How to Pick Your Platform

How to Pick Your Platform

If you’ve followed me over the years, you know my site has migrated a few times. I started on Blogger, moved to WordPress.com, back to Blogger, to Squarespace, and now self-hosted. Why this last transition? For me, I wanted more design control than I had on... Read More
Finding You in Your Brand

Finding You in Your Brand

One thing I struggled with in establishing FIVE 12 was how to be “me” while building. Should I change who I am and keep certain things offline, or say screw it? In the end, I said screw it. I spent so many years trying to be this person and that person... Read More
A New

A New

I’ve struggled with FIVE12 STUDIO for a while. Should I pull the plug, rename it, or walk away from all of this completely? In developing myself, I lost who I was. I took in so much information in how and why I should do a, b, and c, I neglected to figure out if... Read More
What’s In a Color?

What’s In a Color?

Color theory, the study of color combinations is a crucial element in your brand development. If you think your audience won’t care, consider this: When I was younger, I wasn’t a fan of pink. If I could help it, I wouldn’t choose pink anything. Now... Read More
Stock Photos and Mockups

Stock Photos and Mockups

Photo: Death to the Stock Photo. Edited by FIVE12STUDIO It’s a debate across the freelance atmosphere: should you use mockups? Stock photos? Is this “cheating?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this (other than taking credit for a photo you didn’t... Read More
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