my take on the icons spread around the cities. Taken out of context and beautified to dissect the pure forms, shapes and design. architecture… Read More»

Wallpaper of the Week – Look Up Symmetry

Wallpaper of the Week – Look Up Symmetry AoiroStudio Mar 06, 2017 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 endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by François Hoang (me) and it’s a little throwback from my little getaway to Chicago. It’s really worth it to make a little search beforehand any trips. Another helpful tip, take the time to follow some instagrammers from the city you are visiting. It’s really awesome to see the perspective of their city through their eyes. You can download the wallpaper and for more you can follow me on Instagram. wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper

The Perfect Office – Lenovo Yoga 720, Sony Xperia Projector Computer, Office Ideas and More

The Perfect Office – Lenovo Yoga 720, Sony Xperia Projector Computer, Office Ideas and More PauloGabriel Mar 06, 2017 We’ve seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we’ll assemble a perfect office, and we’d like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? We’ve found some great items for this round of suggestions, beginning with Spyslide Webcam Privacy Cover, because you don’t want hackers watching you. Some might find Decibel Upgradeable Speaker an awesome addition to their offices! Lenovo has announced to new laptops, the 720 and 520 models. But there’s more! Thanks to our sponsor, Gadget Flow. A product discovery platform that helps you save and buy awesome products with 12 new additions every day. Spyslide Webcam Privacy Cover Get instantly privacy when you need it with the Spyslide Webcam Privacy Cover. Super slim, this device rests on top of the webcam on your laptop or desktop. Along with the small footprint, the Spyslide is extremely easy to use. It covers the lens of your webcam when it’s not in use. When you want to video chat, record, or simply… Read More»

Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami

Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami abduzeedo Mar 07, 2017 Miami 2017 is an illustration project  shared by Remko Heemskerk on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, the illustrations are about Miami, more specifically, buildings and architecture of that beautiful city. There’s a mix of the famous art deco buildings  and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast. What I love about these illustrations is that I try to take photos of buildings in real life with the goal to make them look like these illustrations. Remko did a fantastic job, check them out. Remko Heemskerk is an illustrator based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He lived in New York City where he studied Visual Arts. His passion as you can imagine is illustration, design, sketch and paint. He also has a list of high profile clients, including names like Wired, VW, CondéNast, Disney and others. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://www.remkoheemskerk.com/ Illustration illustration architecture

The Dos and Don’ts of Starting Your Own E-Commerce Business

You’ve got massive e-commerce dreams, but do your business methods have the potential to live up to your aspirations? Although starting a business can be as simple as signing some paperwork or building a website, sustaining a profitable enterprise is far harder. Running a company is especially difficult in the digital world. Fortunately, these vital e-commerce tips can help you navigate the tricky path to perfect product pricing, eye-opening outreach and everything else you need to succeed. Never Dive in Without a Realistic Business Plan You’ve come up with what you believe is a killer concept. How are you going to actually make that idea profitable? What will you do when people inevitably don’t share your enthusiasm? Instead of simply hoping for the best, base your business strategy on concrete answers. What Makes a Good Strategy? Ambition is commendable, but becoming the owner of a lucrative business requires actionable planning. True, you’ll have to overcome most challenges as you encounter them. Nonetheless, you should seriously consider the major milestones you want to reach along the way. In addition to thinking months ahead and identifying the benchmarks that you should strive for, define standards that keep you honest. Will you track… Read More»

Five Things Every Small Business Should Know About Chip Cards

Chip cards and EMV technology have received a lot of attention in payments news this year. Payment processing companies and POS providers have been pushing their merchants to upgrade to EMV terminals in response to the liability shift for in-store chip card transactions implemented in October, 2015.  But many merchants are still unclear about what the liability shift means, how EMV works, and whether or not to implement it for their business.  Let’s take a look at the top five things small businesses should know about chip cards. 1. Chip cards are very effective at preventing card present fraud Like most major economies across the globe, the U.S. has begun adopting EMV technology to fight in-store credit card fraud.  The U.K., Canada and most developed economies have implemented EMV over the last decade and have seen counterfeit fraud, as well as lost/stolen fraud where PIN was implemented, fall by as much as 54 percent between 2008 and 2013, according to a 2014 Aite Group report.  In fact, EMV has been effective at significantly preventing in-store fraud in every country where it is in use. Though the U.S. is a late adopter of EMV and we are still in the early… Read More»

Ideas for Advertising Your Small Business on a Low Budget

The fact that your business hasn’t developed yet doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t afford advertising in order to help it grow. On the contrary, it may well be the right thing to do, something to give you a push in the right direction. It’s perfectly understandable that a small business or start-up doesn’t have a lot of money to invest in advertising. So, what you need to do is invest wisely and try to get as much as possible for the money you have at your disposal. Luckily, there are ways of informing your target groups about your offer and attracting them that won’t break the bank. Let’s have a look at some of them that might be the perfect solution for you. Social Media Is the Key Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have become increasingly important communication channels with your customers. Since you can use all of those platforms for free, think of it as a great opportunity to promote your business. If you’re not convinced, have a look at these numbers. For example, Facebook allows you to create a free fan page for your business and with well over a billion monthly active users,… Read More»

The Perfect Office – Slidenjoy Monitor Extender, Albert Clock, Office Ideas and More

The Perfect Office – Slidenjoy Monitor Extender, Albert Clock, Office Ideas and More PauloGabriel Mar 14, 2017 We’ve seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we’ll assemble a perfect office, and we’d like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we’ve found some awesome items for you perfect office, beginning with the Atom Desk Lamp. Extend your monitor with Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender. You may find Kings Brand Contemporary Desk an awesome asset for your office, and it definitely looks awesome. But there’s more! Thanks to our sponsor, Gadget Flow. A product discovery platform that helps you save and buy awesome products with 12 new additions every day. Atom Desk Lamp Light up your laboratory into the long hours of the night by using this atom desk lamp. The science inspired bulb is lit by small LEDs made to mimic protons while the surrounding wire accents represent the orbits of moving electrons. (at This is why i’m broke) Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender Upgrade your workspace with the Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender. This easy to use device provides you… Read More»