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The ALD ‘Formula’ for Happy Clients

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“You know, we think the formula for creating a positive customer experience is really pretty simple;  1.) Be passionate and knowledgeable about what you offer.  2.) Be attentive to customer needs.  3.) Go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction and,  4.) Deliver on your promises!”

— Randy Sloan, A Life Designed

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6 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’

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Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook & Wazala; SIX fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

It’s been a busy and very rewarding three and a half years of exciting growth here at A Life Designed and the coming Summer months are shaping up to be very interesting indeed! We have lots of great stories, a few surprises and some sweet new vintage/industrial finds lined up to share with you in the coming weeks.

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Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on InstagramPinterest, our YouTube Channel, Twitter and of course Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.

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It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link: alifedesigned.wazala.com.

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As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support!

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Hey Designers…. Please Stop Beating This Typeface to Death!

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Psst… Hey you. Yes you, overworked and chronically underpaid graphic designer. Come here, I want to tell you a little secret. Despite what you may have heard, imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery. It’s just imitation!

Lately, everywhere I look, I am seeing graphic designers taking the easy way out with the repeated overuse of this typeface and slight variations thereof. Please, I beg of you… Stop!

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I first spied this font used in Kinfolk, one of the many navel gazing, hip indie ‘lifestyle’ magazines that are currently so popular among the under 30-somethingartisanal twee set.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the font itself. As is usually the case, it was a fresh look the first few times I saw it used. But now, like lemmings to the sea, designers everywhere are forcing it down our throats to promote everything from tanning, to coffee… organic foods to fashion and beyond. I can almost hear the client or creative director now; “make my brand look hip.” And the stressed out, (creatively lazy?), designer thinks to themselves, “No problemo, I’ll just use the Kinfolk font!” Yawn.

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But this over-baked design trend doesn’t just stop with font abuse. No, apparently this typeface MUST be overlaid on top of softly out-of-focus, sun-drenched 20-somethings, their smiling faces cropped tight. Again, yawn.

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Creatives! As a fellow pixel pusher, I realize that project deadlines and client demands are often relentless and hugely unrealistic, but come on! There are thousands of fonts to choose from out there. Take a chance, think outside the box and who knows?… Perhaps you will create the next slavishly imitated and copied design trend. Good luck with that.

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5 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’

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Pinterest, YouTube… Twitter… Facebook & Wazala; Five fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

It’s been a busy and very rewarding three and a half years of exciting growth here at A Life Designed and we aren’t slowing down yet! We have lots of great stories and sweet new vintage/industrial finds lined up to share with you in the coming weeks.

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Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on Pinterest, our YouTube Channel, Twitter and of course Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.

a-life-designed-store-mobile

It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link: alifedesigned.wazala.com.

As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support.

A Life Designed

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4 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’

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YouTube… Twitter… Facebook… Wazala; Four fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

Greetings faithful ‘ALD’ readers, we trust you’ve survived the winter and are ready to enjoy an AMAZING summer season!   A Life Designed has lots of great stories lined up for the coming weeks and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on our YouTube Channel as well as Twitter and Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.

a-life-designed-store-mobile

It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link: alifedesigned.wazala.com.

As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support!

A Life Designed

 

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The Vespa Camera Concept… They Should Make This!

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The Vespa Camera… Here’s one bright idea we really hope makes it off the drawing board.

In our never-ending search for ‘cool stuff’ to share with our faithful A Life Designed readers, occasionally we stumble upon something so great we just can’t wait to show you… Even if it is still only a dream and glimmer in a designer’s eye. Such is the case with the ultra cool Vespa digital camera concept.

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