Category Archives: freelancing

Guam Photo Contest Engages Fans


Shoot A Selfie in Shades to Win Ray-Ban® Aviator Sunglasses Photo contests are a terrific way to engage fans of your travel destination. For the next few weeks, folks who post a sunglasses selfie using the hashtag #GuamRays to Instagram, Twitter or through the Woobox app will be entered to win a cool pair of […]

Promoting a Sale with Facebook Ads


Several weeks ago, I shared the importance of using Facebook promoted posts to gain visibility for your product or service. Here’s great example, from a design and social media marketing campaign I worked on for an agency client, The Placemaking Group. A Targeted Ad Campaign This high-end, brick-and-mortar mattress and bedding retail shop is growing […]

Setting up shop with FreshBooks


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 […]

Movin’ on up…


I’ve spent two great years helping Holy Names University revamp their Web presence, from a website redesign to freshen their look, to numerous WordPress blogs to support departments and faculty, and share University news and history, to revitalized social networking pages to foster a sense of community online. It’s been challenging and fun, but now […]

In the kitchen, at the market and sometimes far afield


Just launched — a redesigned site for cookbook author Vanessa Barrington. Vanessa had an older website as well as a blog hosted at TypePad; it was time to freshen her look and unify her web presence. Check it out for her thoughts on cooking, food and culture, food policy and politics, sustainability and urban farming, […]

Cooking Thymes Two


Just launched: Mary and Sara – Cooking Thymes Two, a website and blog by Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford, identical twin sisters who write amazing cookbooks. They’ll be blogging yummy recipes weekly, starting with an amazing egg nog, so check them out.

Romance and Super-Charged Smoothies


It’s been a busy fall, launching the redesign for historical romance author JoAnnSmithAinsworth.com and helping identical twin sisters and best-selling cookbook authors Mary and Sara get on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Website to follow — check back here for details.