Human Centered Design for Social Change

Our tagline, “Designs for Social Change,” defines how we work as a studio. Not only do we make a point of working with non-profit organizations, donating our time, and resources, but we also make every single project we work on a “social change” project. To create social change in everything we do, we use our …

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Donate Socks for Toes in Need

I really don’t like being cold; especially my feet. Cold feet are the worst. But I’m really fortunate in that worrying about being cold is not something I have to do. I am guessing that if you are reading this at your computer or on your mobile phone, cold feet are not one of your …

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Use Video for Business Success

We have grown with the trends at Uptown Studios and added video production in 2007 as one of our in-house services to our clients. At that point our video production team was creating educational long-form videos, ad spots for local broadcast television or compelling videos for social media promotion. What we know: We know that …

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Yes, Whatever You Want Princess Google!

Business owners are Google’s captive audience. In 2008, Uptown Studios started paying a LOT of attention to what Google was telling us to do. We worked on our organic content, we developed strong keywords to make sure we are talking about what our visitors are searching for and we upgraded all the websites we manage …

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Faceoff: WordPress vs. SquareSpace

When developing a new website, two of the most popular choices for a CMS platform are SquareSpace and WordPress. So let’s take a look at them both to compare some of their main features. Initial Cost and Barrier for Entry SquareSpace has fewer upfront costs than WordPress, but in my opinion, that is about where …

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Resources That Help Nonprofits Win

The secret’s out! Google gives nonprofits $10,000 a month in free Ads! Just apply, set up a Google Ads account and have your ads in the top spot on Google search results. By driving increased traffic to your nonprofit’s website, the ads help spread awareness of your cause, bring attention to important issues and possibly …

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6 Tips to Build Your Blog Strategy

One of our awesome healthcare clients asked us to help them get into the world of blogging. We knew we wanted to create something that would be interesting, valuable and get some attention. After looking for a great topic that would get clicks and visits to their website, we settled on “How to Get more Fruits …

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10 Steps to Create an Easy, Fun & Popular Website

Websites need to be well-designed and fun to interact with. Professional design will pay for itself by creating effective use of form and function. If you are doing it yourself, choose images and type that evoke emotion and reflect your organization’s brand and style. White space is important. It gives the viewer direction and plenty …

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Use a Landing Page to Catch Your White Whale

Marketing on Google Ads, Facebook, Twitter and constantly tweaking your website’s search engine optimization (SEO) is just the bait on the end of your fishing pole. When someone sees your ad and clicks, it’s time to reel them in with a landing page. One of the fastest ways to get someone to go from just …

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