5 Must Haves for Designers in Training

So, you want to be a designer? That’s great! Maybe you are currently in school, or perhaps you are looking for a change in your career. Regardless of where you are in your life, there are a number of resources that may be of help in providing an opportunity to let your creativity run wild. From design programs to DSLR cameras, here are five “must-haves”...

The Benefits of Confirmation Emails

We’ve talked about how email marketing can be a tricky thing to master. There’s a science to it, and if you’re new to the field, you may find yourself struggling along the way. But not to worry – we’ve all been there. Email marketing is more than just the copy, design, and timing. In some cases, it’s about the relationship between the customer and the...

4 Helpful Tricks to Improve the Speed of Your Website

We’ve reached a point in technology where anything longer than four seconds is basically unacceptable. Users have a shorter patience threshold because getting information on the internet is so easy these days. If you are experiencing a slower loading speed, here are some things you may want to consider. Optimize your images High-quality images and videos will always be better when it comes to making...

Email Marketing Tips for Beginners

Email is one of the greatest forms of communication for any business. Like any new role, there will always be a set of challenges. Mistakes will happen, and that’s okay. The email marketing landscape is constantly changing, which makes it hard to really know what consumers are looking for in their inbox. We’ve prepared a quick list of the most important things to know before...

15 Ways to Unwind and Unplug

Feeling stressed? Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. Sometimes we just need a break. Spending 8+ hours on your feet or at a computer screen can be exhausting. Whether you’re a cook, an artist, or an avid Netflix binge-watcher, we all have our own little ways to decompress from a long day or week at work. Starting to sound familiar? Us...

6 Things You Need To Know When Beginning Editorial Design

*This post originally appeared on Creative Bloq and is authored by our very own Mike Krupsky and CB’s Ruth Hamilton.  If you’re keen to add another skill to your design portfolio, editorial design could be a great place to start. It can be a daunting task for someone who isn’t used to formatting large amounts of text. The skills you’ll need are different to those of other...

The Importance of Keeping Up with Your Website

Your website should be the face of your company, trigger brand recognition and offer instant credibility. A complete website redesign is recommended every 1-2 years, but a refresh should be done more frequently. Below are ways to update your website without going through a redesign process. Write “thought leader” posts In order to keep your website healthy and updated in-between redesigns, it’s important to do...

5 Reasons Why Your Website’s Traffic is Failing (and what you can do about it)

“If I build it, they will come” ­– isn’t always true, especially for websites. Building a website is only half the battle. Potential customers need a way to find your website. Beyond that, they need to establish enough credibility to be inspired to purchase your product or service. Inbound traffic is more than posting on social media and hoping someone will click back to your...

Our First Month in Stoneham

It’s an exciting time at Full Circle Design. Not only were we awarded the national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise but we moved into our new and improved office. On a very cold December morning, the FCD team gathered over hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches in Melrose to pack up four years of work and memories and...

Full Circle Design Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

We are thrilled to announce that in December, we were awarded the national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Center for Women & Enterprise is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection....