Tag: free

  • 1: How Chase Bowers got 1,000+ new customers without spending a dime.

    1: How Chase Bowers got 1,000+ new customers without spending a dime.

    I recently interviewed Chase Bowers on the first episode of the First Customers podcast. Chase is the Founder of Dropified, the 2019 Inc 5000’s fastest growing company in Alabama and #55 in the USA. Dropified is a platform for managing and automating a drop shipping business. It has a 3-Year growth rate of 4,971% with 5.1 Million…

  • Old-School Dark Color Palette: Sportomatic

    Inspiration Cruising through designspiration.net I found an old poster of a Porsche 911 “Sportomatic” at the Nurburgring in 1967. I was drawn to the green monochrome photo and the overall color scheme. The green and orange reminded me of old video game cartridge labels. The Porsche poster’s dark background and muted colors are a theme I’ve…

  • 5 places freelance designers go to find jobs

    Here are 5 places I visit regularly to find freelance work. Of the sites listed below, only Sortfolio and Coroflot have given me actual projects. I think my prices were too high for most of the jobs I applied for on the other sites. It’s hard to compete with Asia, but for now, there are…

  • 3 Free Desktop Wallpaper Backgrounds of Flowers

    This month’s freebie is a collection of 3 elegant desktop wallpapers featuring flowers. They can also be used as Twitter backgrounds. These photos were taken by me during the spring and summer a few years ago. They are the most popular photos on my fickr stream. Feel free to download them for personal use. If…

  • 10 Essential WordPress SEO Plugins

    Which WordPress SEO plugins get the best results? I shouldn’t be giving you this information. As Spider Man’s uncle said, “With great power comes great responsibility”. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll hurt somebody. Keep that in mind if you choose to install the following plugins on your WordPress website. Make the wrong…

  • Say no to spec work… even in France.

    I recently got a request to design a logo for someone in Paris, France. They found my site while looking for logo designers in Paris. How did they find me? Guess who’s number one in Google for the keyphrase “Paris logo design“. That’s right. As of 3/26/2010, ParisVega.com ranks number one for that search phrase.…

  • Retro Vintage Color Palette: Vinyl Polaroid

    All the faded luminescence of photographs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s expressed in a simple swath of muted hues. I created this mellow palette on COLOURlovers.com after being inspired by this beautiful photo of a woman flipping her hair: COLOURlovers is a great place to find inspiration. I visit the site often when deciding…

  • Free Desktop Wallpaper Background: Black Boxes

    My latest free desktop wallpaper design is an arrangement of dark gray blocks on a black background similar in layout to Piet Mondrian‘s Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, that he painted in 1930. I’m not saying its as revolutionary as his painting, only that it shares the same balance of visual weight. If…

  • Free High Resolution Wallpaper: Black Burst Design

    Black Ray Burst Wallpaper Here is a free wallpaper background I designed. It contains a dark gradient with rays beaming from left to right. I use it on a Mac to highlight my Dock that I’ve positioned on the left of my screen. If you download this wallpaper, enjoy. If you use it in your…