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Susan Sullivan

Graphic Design. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area with my husband and children. I am an avid distance runner, environmentalist, part-time beekeeper, chicken farmer and amateur photographer.
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Should you use instagram for your business?

When I talk to business owners about their online presence, they all seem to already...
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Ways to create a better reader experience on your blog

Websites with blogs have more visitors and more conversions. This is the truth. But there's...
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The Logo Design Process

If you’ve made the decision to move forward with a custom logo design for your...
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What’s the difference between a jpg, gif, png and svg?

  This post can be viewed as a beginner's guide to the differences between a...
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Blogging trends and website design

A happy new year from Sumy Designs to all the small business near and far....
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Visual trends in website design 2018

Some things will stay the same and some things will be brand new next year....
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Big tips to help your small business

Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics, only...
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Apps that help writers write better

We do a lot of websites for authors, novelists, writers, copywriters, bloggers and journalists alike...
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Gifts for small business owners, developers and bloggers

The holidays are almost here—do you have all of your shopping done? Don’t worry, there...
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Gifts for Graphic Designers

The holidays are here and it is time to buy your favorite graphic designer the...
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Common Design Lingo

Above the Fold Back in the day, this was the term used to describe the...
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Patterns and palettes

Humans have been attracted to repetitive and geometric patterns throughout our history. Patterns were found...
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Fonts that are not my type

I recently watched a fun SNL video starring Ryan Gosling about how he is still,...
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Fall color inspiration

As autumn approaches the orange-yellow leaves start to make an appearance and influence our color palettes to very...
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Pantone’s color trends for fall 2017

Pantone is ever so up-to-date and takes the time to evaluate New York Fashion Week....
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The benefits of rebranding for your small business

Reaching new audiences Refreshing the look of your small business gives you the opportunity to...
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Farnum House Inn Logo Design

Creating logos is a lot of hard work but sometimes it can be equally as...
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Many shades of gray

Color isn't always vibrant and exciting - sometimes it is pale, mute and dark. Sometimes...
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Things to think about when considering a new logo or website design

Your website is your best marketing tool and it is always a good idea to...
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Resources for free graphics and backgrounds

Just like with photography, graphics can play an important part of your web design. And...
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Free Stock Photos

We’ve talked in the past about how good photography is an essential part of a...