Graphic Design, UX/UI, Art, Business & Entrepreneurship

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Graphic Design, UX/UI, Art, Business & Entrepreneurship

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I'm Devan McCabe.

I’m a graphic & user experience design expert. I work for small businesses, design mobile apps and websites and I love to create. When it come right down to it, I'm a total geek when it comes to the functionality of design, color theory, and typography. Along with my love of design is my obsession with educating others on design and on how to make a living doing what they love. 

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Create & Cultivate Los Angeles 2018

A few months ago I bought my very first ticket to the Create & Cultivate conference. I had been following them for a couple years and meant to attend their Seattle event in 2017, but waited too long to purchase my ticket, and unfortunately missed it. So I kept my eye on their event and […]

March 2, 2018

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Goodbye Vero! Why You Should Avoid the “New” Social Platform

I’m sure at this point you’ve probably heard of the “New” Social App – VERO. Claiming to be the “NEXT” and “BETTER” Instagram. This app was going through one of it’s recent “waves” on Facebook, you know, where everyone signs up to not be the last one who hasn’t signed up for the lastest in […]

February 28, 2018

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What is the Difference between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign?

Have you been wondering what the difference is between Adobe products like Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign? I’m sure you’ve probably heard me talk about one or more of these platforms before. Adobe programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (to name a few) are the main programs as a graphic designer, I use to create […]

October 11, 2017

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SquareSpace vs. Wix vs. Shopify vs. Showit vs. WordPress Websites: A Designers Perspective

When you are an independant online business, the question of which website platform you should use can be a daunting task. Everyone has their preferred platform. But knowing which is right for you can feel confusing without having some insight. That’s why I am here, and can hopefully help you understand. I want to help […]

October 9, 2017

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How to Design a Logo with No Budget for a Designer

What? Why am I writing this? I mean, I’m a designer, and can have you hire me to create an awesome (and I mean pretty dang awesome logo), so why would I tell you how to design one with out hiring me? Because we all have seasons in our businesses where hiring for things we […]

September 18, 2017

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Creative at Heart Conference Round 7 – Raleigh, NC

I recently got to enjoy a few days in Raleigh, North Carolina where I got to spend time with some of my favorite creative entrepreneurs. Kat Schmoyer hosts this amazing event typically a couple times a year and this year Raleigh was the only one. Which obviously made alumns and new attendees jump at tickets […]

September 2, 2017

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User Experience Design – NimbiTV

  I’ve spent the last 10 years working specifically in the User Experience design world for corporate America. While I was on a recent call speaking to my business coach Erin, I realized that I’ve actually been doing UX Design since the iPhone was about 1 year old! (Does that date me? Holy cow!) I’ve […]

September 1, 2017

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What is UX Design? Why You Need It.

Have you heard of UX Design (which stands for User Experience)? It has become a popular buzz word recently. It’s being used more and more and especially in the online business world. I’m not however sure, it’s something most people think about or in some cases really understand what it truly is, or why they need it. So, […]

May 15, 2017

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5 Ways to Improve You Brand Experience

A common idea tends to get missed a lot within branding for small businesses. What it means to have a brand is more than a pretty logo. There is so much behind a brand and the experience that is meant to be created with one.   For example…   If you look at really successful large brands, like […]

March 21, 2017

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Did That Really Just Happen?

As you may have been following, I have just wrapped up my first ever conference for female entrepreneurs. I basically dedicated the last 4 months into deciding I wanted to attend an event that felt like it was for me, the Pacific Northwest-Coffee Drinking-Designer who loves gastro pubs, delish meals, and has a decent amount […]

March 9, 2017

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