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Kristal Clear Graphics Kristal Clear Graphics Spring 2011 Kristal Clear Graphics
Offering Creative Services from Print Web and Beyond Offering Creative Services from Print Web and Beyond Offering Creative Services from Print Web and Beyond

Kristal Young I'm sure 2011 is bringing changes for all my clients and networking contacts, and it's no different here. Hopefully you've noticed the new look of my newsletter; It's been updated to match Kristal Clear Graphics New web site. I'm very excited about the new look, the increased efficiency for search engine optimization and mobile devices and of course, new opportunities to expand my brand across my netorking platforms. (See article below) I hope you have a chance to take a look at it and let me know what you think. While I got compliments on my old web site (which you can still see on my gallery page of the new web site) it was time for a change.

Along with my new web site I have a new web address and e-mail address: Please update your contact information.

The other big change for 2011 is Kristal Clear Graphics will be unavailable for about 1 month, roughly mid-April to mid May for maternity leave. Feel free to e-mail or call me during this time and I'll return your message upon my return. If it's a more urgent matter, please indicate that, and I will do my best to answer sooner. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Expand Your Image: Branding Across Social Media Platforms

It's old news that you should have your company on Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and use it often as another method to reach your clients and customers. But did you know that many of these social media platforms are great opportunities to increase your brand awareness and professional image? A great client of mine, Katie Felten with MKELive, rencently educated me on this strategy when I helped design a social media campagin for her. I quickly discovered how valuable this idea was and that many more people sholud be taking advantage of it.

So how does it work? Well, just as you brand your logo and design image on brochures, web site, advertising, etc. ... continue your look onto the social media pages you're using. Instead of using generic or supplied backgrounds from the social media sites that have little or nothing to do with your business, use a custom background and/or profile picture that matches your company exactly. When anyone sees you on the social media page, they instantly recognize your company and you gain extra credibility as a more established, dependable business.

Not only do you have a professionally marketed look, but you can include important information in the design that might have gotten missed otherwise. For instance, people won't always search your page to find out every detail in your profile, but if it's smack in front of their faces and highlighted with a unique design they can't miss it. Either way, you'll be able to share your contact information, areas of expertise, or whatever facts you want more easily and quickly, which everyone will appreciate it.

Still a little unclear? You can see an example of some of our project on my web site by clicking here. The more opportunities you have to touch your clients with your professional image the better. This social media platform is actually one of the easier ways to brand your image since it's quick to produce and there are no costs for printing or web site hosting. If you have any questions about how this works or you're interested in starting your own social media campaign, please contact me. I'd love to help you in any way I can; this is too good of an opportunity to pass up!

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FREE Graphic Design Appraisal

People have told me that sometimes, they don't know if they need help with their graphic design and their marketing pieces ... or maybe they know they need help, but aren't sure where to be begin. It was for this reason I've started my FREE Graphic Design Appraisal. I will happily take a look at your piece and give you some constructive feed back. Sometimes, there's nothing wrong with the client's design, and I'll tell them that.


Important KCG Reminders

If you missed a previous quarterly newsletter and want to catch up, you can always find it online or contact me for a personal copy.

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New look for Designer's Touch Wedding Albums

Whether it's a new album product or new panoramic style, the most popular part of the Designer's Touch Collection, the wedding album, always has something fresh or new to offer because each album is custom designed with you in mind. Visit the latest by clicking here and explore all the pages under the Designer's Touch Collection.


Photo Tips

Each quarterly newsletter I like to share new photography tips with you to help give you a jump start on creating amazing photos for Designer's Touch Collages.

1. For those times when we actually get around to getting prints of our digital photos remember this: It only takes five minutes to write the names of people and dates on the back of photos, but endless hours of research for you or your future generations to find the same information down the road, if they find it at all.

2. For great composition in your photos, try using the rule of thirds. Imagine a tic-tac-toe grid stretched across your view finder and position the subject matter at one of the four points where two lines intersect.

If you'd like to see the other tips, contact me at and type "photo tips" in the subject line


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