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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.

We have a curated section with some of our reader's favorites in this carousel below! Scroll a bit more to see all of our posts, and the latest episode of the podcast that Sara co-hosts, 2 Ticas in Design.

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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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Freebie Friday 2021 Compilation

During the last quarter of 2021 we collaborated with some awesome fellow business owners in our network to bring to our email list a new Freebie every Friday. These freebies are focused on small businesses and online entrepreneurs, and help in a range of areas from mindset to web design, Pinterest, marketing strategies, and more!…

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Planning and Brainstorming 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. I’ve got a few prompts to help your brain going: How do you feel about your business / career overall during 2021? How do you want to feel about it during 2022? What changes do…

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Guide 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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Organize Yourself 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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Run Your Business During the Holidays

I love the Holiday season! Having no kids that will be on Winter break, having no set plans for traveling, and being used to being at home, because I work from home, you might think Holiday season isn’t that different than a usual week for me. But it is! The atmosphere is completely different: we…

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Why You Need a WordPress Website

Do you wonder if you really need a website? Well, I have news for you: I’m a guest on the latest Rich in Differences episode! If you want to learn more about why websites are still important, and how to determine if WordPress is for you, you will want to listen to this episode. Visit…

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RSS Latest 2 Ticas in Design Episode

  • Episode 18 – Creative Process
    Pam and Sara are in the same room today! And they talk about creative processes, and how important it is to get to know yourself to figure them out. ***** Pam's recommendation: Artist Julia Buckwalter on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reddirtpainter/ ***** Find us online: https://anchor.fm/2ticasindesign https://instagram.com/2ticasindesign