Fancy Facebook

I’m offering customized Facebook Profile Pictures at $50. See an example live on one of my Fan Pages at: http://www.facebook.com/GstudioStyle. When you go to my page, you’ll see that I used a secret little trick that makes the image seem to extend up into the blue area. Cool, huh? Contact me for more info. [Note: this article is out of date, and my Facebook graphic has changed on the link provided.]

Customizing your profile picture is a good way to make your company, product or service on Facebook stand out, and look professional. You can also have a custom picture for your personal Facebook page… why not? No one’s stopping you from getting Fancy on Facebook!

By the way, if you visit my Facebook page, you might like the handbags I make. If so you can click Become a Fan for news and updates on my upcoming designs. Thanks!

2010 Resolution: Buy Indie!

Happy New Year!

As 2010 rolls in, a new resolution rolls out: Buy Indie!

The Buy Indie! Project is a graphic campaign I created in support of independent artisans, including those who design indie clothing labels, hand-crafted works, make music, foods, fresh local produce – and the small businesses who carry them. I can see infinite possibilities for this graphic campaign, but for now I am offering several versions of the logo, printed on a variety of T-shirts and gift items, available at my online shop at cafepress.com.

Wear one to support your creative friends and colleagues!

Buy Indie! shop and news:

NOTE: This blog is no longer active, but you can now go to THE BUY INDIE! PROJECT BLOG at www.thebuyindieproject.blogspot.com.

Its Like Christmas!

Fresh Out of the Box…

Gstudio Business Cards

I’m excited this evening because I came home to find that the UPS driver dropped off a special package for me. My new business cards for my bag-making biz, Gstudio – yippee!

Design Tip

I got them done at www.PSPrint.com, they often have great sales on business card printing (40% off this week) and other products. So far I have used them for two jobs, and have not been disappointed.

Social Networking Tips

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites can be quirky to figure out, but the more you dig, the more you can learn how to make these sites work best for you. For example, you may want more followers, or maybe you suddenly have too many! What do you do? What if you don’t like the name you chose? How do you post only the tweets you want on your Facebook page? Don’t like the Twitter background you got when you signed up? Are you aware of the privacy settings on Facebook? There are ways to deal with all this, and I am continually learning more.

Within this blog you will find tips on using social networking sites

Select category “Twitter Tips” or “Facebook Tips” in the the “Blog Article Topics” menu in the sidebar on this blog to find my posts on this subject. I share my own ideas about how to create great-looking pages from a design standpoint, and I post links to what others have to say about social networking practices.

Share Your Tips

If you have any Twitter secrets or tips to share, your comments on this blog. Simple, easy-to-understand comments are a big plus for readers who are new Tweeters. Thanks!