My Word & Intentions for 2019

Welcome back to the Gatto blog and my first post of 2019, hopefully of many! Or at least more than last year but it shouldn’t be difficult to beat a grand total of 6. I want to start off 2019 with a bang by talking about how I plan on setting goals for myself this year and what this means for me, my business and my life.

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How I Made Five Figures In A Month (And Why You Should Ignore Me)

A bit of a personal post from me today and one which I’ve been flipping between writing or keeping locked up inside and that is because it is to do with the taboo subject of money.

A quick disclaimer: I’m happy to talk about money but I know it’s a tricky subject for some people. Feel free to click away from this post if it makes you uncomfortable.

Money is something which I am constantly trying to talk about more with friends and family and also publicly on my podcast. No, it’s not because I’m a nosy beggar (I promise), it’s because it is something which is becoming more and more important in this landscape of small business, freelancers and multi-hyphenated career paths.

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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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