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Top 5 Mistakes Made When Hiring a Web Designer

There is no magical formula for a perfect website. In fact, the more unique your site is, the more it stands out from the crowd and speaks to your specific customers. If you want a visually stunning site that will convey your brand message, convert visitors, and take...

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The “Golden Ratio” of Social Media

Have you heard? There’s a new social media trend in town. The increasingly popular 5:3:2 rule was first introduced by TA McCann from gist.com and is now making waves in the world of content sharing, garnering praise from companies like Heinz Marketing and Fast Co. The...

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Arise Design Featured on Your San Diego Realty

We were so excited to be interviewed by Carloine Abkar for a feature article in Your San Diego Realty! Check it out: Do you know what happens when two artistic entrepreneurs abound with creativity, vision, and technology know-how? The rise of two award winning sister...

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Content Marketing 101

Content marketing is a powerful tool that has the potential to attract and engage your ideal client and leave them wanting more. Here are some key steps you can take to make this strategy effective for your business, from Arise Design's Owner and Creative Director,...

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Real Rots, Fake Does Not

Right now we are working on a website, logo and brand package for a local Naturopath. I intended to write about this really great project and share what we’re working on. I got on a roll, and this quickly became a post about nutrition and eating - a subject I am...

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Happiness at work. Yes, it’s possible.

Learn about the 5 Core Elements of Happiness at work. Discover how easy it is to experience fulfillment while doing your job. Yes, it’s possible! “What is the worth of anything, but for the happiness ‘twill bring?”

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How to Write Great Web Content

The key to creating great web content is to know your audience and your unique selling proposition – and then with that knowledge, crafting content your users want. Find out how!

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5 Seconds to Live or Die

I’m afraid we have some bad news for you. There is a very strong chance your website content is bad. It could even be really bad. So bad that when someone comes to your website, after a 5-second scan, they give up and move on.

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The World’s Most Unappealing Color

If you are interested in the psychology of color (like us!), you’ve probably heard about the world’s most unappealing color. For those of you who haven’t… read on. A team of Australian experts, at the behest of their government, spent three months trying to determine...

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What Do Clients Want?

What do clients want during a design project? To find out, we asked several of our favorite clients to reveal what mattered most to them when they worked with us on a design project. You might be surprised with what we discovered. A few things they didn’t say include:...

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Why Your Business Card Still Matters

Even though you spend a lot of time texting, emailing, and messaging, your business card is one thing that electronics will not fully replace anytime soon. Business card design matters, and here are 5 reasons why your business card is still important -- and why you...

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Clients Happy

We love when our clients are happy. We also love when your clients are happy! A big part of making that happen is to treat all clients with consideration and respect… and to give them what they most want. But how do you keep your client happy and make sure everyone in...

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How to Write a Website Fast Pitch

How to write a website “fast pitch” in 3 easy steps! Web copy is totally different than print copy. Web copy is scanned more often than read. Your web visitors are hunting for information or products, especially when they land on your home page. They make quick...

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