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The Joys and Challenges of Remote Onboarding: Advice for Employees and Employers

By Texas Creative

In the 18 months since the world shut down in March 2020, millions of Americans lost their jobs. I have read varying reports, but the count is somewhere in the ballpark of 30 million (give or take 10 million or so). That is 30 million people that have likely experienced job hunting, interviewing, and onboarding while being 100% remote. I am one of them. I started not one, but two new jobs since being laid off in early April 2020, and I have learned a few things along the way! Tips for Employees:
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Create an animated mobile menu in Adobe XD

By Josh Norman

As mentioned in a previous blog by art director Michael Streubert, we’ve been exploring Adobe XD recently as an alternative to Sketch for UI design work. While I agree with much of Michael’s Sketch vs. XD showdown, I find myself more on Team XD than Michael (and won’t even hold it against him much), primarily because of XD’s built-in prototyping and animation tools. So, let’s do something today in XD that’s not possible using Sketch alone: design, prototype, and animate a mobile menu
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Don't Become the Necks Victim of "Vampire Creativity"

By Kimberly Boggs

“Best ad ever? [singing] 'Gimme a break! Gimme a break! Break me off a piece of that...' um... what was it again?" — Andy, The Office (US)   These days, the consumer marketplace has exploded with the number of product categories and brands. Marketers find themselves having to adopt exceedingly creative and innovative promotional strategies to gain attention in this fast-paced, overstimulated society. We must think outside the box to develop creative communication strategies to help prevent
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The Psychology of Color in Marketing

By Texas Creative

When it comes to color, context is everything. A pinch of a particular color could produce an appealing composition, while too much of the identical color could disrupt it.  Here is an overview of basic color meanings: White: The use of white color in business signifies cleanliness and hygiene. It indicates calmness, simplicity, and organization. White has been elected as a symbol of goodness, spirituality, purity, balance, perfection, hope, and honesty. You may find this color used a lot for i
5 Years With the Bullet Journal: From College to the Workplace

5 Years With the Bullet Journal: From College to the Workplace

By Elyse Andrews

As an account coordinator, the most important part of my job is organization. Using a bullet journal and the “bullet journal method” helped me through college and turned me into the organization superstar I am today. I’d like to use this blog post to share why I think it is so useful and how my use of it has changed over time.  My bullet journals date back to 2017, and I keep my collection of 4 journals on a shelf in my apartment, available for me to read whenever I want. I don’t rememb