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I Tracked All My Work and Personal Time For A Year

By Elyse Andrews

We track our time diligently at Texas Creative, as this is important for billing and understanding how our workdays are used. So – why not apply that to my time outside of work too? Over the past year I have tracked all of my time using an app called Now Then. Not just my work time – all of it. I was inspired by watching a video on YouTube and thought I would give it a shot because I was running into some time-management issues in my everyday life.  At the time, I was feeling a bit lost
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Opinion: Is that new Kia logo any good?

By Josh Norman

Rolling out new corporate branding is a lot of things to a lot of stakeholders. For an agency like Texas Creative, it’s a unique opportunity to help refresh and reshape a client’s core identity. However, for most companies it’s an expensive endeavor and carries the fear of losing brand equity, indicating that something is or was wrong with their brand and requires a new narrative, and it carries the added work and costs involved with planning a rollout that leverages the newsworthiness of
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My Indispensable Tools (for Organization, Productivity, ... Sanity)

By Kelley Olmedo

I’m a Graphic Designer, so naturally, design apps are the bread and butter of my career. But, on the heels of our Five Helpful Chrome Browser Extensions, from an Account Manager blog, I would like to share smaller niche apps that have managed to become indispensable in my daily life.   Clear When we made the jump to work from home we lost the one simple item that helped me organize my job load: job jackets. Without that stack of jackets I found myself lost on a daily basis. I tried keeping a
Five Helpful Chrome Browser Extensions, from an Account Manager

Five Helpful Chrome Browser Extensions, from an Account Manager

By Kimberly Boggs

I’ve always had an affinity for finding mobile apps that fulfill a niche need or offer a unique benefit. Whether it’s an app that helps manage my tasks and time, or an app that identifies birds by their call (essentially Shazam for birds), I enjoy exploring how I can enhance my phone with helpful tools.  So when it came to having a desk job, I was looking for ways to optimize my personal computer. I began to search for desktop browser tools that could make my day just a little easier. Enter
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How to capture full-length screenshots of web pages using Safari for Mac

By Josh Norman

Getting a screenshot of the entire length of a web page can be useful for a variety of reasons, whether you’re creating a scrolling mockup for presentation purposes or you recently purchased a font bundle and want to capture the page that shows type specimens of your new treasure trove for future reference. There’s always the tedious, manual way of doing this: taking a screenshot (shift-command-3), then scrolling down the page in your browser, and repeating the process until you’ve reached