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  • Mar 24, 2017

    Free Custom Wallpaper: Put Your Editing Pants On

    It’s time to stomp off the winter blues, and usher in spring! Turn on your favorite editing music (we’re loving Adele, Gregory Alan Isakov, and anything classical), open your windows, and start up your post processing program of choice. There are few things more satisfying than feeling productive. Hang in there — the good mood comes when you’ve checked those sessions off of your workflow calendar. Getting in your spring groove may require some effort, but there are surefire ways to take some motivating steps. Even if your work habits are less than stellar, we want to help you smooth down your process (and have some fun, too!); our design team created this free custom wallpaper just for you. Happy Editing!

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    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP as the Design Production Assistant and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Mar 22, 2017

    Top 10 Reasons to Attend Inspired: A NAPCP Gallery Event

    We’ve heard it all before. “I can’t enter a print competition! I don’t have nearly enough experience. I can’t put myself out there like that!” Let us encourage you: You can, and you should! And did you know the two-day NAPCP Gallery Event also includes a Day of Education? It does, and we want to work with you!

    During our weekly NAPCP team meeting, we were spouting off all of the amazing things that are included and will come from the Inspired Gallery Event, and we want to ensure that you know what the experience will be, so of course our design team had to put it in graphic form for you! This will be such a special couple of days for our extended NAPCP community. (Yes, invite your non-member friends! Non-members, consider this a personal invitation to the event, from our team to you!)

    Today, take that step. Reserve your place on our walls for the Gallery Event, register for what’s sure to be an amazingly productive and uplifting Day of Education, or both!

    Here Are Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend Inspired: A NAPCP Gallery Event

    Note: While we sure would love to meet you, we also want you to know that you do not have to be present at the Gallery Event to enter your work, or win.

    We can’t wait to see you!

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    About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.

  • Mar 20, 2017

    A Home Office for DIY Inspiration

    The busy season is fast approaching, photogs — It’s time to get organized! The first place to start? Here! Today Rya Duncklee, of Rya Duncklee Studios, is sharing her stylish DIY home office to get you motivated to clear and tidy your own work space. Here’s the space before:

    Keep reading for a look at Rya’s new space!

    NAPCP: Do you have any big business plans for 2017?
    Rya Duncklee (RD): Absolutely! I’m currently in the process of a few exciting things I have in the works for 2017, including building a stand-alone studio on our property! I’m still in the planning stages with our architect, but this has been a longtime dream of mine and it is FINALLY coming to fruition! I plan to have a grand opening early fall 2017.

    NAPCP: What is your favorite part of doing business, as a photographer?
    RD: The constant change! I’m never bored with this industry. There is always something new to learn, some new technique, a new trend. I love that a work day is never the same, and that there is always room for growth. I also enjoy meeting new people each week.

    NAPCP: What is your favorite vendor for customized communication for your clients?
    RD: Design Aglow. Their products are functional and blend seamlessly with my brand.

    NAPCP: What are your office essentials?
    RD: My iMac, my RAID external drive, and my day planner! I think having an organized office is an essential even though that isn’t technically a “product”. I find when I sit down at an organized desk at the start of a work day it helps me to stay on task.

    NAPCP: What’s your favorite thing about your office?
    RD: The colors, and the custom shelving. I chose the same colors in my office that I use in my brand. Aqua/mint have always been my favorite colors. I live near the beach and grew up on the water so I find the blues calming and relaxing. And of course white to me is simple and clean, so I tried to keep that throughout the space. The custom shelving in my office is of my design. And the hubby helped me to install it. I took a bookshelf and turned it upside down so that I could utilize the space above my desk, creating more shelving.

    NAPCP: In closing, tell us something we may not know about you!
    RD: That’s a hard one! I’m a master scuba diver. I’ve logged hundreds of dives. Diving is one of my passions. Someday I would love to incorporate my love for photography with diving and take some underwater dive photography classes, and perhaps even teach some.

    About the Contributor: Rya Duncklee is a full-time professional child photographer working in Florida. Rya\'s work is known for it\'s fresh, airy look and her children\'s portraits are often called whimsical. Rya has been published nationally and is a NAPCP award recipient.

  • Mar 15, 2017

    Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Menus

    Whether you’re planning a special St. Patrick’s Day themed breakfast for your kids or you’re making an Irish feast for your family, our free printable St. Patrick’s Day menus will be the perfect addition to your decor!

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    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP as the Design Production Assistant and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Mar 14, 2017

    March Newsletter: Featuring Leigha Graf!

    Click here to read our March newsletter featuring Leigha Graf!

    Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients.

     

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    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP as the Design Production Assistant and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.



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  • Free Custom Wallpaper: Put Your Editing Pants On

    It’s time to stomp off the winter blues, and usher in spring! Turn on your favorite editing music (we’re loving Adele, Gregory Alan Isakov, and anything classical), open your windows, and start up your post processing program of choice. There are few things more satisfying than feeling productive. Hang in there — the good mood […]

  • March Newsletter: Featuring Leigha Graf!

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  • Free Printable 2017 Calendar: March

    Kick off this month with a cute new calendar! Our design team will be releasing monthly calendars available to print in full color or with minimal color, to suit your needs and style. These calendars are clean, modern, and perfect for planning your months with effectiveness! Streamline your month! Printable March calendar available in green […]

  • February Newsletter: 2017 NAPCP Retreat Recap!

    Click here to read our February 2017 newsletter featuring a complete recap of the 2017 NAPCP Retreat in Santa Barbara, CA! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients.   Save