This week’s selection of inspiring tweets features a Chabot Space and Science Center/Oaklandish collab, an edible alphabet, metal type, the inspiration for the Monterey Aquarium’s logo, and how crayons are made. Enjoy! Learn How Crayons Are Made, Courtesy of 1980s Videos by Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers http://t.co/jlBdrSrtPx pic.twitter.com/9GQkdrGlcq — Open Culture (@openculture) July 28, […]
Recently, I made the decision to open shop as Deirdre Spencer Design, to provide marketing communications design services to clients in Oakland, the Bay Area and beyond. Happily, I’ll continue to assist with some accounts for The Placemaking Group, but this move allows me more freedom to pursue a wider array of design work for […]
If you use Facebook to promote your business, you should be using boosted posts to maximize your marketing impact. Learn why in my recent post for The Placemaking Group’s Get Famous blog and its accompanying video. Your Facebook audience can’t Like your posts if they don’t see them. Fortunately, with Facebook boosted posts, you can […]
My latest post on The Placemaking Group’s Get Famous blog this week showcases examples of using social media marketing in very different ways to benefit our travel and economic development clients. Guam Visitors Bureau’s Social Media Ambassadors program is providing a fantastic variety of photos to entice travelers, while the City of Fairfield is using a news blog to attract more businesses to its city. […]
Three Horizon Interactive Awards, WordPress vs Custom Website Design, and Best Practices for Social Media Marketing The past month has been a busy one, starting with a guest presentation on best practices for social media marketing for Placemaking Group president, Dennis Erokan’s PR class at Saint Mary’s College. @deirdrespencer at my class @stmarysca about Social […]
Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company will be hosting their 2014 Home Season at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts on Alice Street April 11 through 13, and I had the pleasure of designing their promotional materials.
I’m running a little book giveaway this week, just for fun. Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design (Workman) by Chip Kidd is a really fun primer for kids and their adults—even seasoned designers will enjoy it. Here’s what the great Milton Glaser had to say about it.
The first part of this year has been busy with styling WordPress themes for a number of The Placemaking Group‘s clients. I’m also eyeball deep in social media management and am really looking forward to sharing best practices at Placemaking Group’s president, Dennis Erokan’s PR class at St. Mary’s next week.
The whole gang at The Placemaking Group wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!
Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers Over six years since its first publication, this concise little book remains relevant, listing 14 ways to improve your website’s performance that still hold true today. As a designer, particularly having come from a print design background, I often spend large chunks of web design projects primarily focused on look […]