Friday, May 18, 2012

A REALLY long time

Okay now it's REALLY been a long time!

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted. There's a lot to tell - we had ANOTHER addition to the Graphix Chix girls - A Miss Harper Mei, the sunshine of my life - arrived on Jan. 26, 2012.

I returned to GC after maternity leave to help my lovely partner complete the following sites through Wordpress, our new favorite Content Management System:

And my first Drupal site is complete and up at:

Check them out and let me know what you think!

Until next time,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's been a while...

I know, but things have been busy, I promise!

Graphix Chix has updated our fee schedule to include our new service: A CMS system so clients now have the ability to update their own websites. This capability is currently still in the testing process - but clients who are interested are encouraged to sign up and give us feedback!

If you wish to upgrade your account to this new service, just contact us.

We would like to point out as well that we offer REDUCED rates to 501c3 companies.

We have joined forces (also) with a local, upstart grant writing company called The Cronrath Group. For more information about their services, visit Guess who designed their logo?!

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll update a little more frequently :)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy New-ish Year!

Well, we're a little late on the posting - but we still want to extend our best wishes to everyone for a bright and happy New Year!

We are still rolling on the following projects and have made some updates (if you're keeping track):

And I would like to promote our site of the month (I think I said week last time, but we're not going to manage blog posts that frequently, it seems):

which I am especially proud of since I had to learn how to do a three-tier CSS drop down menu. PHEW that's a mouthful.

I revisited Drupal the other day when I updated the Petticoat site - and had the fun task of actually updating Drupal itself on my server. It was a scary few minutes...



But everything went swimmingly. Thank goodness.

Only one other announcement, and that is, in addition to our redesigned website, we have also changed our email. We can now be reached at

Again - best wishes to everyone and watch for our next post!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Check Us Out!

We've updated, no, REDESIGNED our entire website with a whole new look! Check us out at We hope you like the new site.

Our current projects still include the following: - my first Drupal site!

and one new addition:

Our showcase project this week is:
which was my first site done entirely in css!

I also upgraded to CS5 on my work computer, making sure to keep Illustrator and InDesign CS4 and CS3 still installed, just in case I have to down-save files to send them out. I'm not sure how I like InDesign CS5 and I HATE the new Dreamweaver. I've gone completely back to CS4 on that one.

I did the mobileme calendar upgrade as well - which was a bit scary because I lost all my local calendars!! But after a few moments and some tinkering around, I figured out how to add them back by adding an account to my iCal preferences. I have unchecked the mobileme sync as it no longer seems to be needed.

Thanks for looking. We'll be posting our Holiday schedule soon. Until then, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday season!


Monday, October 25, 2010


Okay, so I know this isn't the first post - but I somehow liked the idea of introducing Abbigale first. Babies are a good icebreaker, right?

Graphix Chix, established 2005, is a freelance design firm based in Jacksonville, FL, made up of me and my buddy Christina (and now baby Abbi!). We do websites, print design, typesetting, and other various graphic-design related odd jobs as they come up. We generally work with individuals and small businesses.

You can learn more by visiting us at:, were we keep a small portfolio, our resumes, and testimonials. We do keep our rates on there, but they are definitely negotiable. And yes, we do give free consultations - so don't hesitate to contact us!

Any updates, current projects we are working on, my frustrations with Adobe Creative Suite software (it's a love/hate relationship, same with my Macintosh), and frequently asked questions from clients can be found here (hopefully). We'll see where it all goes. Maybe I'll even get a follower or two.

Right now, we are working on three websites, and a logo for a church. Two of the websites are in progress at:

Not much to look at right now, but I am waiting on content from the clients. I am currently teaching myself PHP and Drupal - and let's just say I thought I knew web design until I started using Drupal. Once you get the hang of it, it starts to come together, but at first I thought I was going to pull all my hair out. The Petticoat site is done entirely in Drupal. (I am not bad mouthing Drupal here guys, I love it. It's great if you need a CMS website for a client and don't want to set up all the back-end stuff yourself. It's just I came into it with zero knowledge of how it worked. I've definitely had to do a lot of reading. But the site is very user friendly.)

As for software, I am Macintosh based (obviously, since I already mentioned that) and I just upgraded one of my computers to Adobe CS5. I REALLY LIKED CS4, so I'm not rushing the upgrade, and I've found that keeping the last generation of Adobe Software on my computer is a must - even though it takes up a lot of space, you never know when you're going to work with someone who is a version or two behind you. I've learned the hard way to keep that extra version around. I also use FireFTP and Dropbox for file sharing and web site management - and would definitely recommend those programs as well.

If I were to leave you with a last bit of wisdom for today, with this first post, it's that the more I learn about web design (I was a print designer to begin with) the less I realize I actually know. :P

I guess that's it for now... thanks for looking!
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A new Graphix Chick!

Graphix Chix would like to welcome their newest chick - Abbigale! She entered the world on 10/04/10.

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