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Leading by Example

When I was younger in my career, I thought that leading meant telling people what to do and making decisions. Over time, I have come to understand that leading is more about “doing” than “telling.”

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The Amazing Power of Delegation

Early in my career as a designer and principal of a visual communications firm, I was a “I’ll do it all myself” kind of manager. I thought that if I handled everything myself, it would get done better, on time, every time. I perceived delegation to others as a sign of failure. As you can imagine, …

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It Takes a Team to Create a Website

I’m a planner. On everything I do, I map out every step and explore every possibility before I get started. Now, as a project manager, this can come in handy and helps me guide the team and clients on jobs and ensure we meet deliverables. However, as part of the creative world, it is important …

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Five Tips to Get Your Marketing Off the Back Burner

It’s easy to put our own marketing efforts to the back burner when we’re busy focusing on our daily tasks. For many of the nonprofits we’ve spoken with, this feeling is even more intensified as they feel that they are too busy “out in the trenches” fighting the good fight to take a step back and …

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Motivated to Give to Local Nonprofits

What motivates you? At Uptown Studios, we thrive on knowing that what we give to local nonprofits helps others accomplish their goals. In particular, we dedicate time to give back to the community and helping local nonprofits. A large percentage of the clients we serve are nonprofits and we have a standing commitment to donate $5,000 …

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Learning and Growing in April

This past week we had the BEST April Fools’ joke. Our lead graphic designer, Anton Weaver, created a 3D model of a special drone that delivered coffee. It is so realistic that when it was dropped into a photo we set up of me reaching for my drone delivered coffee – I could almost smell it.

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Scope Creep: Embrace it!

I must confess, I initially started this blog with the intention of addressing the big bad beast that is scope creep. You know, something like “5 tips on how to avoid scope creep with your website project”… But as I really thought about scope creep – that big project management-y term that I first learned years back when being formally trained in project management and thought about just how often we deal with it… I had a bit of an “A-ha” moment.

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5 Tips for Inspired Blogging

Writing can be tough, but with the right energy and preparation, you should never be caught without some inspiration to put some content out that will engage readers!

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