As part of this year’s AIGA centennial celebration, the AIGA National Design Center is paying homage to the classic design icon of the chair at the “Facing Forward: AIGA at 100? exhibit, which opened in New York this week. We are proud to say that one chair comes from one of Stressdesign's own.
Changing the name of your organization can be a daunting task. We've taken a number of our clients through name change or updates in the past decade with success. It's not always easy, and sometimes can be quite scary for the team involved. This process assumes there's an approved name in place. We've taken a very complex solution and distilled it into six component parts. It's important to have a plan in place for success, this outline will help you consider a process that works for your organization.
The Stressdesign 2014 calendar is now available for download as a letter sized (8.5 x 11) sheet, or tabloid (11 x 17) and. This year, we're also offering quarterly desktop images in 5 sizes for download. Choose the size that matches your favorite printer, download, print and post. Makes a great planning calendar that you can print and bring to meetings, or have in your notebook. Post one at work, in the kitchen… anywhere you need a calendar.
Download and print your own at either size, or download both. We’d love to see it in use… send us a picture of how you’re using the calendar and we’ll post on our Facebook Page.
Select your download below.
8.5 x 11 Calendar
11 x 17 Calendar
Q1 Desktop Calendar
|+2014 Stressdesign LTR Calendar
|+2014 Stressdesign TAB Calendar
When doing website design things move so fast it's a challenge to realize everything we do. A few months ago on Facebook we were reflecting on the week and realized how much we'd accomplished with and for our clients and for Stressdesign. It was one of our most popular posts. People were IM'ing us and talking to us in person about all that we did. It was not a marketing stunt, it was an honest review of everything we'd gotten done that week. We took a few minutes to review our accomplishments again this week. So we posted another installment. Here's what we did.
Two Stressdesign Staff will be speaking at Syracuse Sync Web Conference. Sarah Burns will be speaking as AIGA Upstate New York Chapter President about the benefits of being connected to the national and international design community. Stressdesign founder, Marc Stress will be presenting his thoughts on how any size company can make an intranet or corporate wiki part of their assets and increase corporate value.
The one-day conference features 8 local industry experts including conference founder Dan Rose of WSOL. Conference Topics will also explore Design from an In-House perspective, how the creative process works with project wireframes and creative iteration, how designers can work smarter, and other topics relevant to web creatives. Syracuse Sync is generating some excitement in the local design and creative community and a couple of area bloggers have posted articles on Syracuse Guru and Bedsidesign.
Now that 2013 is almost half-way behind us, have you taken stock of your website metrics and performance? Is your website SEO working for you or against you? Have you even had a moment to have your hands on your website in the past six months? If you are like most of the men and women we work with, you spend a lot of time thinking about your search engine optimization plan, but not much of it worrying about the keywords and key phrases that you’re actually focusing on. That’s understandable, but it’s also a classic search engine marketing mistake.
That’s because, no matter how well you have researched your keywords in the past (or how much research your business web design and Internet marketing team did on your behalf), it’s important to remember that they change over time. Industry trends move, and searchers adopt new phrases and habits, making keywords that used to be good targets no longer as valuable as they once were.
Do you need new search marketing keywords for 2013? Here are five factors to evaluate as you make that decision:
see our special Real-World SEO Poster download and full article after the break.