Kristen Stauss

Green Printing For Better Business

Much like Kermit says “It ain’t easy being green” or cheap! To get the most sustainability out of your print products you want to pay attention to a few things and of course it will cost a little more but printing sustainably is worth it! Paper and ink are of course at the top. But …

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Lizzie Carroll

Tips to Get Work Done Faster

Like the great Ferris Bueller said, “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” While I usually agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Bueller, there is one aspect of my life that could really use some speed: my workflow. Working faster is so much more than …

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Tina Reynolds

3 Tips to Getting a New Client

There are so many ways to navigate new clients – at Uptown Studios we build many options for us to meet new clients – here are three of our tips: 1. Show up and do what you say your will do. Volunteer your time and meet the people on your committee, at the meeting or …

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Lizzie Carroll

30 Tips From My First 30 Days

A lot of things can happen in 30 days. You could meet your soulmate, date, get engaged, marry and divorce (sorry Britney Spears). You could attempt a 30 day vlogging challenge and fail before it even begins. You could even attempt a ridiculous challenge (personally, I should really do #67) and surprise yourself with the …

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Luke Pedersen

6 Ways to Find Keywords for Free

Google is a word chewing beast. It eats keywords and delivers what it thinks are the best results to address the searcher’s needs. You need to know the keywords people are using to search for your organization so you can rank on the first page of Google. They are also useful in updating your website’s …

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Uptown Studios

Using Illustration in Web Design

Illustrations are a great way to create images that are fun, playful and add an element of approachability to a site. Artists and designers can create illustrations that are full of personality and custom-made to match a brand’s tone and make it stand out in the crowd. Illustration styles are so versatile that they can …

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Uptown Studios

A Good Year to Create Social Change

Tina Reynolds, Chief Juggler / President Every new year brings me in with enthusiasm and possibilities – Uptown Studios is going to create some incredible social change with some of the campaigns and people we get to work with – count on us to be the innovation change makers in Sacramento! Kate Moore, Chief Amazement …

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Ryan Logan

What’s Ahead for Video in 2018

I can’t help but think about what’s ahead for video production in 2018 As far as I’m concerned video is moving full speed ahead. In fact, with one more year of technological innovation and creativity behind the camera, the world is in for more captivating video content over the next year. From virtual reality to …

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Brent Stromberg

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

It is time to make some obligatory resolutions for the upcoming new year…   Learn Something New Every Month The first thing I want to commit to for 2018 is learning new things. It’s really difficult to keep up with the world of web development. I once read in an article that 3 months in …

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Brent Stromberg

Avoid Having a “Not Secure” Warning on Your Website

Google announced last month that their Chrome browser will start displaying a “Not Secure” warning in the address bar on all websites that are not secured by a valid, up-to-date SSL certificate. Currently this warning displays on all web pages that have forms, such as login pages and shopping cart checkout pages. Starting with version …

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Mark Hébert

Finding Inspiration at AdobeMAX

“Find yourself by losing yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandi I was fortunate enough to attend the Adobe MAX creative conference this month in Las Vegas. This was most memorable quote from one of the many conference break out sessions was shared by Rule29’s, Justin Aherns. His firm believes that good creative …

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Uptown Studios

Graphic Design is Crucial to Your Business Success

Business owners get busy with everyday tasks of running a business but in order to make their businesses thrive in today’s market, their brand needs to stand strong and their visual language needs to be consistent. Graphic design is an indispensable tool in communicating with other people and it can set your business apart from …

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Tina Reynolds

4 Quick Tips for Your Website

Who you gonna call when your website goes down? Uptown Studios! Our web development team is here to manage your website and keep it growing and up to date. We are here to jump in when you are hitting the wall – we are an email or call away – tina@uptownstudios.net or call 916-446-1082 Here …

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Luke Pedersen

Time To Review Your Brand

Numbers speak. When you look at your numbers from last quarter, do you want to shake it up a little? If you are thinking of refreshing your organization’s image with a new logo, modernizing your brand image, or updating/launching a new website, then now is a great time to review your branding and look for …

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Kate Moore

Use Video to Promote Your Next Event

Making a promotional video for your organization’s next event is easy. Make it fun, informative and short and while you are at it, make more than one. Videos for social media promotion should be short and sweet. Make sure and have a call to action message telling people what you want them to do and …

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Luke Pedersen

Make Your New Website Design Process EASY

There are many steps in the process to design and develop a new website. We have a full team of creative professionals here at Uptown Studios that are eager to work closely with you on making a new website as easy as we can make it – we have set up our processes into 3 …

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Tina Reynolds

Who is the Fiercest Person You Know?

Sacramento is loaded with smart, talented and fabulous people. Tell me about the person in your life that is the smartest and fiercest and why   I have to list a few: Meea Kang https://www.linkedin.com/in/relatedcalifornia/ Britta Guererro https://www.linkedin.com/in/britta-guerrero-90a70b16/ Cecilia Aguiar-Curry https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-aguiar-curry-9810b526/ These women are powerhouses working in many different areas, creating change all around them. …

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Uptown Studios

Fuel Your Team’s Creativity

Creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised on a regular basis since amazing ideas rarely just happen. What better opportunity to spark creative thinking and team building than during your next staff meeting? Several weeks ago, we began to open our staff meetings with a short 5-10 min creativity exercise to get our …

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