Portfolio Update – Digital Assets

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me, but I wanted to give you a portfolio update. I’ve added the following new pieces to the Web Design and Assets portfolio page.

To see more designs, please visit my portfolio.

Five Steps to Effective Email Marketing

Photo: Fotolia
Photo: Fotolia

Email marketing is a very effective promotional tool for your marketing strategy. Here are some suggestions for running a successful email campaign for your business. In summary, those five steps include:

    1. Effective content
    2. Timing
    3. Know your audience
    4. A great email marketing system
    5. Consistent posting and frequency

If you’re looking for new ways to promote your business, including a digital marketing strategy to take your business to the next level, you can learn more here and please contact me for questions.

yvenia Web Solutions is a partnership between yvenia and ma WebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services.

Social Media Cover Banner Quick Guide

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Whether you are a business that wants to change the look of your brand’s social media outlets, or you want to show your personal and artistic style, here is quick design guide in creating your social media covers, including size dimensions for four of the most popular networks – Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn (Premium only).


Quick Tips in Designing Cover Photos for Social Media Platforms

  • Keep a consistent look and feel for your brand throughout all of your social media networks.
  • Keep your networks fresh w/ new imagery. If you’re a designer, photographer, or artist, you can add a banner on the cover photo section as a way to showcase your work if you’re showing a single image or multiple images in a grid-like format.
  • Create your cover photos to reflect your style, personality or brand. Remember, cover photos should provide a visual background for your networks and are not meant to be used to advertise or sell anything.
  • High resolution images are strongly recommended. Anything smaller would look pixelated, fuzzy or have low quality. When you download images, it’s best to download from your computer instead of your phone or tablet. I noticed personally that if downloading a banner from the phone, the banner looks grainy if viewing from a computer.
  • If you’re promoting a business, try adding a logo as your profile picture.

Social Media Banner Sizes
Facebook (Source: Facebook Cover Size Helper)

  • Profile photo – Page profile pictures are square and display at 160×160 pixels on your Page. The photo you upload must be at least 180×180 pixels.
  • Timeline Cover Photo – Facebook cover size is 851 x 315 pixels.

Twitter (Source: Mediabistro-All Twitter)

  • Header – On-screen size is 1500 pixels wide x 500 pixels high, but Twitter recommends uploading an image up to upload 3000 pixels wide × 1000 wide photo while under 5MB.
  • Profile photo – Maximum upload size is 400 x 400 pixels (up to 2MB). Once uploaded, the photo decreases to 200 x 200 pixels on screen.

Google Plus (Source: Google Plus For You)

  • Profile Photo – 250 x 250 pixels
  • Cover Photo – 480 x 270 pixels

LinkedIn Premium (Source: Social Media Examiner)

  • Cover Photo – 1400 x 425 pixels

Still trying to understand the social media lingo? Here’s a glossary of terms for reference created by MediaMiser.

If you need help in creating social media banners, I’m happy to help you out. Please contact me to learn more.

Why You Need a Responsive Mobile-Optimized Website (Infographic)

So what exactly is a responsive website and why does your business need one? Having a responsive site means that a website is designed and optimized for a better viewing experience through a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet and smartphone. The infographic below shows responses from customers regarding mobile-optimized websites, as well as their opinions on email marketing and blogs, especially how these marketing methods help improve customer satisfaction and engagement.

Infographic created by the yvenia Web Solutions design team.
Infographic created by the yvenia Web Solutions design team.

yvenia Web Solutions is a partnership between yvenia Design and ma WebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. Here are five reasons why yvenia Web Solutions can help promote your business.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Beautiful Website Design for Make-up Artist

Designed by Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions.
Designed by Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions.

If you’re a make-up artist who’s looking to expand your business online, here’s a beautiful website design created by the Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions. Simple, clean and easy to navigate.

yveniaWeb Solutions is a partnership between yvenia Design and maWebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. Here are five reasons why yveniaWeb Solutions can help promote your business.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

yveniaWeb Solutions – A Web Design and Online Marketing Partnership

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Websites are designed by yveniaWeb’s design team.

As a graphic designer, I usually work independently and efficiently in designing pieces that can help market and promote your business, organization or event. My portfolio mostly consists of print marketing collateral, web assets (web banners and other graphics) and other custom design pieces.

In terms of web design, I can build and design web pages using a content management system, such as Dreamweaver, WordPress, Vignette and SharePoint. However, I am still learning and understanding the web programming aspect in building a website from scratch, such as JavaScript. With a full-time job, building a business on the side, being a co-president of a professional organization, as well as finding room for some social time, even graphic designers need some help.

This is why I have partnered with maWebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. yveniaWeb Solutions offers an online marketing strategy, as well as web design services, for small businesses, start-ups and other organizations who want to build their web presence. Our business also includes an award-winning Customer Service team and a group of talented web designers who can help your business with unlimited support for your website and other questions you may have.

Click here to learn more about yveniaWeb Solutions. If you want to see a demo of our web design and marketing solution, please contact me for an appointment.

yvenia introduces Design Kits

Looking for graphic design services that fits your budget? yvenia Design & Communications introduces various design “kits” for individuals, businesses and organizations. To learn more about the various kits available, go to the yvenia Design Kits page under the Services tab.

For a graphic design quote or if you have any questions, contact yvenia.

Links To See – Weeks of July 7 and 14

Here are the latest headlines from around the Web:

  • When Marketing Over Social Media, Test, Experiment and Test Some More (From Entrepreneur)
  • Mac users targeted in ‘ransomware’ scam (From MSN)

From Project Eve

From Creative Bloq

Links to See – Weeks of June 23 and June 30

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday. I’ll be heading back to work on Monday after a four-day weekend — which is way too short! Even before the holiday, I’ve been lagging on my posts the past couple of weeks. So I’m starting the week off right with a couple of design inspirations I came across this holiday weekend, as well as some headlines over the Web. Enjoy!