Stephanie Brinley

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Throw Back Thursday: “The Hobbit” Book Cover

By Stephanie Brinley / July 30, 2020
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I was delighted by my redesign of the book cover for “The Hobbit.”

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Wear Your Mask the Right Way

By Stephanie Brinley / May 17, 2020
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I got so tired of watching people wear masks wrong that I decided I needed to make a meme.

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Painting with CMYK

By Stephanie Brinley / December 30, 2019
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What happens when you paint with CMYK instead of the traditional primary colors?

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2 Free Web Badges for Veteran Owned Businesses

By Stephanie Brinley / June 29, 2016
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I design free web badges for veteran owned businesses after I needed one for a client.

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WordCamp US 2015

By Stephanie Brinley / December 6, 2015
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This weekend was the inaugural WordCamp US. I was privileged to not only attend, but to actually be a speaker. What an amazing experience! It was two days of non-stop talks about development, design, business, and the impact using WordPress has made in variety of ways. I met lots of internet friends in real life for the first…

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What a year!

By Stephanie Brinley / November 17, 2015
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This has been an incredible year! Since May I have spoken at WordCamp Miami, WordCamp Tampa, and WordCamp Orlando. I am part of the organizing team for the first ever WordCamp Jacksonville coming in April 2016. And I will be speaking at WordCamp US in just a couple weeks! Thanks everyone that has supported and…

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Why I Use Style Tiles

By Stephanie Brinley / September 29, 2015
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You may have heard of style tiles before. Samantha Warren introduced them at SXSW in 2012 and then wrote about them for A List Apart. Creative Bloq has written about them. They even have their own website. Style tiles bring together fonts, colors and major design elements to give a structured, visual impression of design ideas. Think…

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Jonathan and Stephanie at WordCamp Miami

Married Couples Speaking at WordCamp

By Stephanie Brinley / June 2, 2015
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When Jonathan and I were both selected to speak at WordCamp Miami, we were asked if we were the first married couple to speak at a WordCamp. I tried to confirm or deny it ahead of time, but didn’t have any luck. So, relying on the power of the internet I posted the claim on…

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Throwback Thursday

By Stephanie Brinley / March 19, 2015
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How appropriate that this old presentation should be dug up on a Thursday. When I worked for Ball State’s Department of Physiology and Health Science as the Multimedia Specialist, one of my jobs was to give a presentation each semester to the digital media class. As health science graduates, they will find themselves working in low-resource…

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Passwords Are Overwhelming

By Stephanie Brinley / February 11, 2015
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If you’re human, you probably became overwhelmed with password security a long time ago. I know I have! You know the rules: Unique password for every account Include letter, numbers, uppercase, lowercase, and characters Make sure it doesn’t use any memorable words, numbers, life events, etc. Don’t write them down THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE! I’ve broken…

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The Legend of the Fruitcake

By Stephanie Brinley / December 24, 2014
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Winged messengers soared through the skies, shouting the news: “The Messiah is born in Bethlehem!” Word spread across the globe, from flock to flock. Convening their councils, the birds commissioned delegates, dispatched them with songs of praise and gifts of fruit and berries. From all over the world representatives came and paid tribute to the…

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Using Pinterest to Research a Target Audience

By Stephanie Brinley / January 24, 2013
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I have a friend that just became an officially licensed Crossfit affiliate. He launched a website and now we’re working to make it the best it can be. One of the things I always need to do is learn about the target audience and find out what they’re looking for, their visual interests, etc. All…

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