My 2017 Winner's Speech

Let’s start off with a little disclaimer. You may be reading the title and thinking, “Tell me Cat, what have you won and why do you need to do a speech?”. Well reader, let me explain. This year, 2017, has been one of the best of my life so far...

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How I Perfected my Design Process

When I re-launched my business back in March, I wanted to seriously think about the way I worked and how I could serve my clients, my business and myself in the best possible way. I decided to create a specific and organised design process which I would use for all of my branding & website design clients (my main package).

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How to Give Great Feedback to Your Designer

As a designer working with multiple clients at a time, I receive different types of feedback from all and I have learnt how to manage every type and make my clients happy. However, good, well-thought out feedback makes a project run much smoother and can ensure that all deadlines are met and all parties are completely happy.

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My September Gatto Goals

It’s September already, I can’t be the only person who thinks this year is going way too quickly. It’ll be Christmas before we know it! (I’m obsessed with Christmas so I’m fine with that). This month ahead is full of amazing design projects, an exciting personal project and the thing I am most excited for, my first holiday of the year!

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How I Plan My Blog Posts with Asana

One of my favourite tools to use in my creative business is Asana, a project management tool which I use for client projects, day to day tasks and even personal to dos. Although I use it across most areas of my business, today I’d like to focus on how I use Asana to manage my content calendar for blog posts.

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How to Increase Newsletter Sign Ups from Your Website

It is now widely known that having a mailing list is the best way to gather your followers in one place and make sure you can keep hold of their details even if other platforms shut down. It is a great way to keep in touch with readers, send offers, advertise services and provide exclusive information targeted towards people who are specifically interested in your business.

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My August Gatto Goals

I’m back again with my second monthly goals post and I have some really exciting aims for August which I think will really help my business and also my life in general! August is the month which will see a few really exciting brand and website launches which I have been working on for a while and also I’m working on some amazing projects which I’m really looking forward to. I’m hoping that August will be an amazing month for me!

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How to Create A Brand Mood Board

Creating your brand is the first step when it comes to creating a recognisable and sustainable business. Your brand image can define your client base, your work load and the message you portray so it is important to get it right as soon as you can. A large part of your branding is the image side of things, your logo, colour palette and design elements and these things can be tricky to come up with.

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How to Beef Up Your Blog Posts

Blogging for your business can be a great way to build a community, offer knowledge and share exclusive insights to what you do every day. But how can you make the most of your posts? Your content can be the most amazing but you can add even more value by “beefing them up”.

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