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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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How To Set Up Your Website's Preview

First impressions often come through social media. What impression does your website transmit when you share your URL on social media platforms? What impression do you want it to provoke? Whatever it is, you want to make sure its presence is professional and aligned to your brand. This is how mine looks like right now when…

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5 Website Must-Haves: Blogger's Kit

This article is a follow up to 5 Website Must-Haves: Starter Kit. If you have read the article, and followed the must-haves, then you are prepared to take your website to the next level with this blogger’s kit. WordPress has been the go-to platforms for bloggers for years, which is one of the reasons I…

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Hosting 101 for Creatives

A question I get again and again from clients, friends, fellow network-event attendees, and their moms, is “what exactly is hosting”? I mean, it is another one of those words that you hear around a lot, but if you’re new to the whole “having a website” thing, you may have no idea of what it…

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Beyond Lorem Ipsum: My Favorite Text Generators

If you are even slightly familiar with editorial design, publishing, web design, maybe even copywriting, you probably have read Lorem ipsum, the famous ancient text used as a placeholder when the actual content isn’t ready yet, but the document or website has to be designed and set up. It’s been used for decades, and it…

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What Do Graphic Designers Do?

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

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5 Website Must-Haves: Small Business Edition

This article is a follow up to 5 Website Must-Haves: Starter Kit. I’m assuming you have followed my recommendations from the starter kit, and won’t be listing them here even if they’re relevant to your small business. So, you’ve got a WordPress website for your small business? Congratulations! By using WordPress you now have access…

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Textures vs. Patterns – What is what?

Brandboards often bring one or the other, or both. They both have a lot of things in common, and can be applied in very similar ways. Which is why it’s easy to get them confused or not know what exactly makes them different. So, textures vs. patterns, here we go! Both, textures and patterns, are…

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WordPress Plugin Troubleshooting

Today I want to share with you an easy tutorial that could help you get a website error under control, as long as it involves a WordPress plugin. This tutorial is specific for self-hosted WordPress, since I have no experience troubleshooting on other platforms. Has it happened to you that you visit your website, and…

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Determining Brand Needs

Brand is a word that gets often 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”. It’s partly true: your logo, and any graphics you use on your…

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