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Color and Your Brand

Color and Your Brand

Color is the first thing to get right with your brand because it's the first piece of information from the visual hierarchy to be interpreted by our minds. Not just a side dish to the graphic planning of your brand, color should be seen as a core and central component of your brand identity.

Best Web Hosts for WordPress 2017

Best Web Hosts for WordPress 2017

Every couple of years I recommend my top picks for best WordPress web hosts. My picks this year reflect a changing server landscape. The number of websites registered and hosted each year is growing at an exponential rate. Some hosts are keeping up with the demand by...

Types of Web Hosting Services

With so many different web hosts and types of hosting out there, it can be hard to figure out what is what to the uninitiated. Here's a brief rundown of the different types of web hosting that are available for your WordPress site. I've listed them in the order of...

My new book is in the works

My new book is in the works

I'm happy to announce that I've taken the plunge and started writing my first book! 2017 marks my 9th year as a web developer + designer (also known as a Unicorn), and I want to share what I've learned running my own one-woman design studio. Working for yourself...

Project Highlights / 2016

This year I have been putting more emphasis on working with creatives. Here are my top 3 favorite sites for creatives that I had the pleasure of developing in 2016.   ARTWORKInternational, Inc. artworkinternational.com This Santa Fe-based global company is helmed...

Social Media in 2016 – Who’s Who

Social Media in 2016 – Who’s Who

Social media has become a critical component to the success of your brand. Yet with so many social networks and more being added all the time, it can be daunting to decide how -and where- to invest your time and money. One thing is clear at the outset...social media...

WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”

The latest stable release of WordPress is hot off the presses. It's time to update your WordPress installation if you haven't already. Keeping your WordPress installation up to date is an important part of keeping your site safe from hackers. Plus, you'll enjoy new...

PANTONE Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz + Serenity

PANTONE Color of the Year 2016
Rose Quartz + Serenity

Photo by Yulia Grigoryeva Equality as Inspiration For the first time since Pantone® started their Color of the Year selection in 2010, 2 colors have been chosen to share the spotlight. This conscious pairing of blue and pink - traditional symbols of masculine and...

2019 photo of Acacia Carr, Web Developer, Brand Designer, Author & Digital Creative Hi, I'm Acacia Carr. I write about all things design, tech, and WordPress.

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Looking for resources?

I’ve made a list of more than a few of my favorite resources for graphic design, web development, and the solopreneur. From printed books to magazines, videos, and online tools, you are sure to find something helpful for your next creative project. Curious? Come on in!

Awesome Resources

Interviews & Essays

I had the honor of contributing to April 2019’s Women and Investing Issue of GreenMoney Journal.

>> Read “Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

Check out my interview with the lovely Julia Goldberg of the Santa Fe Reporter for my book release in November, 2018.

>> Read “Believe in Unicorns”

 

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