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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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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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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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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Brand Launch – Creativ-T Custom T-shirt Company

Jen & Janet are not new clients. They started up a mini donut food cart a few years back that I did a logo for and Jen is also an author who I designed a cover for. This time they are starting an online custom t-shirt business. They thought of me again, and we began […]

October 3, 2016

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NIMBITV – Discover your Brand Before Hiring a Designer

Did you know I have a YouTube Channel? Well I do! I’ll post my episodes on my blog, but if you want to stay up to date, you should definitely check out my channel and subscribe! Also…Please leave comments below on what you would like to see me talk about in a future episode!

September 24, 2016

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JUST LAUNCHED! Holly Anna Calligraphy

The last 3 weeks I worked with one of my contest winners, Holly Stavness, on her brand and new website. She was such a sweetheart and so fun to work with. We worked on her brand, logo and business cards and website. The look of her brand is modern, sofisticated and feminine, but also warm […]

September 24, 2016

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6 Free Resources to Help Your Small Business

Have you wondered about the ‘quick success tools’ and ‘small business programs’ out there? They keep popping up on my social media feed as sponsored ads. The programs sell you in a way that make you think “Oh! I need that!” or “This will change my LIFE and business!” Sometimes, I find myself purchasing these programs or tools. Many even have free options to get you started, which is […]

September 17, 2016

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Non-Designers Guide to Creating a Good Logo

A logo is so much more than just text with a business name in your favorite font. A logo is a mark of your brand, your business, and you. It immediately can give your business a feeling that can make someone feel emotions. Yes, emotions. Did you know you can connect to your clients just […]

August 26, 2016

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