Create animated videos with GoAnimate

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As a budding small business owner and technophile, I’m constantly in search of digital tools that allows me to build and grow a successful virtual business.  I stumbled upon GoAnimate a few months ago and I highly recommend it for any aspiring content creator looking to promote an array of entertaining, animated videos for your business or school project.

I decided to test it out by producing “Engage” to promote my budding new strategic communications firm, Bahafis Creative.  Designed using a call-in show format, “Engage” is hosted by Babs (my virtual self) and will offer brief tutorials about the plethora of tools content strategist, creators and curators can use to produce engaging online experiences.  Let me know what you think and check out GoAnimate!

It’s the new crack, but it’s NOT wack

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Paying a tongue-in-cheek homage to this week’s launch of yet another addictive Apple product that will undoubtedly sell millions within the first day, I was inspired to create this graphic to display the seemingly fiend like behavior some people have towards Apple products.

Apple iPad Mini meme

How Apple responds to a PR nightmare

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While some would say it’s a wise move, others would say never admit to failure. Keeping in line with the ‘move to the beat of my own drum’ culture Apple has come to be known for, Tim Cook offers an apology for the failed map app that’s triggered an avalanche of complaints.

Read full story on my Storify page.

UPDATE

After reading the comments regarding Tim Cook’s apology letter, I thought to myself,

what would Steve’s critique of Tim’s letter look like if he were still alive?

Friends helping friends succeed

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I met my best college mate, Mel, the first day I moved into our college dorm, which also happened to be my 18th birthday. Fast forward 18 years and we’re still supporting one another. Only now it’s not exam time, it’s get a job time. And what better way to show our support while capitalizing on our talent than to barter our services. In exchange for a revamped resume, I designed the career infographic below. Seems like a fair trade.

melissa-pereira-career-infographic

How do you know when you’re “officially” a consultant?

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When you get paid for your independent work.

I’ve recently been busy acquiring new clients over the last several weeks and wanted to share some of the graphic design and social media projects I’ve been working on.

The first three graphics are logo concepts designed for a budding all natural smoothie company.  Next up are a series of ‘save the date’ concepts developed for an upcoming statewide sickle cell disease awareness workshop in Atlanta I’m coordinating in recognition of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September.  I enjoyed working on both projects and look forward to designing more for new clients.

Facebook and Twitter

In addition, I’m managing a recently launched (literally yesterday) Facebook page and Twitter account for one of my clients – designing both the Facebook cover page and profile images.  Check both pages out, and of course if you’re interested in what you see, make my month and hit the “Like” or “Follow” buttons.

One of the most fulfilling aspects about these projects is that they have a) given me confidence that I can be successful in my second career adventure and b) given me complete creative freedom and it’s paying off.  Well, I guess I’m official now!  It’s certainly been a confidence booster and gives me hope that I actually have skills to pay some bills (LOL).

BTW, if you’re reading this and are interested in partnering with a budding graphic designer/social media enthusiast, contact me. 

~Peace & Positivity


Bahati's original logo concept

Bahati's original logo concept

Bahati's original logo concept


Bahati's original save the date concept

Bahati's original save the date concept

Bahati's original save the date concept

 

Bahati's original save the date concept

Bahati's original save the date concept

Bahati's original save the date concept