A lovely Easter vacation

My Easter vacation was relaxing and well-used. I met with three professionals for quick networking conversations and was crazy grateful for the encouraging words and job search hints. I had three (PAID) photo sessions, took a variety of other photos of family and friends (over 1600 photos this weekend!!), and got to spend an abnormally…

Communication : On Body Language

Being self-aware of body language is crucial in business. Good body language can strengthen your verbal argument, while inconsistent body language that doesn’t match what you are trying to say will distract and weaken what you are trying to say. As you can see in the video above at 55 minutes in, two important strategies…

Thoughts on Planograms @American_Eagle

  Figure 1. Frames in dressing room at American Eagle, Overland Park. I’m sure there was a planogram for how these photos should have laid out in the store, and I doubt that the way they are was correct.  Figure 2. My version, which helps the images flow together instead of working against each other. A quick…

Recognizing Stock Photography at HyVee

One side effect of working in marketing that I did not expect? Recognizing stock photography.  Figure 1. A page of a brochure I edited in both English and Spanish. The woman was edited to cover up another person, so I’m not sure if the stock photo is the exact same or if it’s just the…