Zuza Hicks

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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Cris Weber

The Latitude and Longitude of Design

Remember sixth grade Geography? We learned that every location on earth has a global address. Because the address is in numbers, people can communicate about location no matter what language they might speak. The global address is given as two numbers called coordinates. The two numbers are a location’s latitude number and its longitude number. …

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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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Zuza Hicks

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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Brent Stromberg

Uptown’s Top 3 Web Design Trends

I have been a web developer at Uptown Studios for nearly 5 years, and dabbling in the dark arts of web development since the mid 90s. But as a kid and young adult I was also very artistic. I loved to draw, mostly comic book and Dragon Ball Z characters, and coloring them in with …

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Tina Reynolds

Mix Up Your Marketing in 15 Minutes

Here are three things that you can do in 15 minutes to market your company:   1.) Find three clients that have not used your services in the past year and send them a short email that reconnects – these people already know who you are – reach out to them and let them know …

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Ryan Logan

Video Production and Highlights from NAB 2017

As I sit at my desk I can definitely say I’ve got the post NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) blues. Not because I didn’t enjoy the show, but because I got to see all the things I didn’t know I needed. Nothing is better than meandering through three football field sized warehouses full of video …

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Zuza Hicks

Does Your Workflow Really Flow?

Life moves fast and so do projects we work on everyday. We’re experts in what we do and we have done it so many times, we don’t think about it anymore but does your workflow really flow? Knowing how to navigate different software and where to easily find things becomes second nature, so we don’t notice …

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Luke Pedersen

Be Google’s Top “Bike Shop”

Dang! They are shutting down all of Boadway in Sacramento for an amazing all-day community event. No cars, just rows of local vendors, live music, food and even adult recess. I guess I better get my bike in working order so I can cruise down there and partake in some Sunday fun-day at Sunday Street …

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