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Cameron and Sara, engineer and designer behind Stargazed Studio

Welcome to our blog! A space where we expand on topics relevant to our business and our clients, dive deep into our resources and work systems, share tutorials, prompts, and parts of our business journey, and recommend you things we love to use ourselves.

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Black Friday Deals for Small Businesses – 2022 Edition

Welcome to our 2022 guide of End of the Year and Black Friday Deals for Small Businesses! We have a pretty good network of awesome business owners that offer resources, services, and other tools that are incredibly useful to other business owners, ranging from support for people just starting their business, to valuable guidance to…

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Comfortably Run Your Business During the Holidays

We love the Holiday season! The atmosphere is completely different: we have cold days, soft Christmas lights, the anticipation of giving and receiving presents to family, thinking of adventures for the coming year, and eating those yummy treats we only get during this season! Believe us, we don’t want to spend those days working on…

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Business Planning for the New Year

Before we disconnect for the end of the year, let’s start thinking about what we want to achieve next year. As business owners, we want to start planning for the new year so we’ve got an idea of how to start the upcoming year, so we have a strategy to move on forward. If you…

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4 Tips to Organize Your Business During the Holidays

We shared in the past a collection of amazing tips from people in our network on how to run your business during the holidays. We love how everyone talked about different things! From setting expectations and starting the holiday shopping early, to using your email autoresponder in smarter ways, to connecting with other people who…

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5 Ways to avoid Black Friday Overwhelm

AKA TIPS + TRICKS FOR CONSCIOUS SPENDING Black Friday comes earlier and earlier each year. And that means it’s more and more emails in our inboxes, and more and more posts about it on social media, for a longer time. We’re surely not the only ones that don’t love this. So we wanted to put…

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Brand Elements: Apps to Quickly Brand Your Instagram

How many times have you tried to brand your Instagram? If you are here, you might be wanting to brand your IG for the first time, or motivated to make a change that suits you better. And why wouldn’t you? Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Plust, it is lovely to…

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What Do Graphic Designers Do?

Looking for a designer? Check out our Portfolio. When people ask us what I do, they often follow up with the questions “What do graphic designers do?” Some of you might think it’s a silly question, but honestly, I was at that point some time as well, so, let’s talk about it. My Story Sara…

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Determining Brand Needs

The word brand gets thrown around a a lot: brand your business, brand yourself, consistent branding, etc. But when it comes to the design-side of things, “brand” is often used as an equivalent to “logo”, or “logo, and additional graphics”. However, that´s only a part of it. Your logo, and any graphics you use on…

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10 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Business

I wish I could go back in time five years and teach myself a couple of tips about running a business. Along with the excitement and growth that I had every year, I also learned many things… and often the hard way. I don’t want you to wait five years to learn what I have….

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