Creative Thinking Can Propel Us Forward

Yes, you are and can be creative. My mother always said, “I am not creative. I can’t even draw a stick figure…” and each time, it sounded more and more like she had stated a simple fact about herself. However, what I heard…was fear. Fear that showed up as insecurity, anxiety, or unworthiness. Or, perhaps…

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Creative Thinking 3 ways

Back to Basics: 3 Ways to Practice Clever and Creative Thinking If we want to support our customers, family, friends, colleagues, or anyone with any issue – actively listening has and will always help us find the solutions we need to help them. Sometimes, we don’t know. If you don’t have the answer to a…

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shd timeline

One Woman’s Entrepreneurial Journey: An inside look at how Smack Happy came to be. The start of any business is unique. Behind every business is someone who decided to take the leap to start something new. And for Smack Happy, that someone is Nicole Hanusek. She started Smack Happy in 2008, and it’s been a…

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getting inspired

Every so often I experience that one thing that really lights a fire under my ass to get back to the drawing board and just let the creativity flow. Recently, I watched a webinar with a couple of teammates over the weekend about selling art and the “new normal” that’s ahead of us that’s here.…

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happy new year wishes

That’s a wrap for 2019, my friends. But where there’s an end, there’s always a beginning. It was really exciting to sift through our year-end website data and see so much love for some of our most cherished content. We were especially tickled-pink to see how popular our design and non-design related posts were, too.…

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great web developer

[and] What does a great web developer do? An SHD full-stack developer spotlight story and Q&A. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to bear witness to the culmination of the Smack Happy Design (SHD) dream team that I am always honored to play my teensy role in. With our “unique team-first attitude”…

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where to start with social media

Originally posted on January 7th, 2019. Updated November 11th, 2019. Often our clients tell us either one of two things: “I have all this content, but I’m not sure how to share it,” or, “I don’t have social media, but want to start using it and posting about my business. Where do I start?” Watch/listen…

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anything can be beautiful - beautiful websites

Consider this: if your website is beautiful, your website visitors will feel good. As human beings, despite each of our unique qualities, we can agree that beautiful things make us feel good. This raises several questions, starting with: What is beauty? Why do we find things beautiful? Why do beautiful things make us happy? We…

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alexis keenan

Let’s take a moment to talk about one of our matchless content creators, Alexis Keenan. Her video production work is exceptional because she consistently integrates her up-to-date video production technology expertise and on-brand authentic storytelling. Recently we sat down and spoke with Alexis so that we can tell her veritable story.   From pre-production to…

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