Carol of the Bells

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Carol of the Bells – Mobile Style!

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How to Clean Your Keurig

December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dighton Design, A Boston area Graphic Designer, teaches how to Clean a Keurig with VinegarTo create and design requires coffee…well, for me anyway.  I love my Keurig and want to keep it around a while. I learned how to clean it properly and thought you’d like to know, too.

How to Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker

This is an explanation of the cleaning process of the Keurig Coffee K-cup Brewing Machine, to help preserve the life of your Keurig machine. This is how to clean it properly:

  1. Fill the water reservoir tank with white distilled vinegar.
  2. Turn the coffee maker on.
  3. Run the brewing process without any K Cups in the coffee maker.
  4. Run it until the water goes down and the blue light starts flashing to indicate low water.
  5. Don’t add any more vinegar.
  6. Let the vinegar residue sit in the coffee maker for 4 hours.
  7. After the 4th hour, rinse out the water reservoir completely.
  8. Fill the water reservoir with clean water.
  9. Run the brewing process without any K Cups twice through the machine.
  10. Fill the water reservoir again with clean water.
  11. You are ready to brew your delicious coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

If your water is “hard” you need to clean your machine probably once a month. It can’t hurt the machine, but only help it. If you take care of your Keurig Coffee maker, and clean it properly & regularly, it should last you a very long time.

This Boston area graphic designer says, “Keep that coffee flowing!”

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Thank you to a Yahoo contributor for sharing the steps needed to keep our Keurigs clean. Read the full article on How to Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker here: voices.yahoo.co

Another Holiday Program Design

November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fran Linden, Graphic Designer Serving Businesses from Boston to Providence with Print Design and Web Design

As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I  LOVE what I do.  Creating the annual Holiday Program for the Edgewood Church of Christ is so much fun. They put on a great show…FREE…to the community that surrounds Mansfield, MA. Do you have an event to promote and need a good designer? Maybe I can help.  I would love to work with you to create your event material!

Designing for a Holiday Event

Edgewood Church of Christ's Annual Celebration of Jesus Event

Need a Printable PDF of this Event?

Download this printable pdf of the Celebration of Jesus 2012

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Need a designer, then give Fran Linden a call: 508-967-7264 or email her fran@dightondesign.com

A Portfolio Book

October 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fran Linden, Graphic Designer Serving Businesses from Boston to Providence with Print Design and Web Design

As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I  LOVE what I do.  Do you have a portfolio of your work or products that you’d like to display or give away? Show off your work by arranging it into a book. See here a book design I did for Wellen Construction, a Boston area builder.  Hire me to arrange what you need for an impressive book of your work.  I would love to work with you to create your first book or your next book!

A Book Design for Wellen Construction

Portfolio Book Design by Dighton Design

 

Got an iPad? I designed this eBook for a Massachusetts builder that builds dream homes, download the eBook for FREE!!
Download This Free eBook for Your iPad

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Download Fran’s Resume, then give her a call: 508-967-7264 or email her fran@dightondesign.com

Need Good Photos for Pinterest?

September 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fran Linden, Graphic Designer Serving Businesses from Boston to Providence with Print Design and Web Design

Harness the Power of Pinterest for Your Business

Hire me for the day to come and take photos of your product or business so you can encourage use of them on Pinterest. Included in this day of photography are the original photos saved on a jump drive for you to keep.

Here are some creative photos that could be taken of your business:

  1. Pictures of the exterior and or interior shots of your office, building or store.
  2. Pictures of the things around your office, building or store.
  3. Pictures of the things you make or sell.
  4. Pictures of happy customers or handwritten notes of thanks from your happy customers.
  5. Pictures of your staff serving customers or simply smiling at the camera.
  6. Pictures of events your business has participated in.
  7. Pictures of your logo or business signage.

We can come up with some creative ideas of ways that people will love to share on Pinterest! Use the social media power of Pinterest and get others to share your creative photos; promoting your business. Schedule our time today!

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Download Fran’s Resume, then give her a call: 508-967-7264 or email her fran@dightondesign.com

Hire a Designer with Mad Skills

September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fran Linden, Graphic Designer Serving Businesses from Boston to Providence with Print Design and Web Design

As a freelance Print / Web Designer, I  LOVE what I do.  Do you need a designer that understand the graphic needs of your business? I would love to work with you to create the print designs or web designs your business needs. I am local, kind, and I offer great design solutions. I bring some mad skills to the table, too:

The 10  MAD SKILLS of FRAN

  1. Fran Loves Designing

    (not just earning a paycheck)

  2. Fran Has Excellent Technical Skills

    (Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – for print or web)

  3. Fran Can Focus

    (stay on task, obsess over projects, doesn’t accept obstacles)

  4. Fran Can Learn

    (graduated from RISD, excellent at self-study)

  5. Fran Is Kind

    (with recommendations and evidenced by the fact that no one hires her only once)

  6. Fran Welcomes Critique

    (anything to make the project better)

  7. Fran Delivers

    (her aim is to produce a project to completion … on time)

  8. Fran is Local

    (between Boston and Providence)

  9. Fran Has a Studio

    (iMac Desktop, MacBook Pro Laptop, Wacom Tablet, Canon EOS, Xerox Printer)

  10. Fran Can Sing

    (well, keeps the studio humming anyway!)

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Download Fran’s Resume, then give her a call: 508-967-7264 or email her fran@dightondesign.com

When You Are Good, You’re Good!!

August 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

A Boston Area Web Design Company is Busy Designing Websites

Website designs can take different formats. Some companies are ready for a full launch and a quick turn-around. Some are overwhelmed by the thought of gathering materials and keeping the site updated. There are simple design solutions if your company desires to keep it simple. A Good designer can plan and strategize with you to create the website that best meets your needs. Dighton Design has designed Full Websites, Landing Pages and Coming Soon Pages. The benefits to starting off with a simple Landing Page is that it gives your business an online presence with some information that you do not have to manage. This allows time to gather the elements you need when you are ready for the full site. A Coming Soon Page allows for a teaser and time. Here are some examples of  Coming Soon Page Designs, Landing Page Designs and Full Website Designs.

Coming Soon Page: Coming Soon Page Design for a Talented Dancer

What is Wariah? At Dighton Design, we designed the website for Wariah but she is not prepared for the launch date … so here is the design for the “Coming Soon” page until it is ready for the live launch.

Landing Page Design: Landing Page Design for a Busy Boston Pop Rock Band

Boston’s very own pop rock band, Love Via Dance Machine’s landing page design that includes social media feeds! Cool design with simple layout and clever media feeds and links allows for them to keep it current.

Landing Page Design: Landing Page Design for a Medical Practice

A medical practice in Fall River, Southeast Rehabilitation Associates, PC, is in the designing phase of their website. In the meantime, they have a landing page design that includes their two office locations, their phone numbers and a little information on what their practice does! Clean design with simple layout and map links allows for them to have a web presence without waiting for the full launch.

Full Website Design: Website Redesign for a Mansfield Church

Done with the design phase of  Edgewood Church of Christ’s website … now we are in the development phase! It will soon look like Edgewood, and no more stock photography people!!

Full Website Design: Website Redesign for SuperCoups Franchise

Done with the design and development phase of  SuperCoup’s website re-design … now we are developing the site further. Look for future updates! We are Super thrilled with the results.

Full Website Design: Boston Area Company Gets a Website Redesign

Nova Restoration’s website design is in the development stage; now live. The redesign of their template-looking site is coming along and looking sharp and current.  We even designed their twitter page for them and their youtube page and set up their wordpress blog. Whew! We are that good!!

-Fran Linden, Creative Director at Dighton Design

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Dighton Design is a Boston to Providence area graphic designer that creates designs for print and web needs.

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