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what if i have a cute idea for a design that i would like to see you create?

we love new ideas, and we would love for you to share them with us!  you can send an email with your idea to lauren@laurenmckinsey.com.

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do you take custom orders?

during the first few years of our business, i took on many custom orders and loved them.  however, we have transitioned from custom work to being dedicated to filling a website with designs that we hope you will love.  many years of custom work means that i have many designs that will soon be available for purchase.

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what type of computer do you use for designing?

when i first started designing, i designed on an imac.  it was a beautiful computer, and i truly believed that it made me a better designer.  after a few years and too many hours wasted on watching the “wheel of death,” we made the decision to transition back to less expensive and more powerful windows pc allowing my husband and me to work from the same network.  (it runs exactly the same adobe software that we use.)  my computer isn’t as “pretty,” but it’s fast and gets the job done!

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what tutorials do you recommend if i want to learn digital design?

i taught myself digital design by trial and error.  however, my husband, the tutorial lover in our marriage, utilized lynda.com for all his training.  lynda.com has incredible tutorials on graphic design, photography, photo editing, website design and so much more.  my advice for someone starting out.  watch the videos.  learn from the professionals.  i am now taking the time to go back and train myself further utilizing lynda.com.

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do you have a degree in graphic design?

i do not.  i am completely self-taught.

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