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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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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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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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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Fear & Doubt is Only Motivation to Succeed

I spent almost 5 years working for a company. I was paid well. I had a great job. I loved the people. However, it’s not what I wanted to really do. Not where I saw myself in 5 more years. There was always the hope to someday take my side business, which at the time was […]

September 2, 2016

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Creative @ Heart Conference – Denver, Colorado

For about a year, I have been following this amazing group of girls on their website and Instagram. The Creative at Heart Conference. I have been wanting to go to one of their conferences, but between getting married, being pregnant and where the conferences were, I just couldn’t find the time to get myself to […]

August 23, 2016

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