GREAT Tips and Notes

Tips for clients (like how to make the most of your project and what to do after launch), personal notes on design, and occasional randomness

Proust by Pinterest

This post is definitely not the norm for types of posts here on The GREAT blog. But, after reading my sister-in-law's version of the Proust Questionnaire, I (Sarah) am feeling the need to have a little fun and do my own. So enjoy! But if you came here looking for...

The Best Customer Service in the WordPress World

We use WP Engine for web hosting and recommend it to all our clients. And once we set up hosting for a site, we head over to WPMU dev to find the WordPress Plugins and themes to build the site with. Its taken us YEARS of experience (and experimenting!) with other web...

FREE Desktop Wallpaper Calendar – August 2012

I don't know how it happened. But July came and and went already and today is August 1st, which means a free new wallpaper is ready for you and your desktop! Courtesy once again from Ryan Weeger Photography and us here at Great 8 Creative. This time the image comes...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: July 2012

Happy July, everyone! Ryan Weeger Photography and GREAT 8 CREATIVE have teamed up again to bring you something free and fun for this great month of July: A FREE wallpaper calendar for your desktop, laptop or phone! The photo was taken last week in Ballard, WA by Ryan...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2012

Happy June, everyone! My husband Ryan and I decided to bring our creativity together for a quick and fun little side project: A FREE wallpaper calendar for your desktop, laptop or phone! The photo was taken last week in Seattle, WA by Ryan Weeger Photography. Designed...

Neil Gaiman Speech

Sci-fi/fantasy author Neil Gaiman gave a powerfully inspirational commencement speech at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia this year that all freelancers and creatives should watch.

Moving up to the PNW

Dear clients, contacts and friends of GREAT 8 CREATIVE, After a few months of discussion, my husband Ryan and I have decided to move from our hometowns here in Orange County up to Seattle, Washington for our next big adventure together. We will have everything packed...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our GREAT clients, friends, and family. We wanted to spread the love with the design above. Feel free to save it to your desktop, send it to someone you love, or to a friend... whomever it makes you think of. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Career Day All-Stars!

Thank you to all of the students and staff at Carrillo for having me at Career Day! You guys were AWESOME!!! I hope you learned a lot about graphic and web design. :) You can review my presentation about Graphic Design and Web Design here. If you would like to learn...

What does a website cost?

I came across this short but great little post this morning, over on The Design Cubicle: What Does a Website Cost? Definitely worth the 90 seconds it takes to read. Thanks for the great insight, Brian!! Further Reading Check out the Process of Building a Custom...

Updating Your WordPress Website

Today, WordPress released Version 3.2. And we came across a GREAT blog post this morning about updating your website with this newest version of WordPress - a topic that raises many questions from our WordPress-using clients each time an update is released. "Should I...