10 Tips for Aspiring Designers
Feb
11
8:00 pm20:00

10 Tips for Aspiring Designers

Jamie from Spruce Rd. is joining me for this week's Ellechat! 

We're going to be sharing our top 10 tips for those who are getting their start in the design field. Whether you're a student, self-taught designer, or seasoned freelancer, you'll be able to take away some great tips and insights. Join us!

Ellechat
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

DEAR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR,

You have a brilliant idea for a product or service. You spent countless hours perfecting it, put it up for sale in a flurry of excitement... and no one's buying. Or at least not as many people as you'd hoped.

While there are tons of helpful resources geared toward creating products and services, there’s little information out there geared toward effectively marketing them so they sell well. 

Until now. Join me in this livestream to learn how a visual marketing campaign can take your sales from "blah" to booming.

Ellechat
Jan
21
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

Are you overwhelmed with taking professional photos for your business? 

Don't fret! I'm bringing in special guest and photographer, Chaitra from PinkPot, to walk us through the basics of taking high quality images. We'll discuss photography gear, simple tips, the advantages of using a DSLR, and the exposure triangle. Join us!

Ellechat
Jan
14
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

1.5 billion individual units of content are out in the cyber world right now, 2 million videos are being uploaded each day, along with 140 million new daily tweets.

Knowing this, business owners should be doing everything possible to grab consumers’ attention with the content they share online.

Special guest Jilly Badanes, ViralTag's Marketing Director, is joining me in this Ellechat to discuss how visuals can enhance your business's presence on social media. Join us!

Ellechat
Jan
8
12:00 pm12:00

Ellechat

Dear overwhelmed entrepreneur,

The beginning of the year always feels like a fresh slate. But with so many ideas for 2016, how do you reign in your focus, set goals, and put action steps in place for accomplishing them? I'm excited to have goal-setting expert Natalie MacNeil from She Takes on the World join me for this ellechat on helping you gear up for 2016!

Ellechat
Dec
17
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

A live, weekly chat for creative entrepreneurs centered around specific topics in blogging, business, and design. Click here to register for upcoming ellechats and watch previous recordings!


Productivity Tips & Strategies

Your time is limited. You’re wearing several different hats and juggling many roles, each of which requires precious time out of your day. And chances are, you probably don’t have many hours to spare.

We’re all looking for ways to make the most efficient use of the 24 hours we’ve been given. And that's what this ellechat is for - to discuss tips and strategies for making the most of your time.

Ellechat
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

A live, weekly chat for creative entrepreneurs centered around specific topics in blogging, business, and design. Click here to register for upcoming ellechats and watch previous recordings!


Organizing Content On Your Website

User experience plays a large role in whether or not people enjoy coming to and interacting with your site. So how do you organize the pages and content on your website in a way that makes sense for visitors? Find out in this week's ellechat!

Ellechat
Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

A live, weekly chat for creative entrepreneurs centered around specific topics in blogging, business, and design. Click here to register for upcoming ellechats and watch previous recordings!


Choosing a Color Palette for Your Brand

Color. It seems so simple, but it can have a large impact on the audience your brand attracts. In this week's chat, we'll take a look at color theory, common color associations, and the basics of choosing an appropriate, distinct color palette for your brand.

Ellechat
Nov
12
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

A live, weekly chat for creative entrepreneurs centered around specific topics in blogging, business, and design. Click here to register for upcoming ellechats and watch previous recordings!


Finding Focus When You Have Too Many Good Ideas

With all kinds of information coming at you about business and blogging, it can be hard to sort through it all and narrow your focus. This week's #ellechat is geared toward helping you pare down, set distinct goals, and create actionable steps for achieving them. 

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 5
Nov
2
Nov 8

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 5

Branding Your Website
Attendees will learn how to take their newly designed brand and implement it into their website. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, November 2nd. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 4
Oct
26
Nov 1

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 4

Creating Cohesive Collateral Items
Attendees will learn how to take their newly designed brand and create collateral items like business cards, media/pricing guides, email signatures, etc. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, October 26th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 3
Oct
19
Oct 25

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 3

Developing Brand Elements
Attendees will learn how to create a color palette, choose fonts, and build a brand identity around their inspiration board and logo. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, October 19th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

Ellechat
Oct
15
8:00 pm20:00

Ellechat

A live, weekly chat for creative entrepreneurs centered around specific topics in blogging, business, and design. Click here to register for upcoming ellechats and watch previous recordings!


Boosting Your Blog Traffic
Thursday, October 15th from 8-9pm

Are you striving to increase your blog traffic but you're unsure of where to start? This week's chat will walk you through some proven methods for increasing your readership and address some common mistakes that lead to stagnant blog growth. 

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 2
Oct
12
Oct 18

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 2

Designing a Strong Logo
Attendees will learn the traits of a strong logo. We'll also talk about sketching, creating and refining logo concepts, and creating alternative logos. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, October 12th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 1
Oct
5
Oct 11

Design Your Brand E-Course, Week 1

Mission, Tone, and Visual Direction
Attendees will prep for their brand by narrowing their mission, developing their tone, and gathering visual inspiration. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, October 5th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

#Ellechat
Sep
24
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST

Keeping Up With Your Inbox
Struggling to find a good system for answering emails quickly and reaching inbox 0? Join in this week's #ellechat discussion on keeping up with your inbox!

Hosted by @theelleandco

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 5
Sep
21
Sep 27

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 5

File Saving and Finishing
Attendees will learn the ins and outs of the Adobe Illustrator workspace and tool panels. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, September 21st. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

The Launch of The Collaborative
Sep
15
6:00 am06:00

The Launch of The Collaborative

The Collaborative is a second Elle & Company blog featuring business and blogging experts who offer their best advice, tips, and how-to's to help creative entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.

We're excited to launch this new venture on September 15th and reveal all of the talented people on board! In the meantime, read more about The Collaborative here: http://www.elleandcompanydesign.com/blog/2015/9/3/the-reveal-of-our-big-secret-exciting-project

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 4
Sep
14
Sep 20

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 4

Workspace & Tool Panel Basics
Attendees will learn how to transform, align, and group objects. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, September 14th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

#Ellechat
Sep
10
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Creating an Exciting, Engaging Editorial Calendar
Do you get hung up on creating new and interesting blog content for your readers? All it takes is a little planning and insight from this week's #Ellechat!

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 3
Sep
7
Sep 13

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 3

Working with Color & Type
Attendees will learn how to use type tools and color settings in Adobe Illustrator. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, Septemeber 7th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 2
Aug
31
Sep 6

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 2

Drawing Basics
Attendees will learn the basics of drawing vector images in Adobe Illustrator using the pen tool and image trace feature. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, August 31st. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

#Ellechat
Aug
27
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Productivity Tips & Strategies
Whether you work from home full-time or run your business on the side, time is a precious commodity. In this week's #ellechat, we'll be discussing productivity tips and strategies to help you make the most out of your time and stay on top of your blog and business. 

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 1
Aug
24
Aug 31

Adobe Illustrator E-Course, Week 1

Workspace & Tool Panel Basics
Attendees will learn the ins and outs of the Adobe Illustrator workspace and tool panels. A new video lesson and practice files will be uploaded to the e-course page on Monday, August 24th. 

For those interested in our upcoming Elle & Company e-courses, click here...

#Ellechat
Aug
20
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Improving Your Site's User Experience
Although we may not realize it, there are many tools designers use to create a beneficial user experience for blogs and websites. We'll be discussing them in this week's #ellechat!

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

#Ellechat
Aug
13
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Clever Ways to Monetize Your Blog
When it comes to blog monetization, many people think of sidebar ads and paid sponsorships. But there are many ways to generate an income from your blog, and we'll be discussing them in this week's #ellechat!

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

E-Course Registration Opens
Aug
12
9:00 am09:00

E-Course Registration Opens

Registration for both the Adobe Illustrator e-course and Design Your Brand e-course will only be open for 12 hours! This is the last time these courses will be offered in 2015, so be sure to grab your seat.

For dates and details about each course, visit this blog post.

#Ellechat
Aug
6
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Creating a Cohesive Brand
First impressions are huge, especially for creative businesses. Is your brand giving potential customers and clients the right impression? In this week's #ellechat, we'll focus on tips and insights to help you create a professional, cohesive brand. 

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

#Ellechat
Jul
30
8:00 pm20:00

#Ellechat

Join us for our weekly Twitter chat every Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm EST!

Creating Catchy Headlines
This week we're focusing on creating catchy headlines for your blog and newsletters. Share what you've found helpful in naming posts and walk away with a long list of great post title ideas. 

Hosted by @laurenelizhook

New E-Course Dates Announced
Jul
28
6:00 am06:00

New E-Course Dates Announced

We're excited to announce new e-course dates, not only for our third round of the Adobe Illustrator course but also for our latest Design Your Brand e-course. We'll give dates, times, pricing details and registration dates. Stay tuned!