Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

The wonderful thing about design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect or obey any strict rules. It just has to work. The best design captures a mood, and lives it completely. This design is adamantly “all in”. Take me for a ride. There are many ways to express joy...

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Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

I ask, as a professional woman, what ideas are you sitting on because you are too introverted, too quiet, too afraid of the risk, to speak up? But, look at what can happen when you speak up. Remember where Greta Thunberg began her quest to be heard on climate change....

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Use a Photo to De-Stress Your Presentation Design Process

Use a Photo to De-Stress Your Presentation Design Process

Picking a color palette can create presentation design stress. Are you certain which colors look good together? Do you know what should be the predominant color? How about picking the accent colors? You don’t have time for a course in color theory. You need help...

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Women Set a High Bar for Excellence

Women Set a High Bar for Excellence

This is an unusual post. It is entirely happy. No exhortations. No examples of what not to do. Just uplifting good news. Tennis fans were watching the US Open this weekend. One of the most anticipated Saturday matches was between two young women: Naomi Osaka of Japan...

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A Good Photograph Tells a Story to Use in Your Presentation

A Good Photograph Tells a Story to Use in Your Presentation

A good photograph tells a story to use in your presentation. Sometimes it is a simple story of good taste, care and beauty. Other times it is a more complex story of interrelations, balance, layers of meaning. This photo tells a very complicated and layered story....

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Looking for a Quick Lesson in Design?

Looking for a Quick Lesson in Design?

Design principals abound In this photo. With a big thank you to Lucia we can use her photo to talk about color, balance, contrast, white space, texture and for extra credit a lovely parallax view. Susan says: Let’s begin with text and the signage that underscores our...

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Women-Owned Business Installs Thought-Provoking Art

Women-Owned Business Installs Thought-Provoking Art

Lucia and I discuss one of her photos from our very different points of view: Lucia the photographer and me the presentation developer and designer. Susan says: I know where Lucia took this photo because it is a spot she has returned to over and over. Here we are at...

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Rejection Only Ends When You Stop Asking

Rejection Only Ends When You Stop Asking

The working world can be rough and tough on women in a male-dominated workplace. Rejection of ideas, suggestions and new approaches is commonplace. We’ve all experienced the hurt many times. Since we at Imagine Productions strongly believe that inclusion and...

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