Maxmedia Creates Blog

Orlando Gift Guide 2018

We hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and survived the shopping weekend, but it isn’t over yet. Struggling to think of gifts for friends, family, or the lucky recipient of your Secret Santa? I’ve put together a list of amazing gifts from local businesses you’ll feel...

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Pumpkin Pie Origins

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is one dish that can always be found at the feasting table: pie. Pies are versatile and date back to the Ancient Egyptians. But they weren’t always just sweet treats. The earliest roots of pie have been traced back to...

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Social Media During Election Season

The election is over. Can we have social media back, please?  As we all knew and expected, this mid-term election was another one that took over our lives. Robocalls, extreme distribution across every digital aspect of our lives. We couldn't even share our...

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Introducing Our Video Guru

We recently did a great interview with the newest member of our team, Ada DeBusk, who has given us some insight into her industry and what role Video plays at Maxmedia. So, what do you do at Maxmedia? I produce video content for Maxmedia.  Tell us a little about your...

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Orlando’s Top 5 Networking Hotspots

    In an ever-evolving business world there’s one constant out there…..NETWORKING.   My role here at Maxmedia Creates is business development. While some people develop leads and business through email and phone calls, I tend to develop relationships via networking...

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Cricut Crafting DOs and DON’Ts

    After a long day at the office, everyone needs a way to decompress. However, instead of plopping down and binge watching my favorite show, I like to do something a little more hands on. Marti has his watches, Casandra has her knitting, and I have my crafting.  ...

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Key West Culinary Adventure

Over the Labor Day Weekend holiday, I had the pleasure of heading down to Key West aka “The Conch Republic”, a destination I used to frequent with my family multiple times a year. We enjoyed the diving, fishing, and most importantly, the food! On this trip, I made a...

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How to Overcome Creative Blocks

The ultimate nightmare of creatives, creative blocks can get the best of us and can be a frustrating affair. Unfortunately in our industry, these blocks can come at the worst of times. In a world of looming deadlines and demanding clients, we must overcome these...

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The Best Flags and The Worst Flags

For thousands of years, flags have been used for military purposes on land and sea, and have evolved to represent royal houses, countries, government, businesses, sports teams, political parties, cities, states, and more. Designing an effective flag follows the same...

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Who Said Dads Aren’t Stylish?

One of the biggest fashion trends in recent history has been the infamous “ Dad Shoes.” High end designers have been going out of their way to create oversized, bulky, arguably ugly footwear. PHOTO SOURCE FROM ASIA.BE.COMThe look has been adopted by multiple titans of...

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Maxmedia 3 Year Anniversary!

Well the big day is coming up! What day is that you ask? It’s the three year anniversary of the birth of Maxmedia Digital Network which is now known as Maxmedia Creates. This anniversary is very special to me as 8 out of 10 start-up businesses fail within the first 18...

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Some of My Favorite Albums

I love music! Who doesn't? I listen to music all day long and it totally inspires my creative process. We all have our favorite albums, tracks, and bands. So here is a list of my favorite album covers (well just all around good records). There are so many more that I...

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Caption Your Content – Now

A clear reason for adding closed captioning to your videos is for hearing-impaired viewers. Hearing loss is more prevalent than cancer or diabetes, accounting for 48 million Americans according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. However, offering closed...

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Dear Nature, I Need Advice

Long before graphic design, color theory, and mathematical perspective, nature has been creating the ideal aesthetic forms. Throughout our creative endeavors as designers and artists, we strive to conceive of something as perfect as what grows on our planet without...

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Optimize Images on your WordPress Website

Web page load speeds are one of the most important factors in whether someone will stick around your website or not. Most users tend to leave a website that hasn't loaded within 3 seconds. One of the biggest causes for extended loading times on a page is image file...

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Traveling as a Designer

    I am a graphic designer currently sitting at my desk still jet lagged and nose runny because some child coughed on the plane ride home from Madrid to New York.   Rather than working, I spent the last week traveling throughout Andalusia, Spain. The plane touched...

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Keeping Calligraphy Alive

Calligraphy. Derived from the greek terms “kallos” (beauty) and “graphein” (to write), is the art of beautiful handwriting, traditionally with a brush or dip pen with a nib and ink. Its origins date back to the stylized hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt. The visually...

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ISA Sign Expo 2018 Recap

The ISA Sign Expo just wrapped up its 2018 show right here in Orlando, FL this past weekend. We had the opportunity to attend this amazing event to see some of the amazing innovations coming to the various signage industries. One of our cornerstones for delivering...

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How to Advertise for the World Cup

As an avid fan and follower, I have loved seeing the growth of American soccer in the last 10 years. This might be attributed to the influx of multicultural sports fans or maybe simply because it is the world’s game. Every year, more Americans become supporters of the...

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Top 10 New Yorker Covers

As an artist and graphic designer, The New Yorker is a constant source of inspiration with its cutting edge design. As we create brands here at Maxmedia, we start with captivating logos and like the New Yorker, we strive to dazzle. These are my top ten picks...

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Top 5 Super Bowl Ads

Last week, Super Bowl 52 was the highlight of everyone’s Sunday night. For me, it was the advertisements that came with it. I’ve handpicked a few of my favorites. Tide Despite the viral mishaps that Tide has had to deal with this past year, they brought their A-game...

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How to Create Great Logos

At Maxmedia Creates, I take on a lot of different roles, from graphic designer to videographer and photographer. But no matter the project before me, I am at the heart of every brand that we cultivate here. So it is no surprise that my favorite thing to...

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2018 Design Predictions

Design trends come and go, others stick around. In 2017, we saw negative space being used in innovative and creative ways, bold colors, and hand-crafted illustrations. We don't know what 2018 has in store for creative agencies in Orlando, but we do have...

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Top 10 Design Trends of 2017

The design world is always evolving; fads come and go, technology continues to advance, and color pallets change with each season. As we enter this new year, let’s take a look at the top 10 design trends of 2017. Bold Color Combinations Before the start of 2017, we...

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