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Converting iPhone HEIC Photos to JPG

Newer iPhones take amazing photos that can sometimes be mistaken for professional-grade. High-resolution often carries a few caveats though, the main one being large file sizes. To compensate, Apple began implementing a different file storage protocol called High-Efficiency Image Format or HEIC. You might notice the .heic suffix when you send yourself photos from your…

Open Source vs Paid Platform Website Builders

It’s becoming increasingly popular to use a paid platform content management system (CMS) to build websites. There are all kinds of them out there, from the most popular, Squarespace, to the more generic, GoDaddy Site Builder. It’s never been easier for someone to have a presence online. But choosing the right platform to build your…

Adobe Illustrator: Images Exporting Slightly Blurry

Every once in a while, I notice that my image proofs appear slightly blurry when exporting something for the web from Adobe Illustrator. Imagery and designs look crisp in-program, but after exporting they have the slightest bit of blur. I would notice this when placing proofs in an email client and at first I thought…

Searching for the Best Standup Desk

This whole COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of change on many of us. For me personally, it made me start working from home full-time. At my dayshift, I perform web marketing and design for Wenatchee Valley College (WVC). Working for a big entity comes with all kinds of perks and comforts. One is a dynamic,…

Facebook & Instagram Rejecting POC Ads for Discrimination

I’ve noticed a new and unfortunate trend on a couple of social media platforms. Specifically, Facebook and Instagram. Recently, Facebook’s ad center has started rejecting my ad sets for featuring a POC (person of color) in the graphic. At first, my team and I thought this had to be a mistake. Was the automatic scanner…

Voodoo – Cannabis Conjury

Recently wrapped up a logo/branding package for Voodoo, a new cannabis topical startup based in Washington (I-502). This was a fun creative project that felt easy and natural from the get-go. The design elements tie in a friendly voodoo theme with a Hawaiian twist. The look of the brand was naturally geared toward females, but…

Sweetwood BBQ

We had the honor of attending the soft opening of Sweetwood BBQ last Sunday. Boy was it good! The BBQ flavors are next level and they offer a wide variety of salads and sides too. If you’re in the Wenatchee area, give them a try! You won’t be disappointed. The Food The Menu

WordPress Recent Post Date On New Line

The default widget, “Recent Posts” list for WordPress is nice, but for some reason the date doesn’t skip to the next line by default. Add this to your custom css stylesheet to do so: .post-date { display: block; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-style: italic; }

Mission GranDuro 2016

Calling all mountain bikers and trail runners! The second annual Mission: GranDuro is back again. This time with multiple levels of challenge: Mountain Bikers: Beginner: 12 Miles Sport: 24 Miles Expert: 40 Miles Trail Runners: Sport: 6 Miles Expert: 12 Miles Join us Friday, June 24th at Mission Ridge for another epic event! Visit the…

The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar

Today was a glorious spring morning in the Wenatchee Valley. We decided to check out a new spot for breakfast (new to us anyway), called The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar. If you’re looking for a place that serves up food that is not only delicious, but great for you, look no further. Today we tried out three…
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