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Darling Jimenez

Darling Jimenez is a passionate graphic and web designer committed to delivering on time products that can generate leads and provide a friendly user experience. With more than 5 years of experience, she loves to stay on top of the latest design and marketing trends.
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If It Ain't Broke... Hack It! (Thinking Outside the Box)

Posted by Darling Jimenez | July 31, 2017


So ... we love HubSpot. We love it so much we have enough shirts in the office to outfit a soccer team. We love it so much we think it's the best thing since sliced bread. Why? Because HubSpot enables us to service our clients in new and innovative ways.

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Topics: Impact Awards, Hubspot Tricks

The Honey Approach

Posted by Darling Jimenez | June 29, 2017


You’ve probably heard, over and over, this common saying that’s been passed down from generation to generation: 

“You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.”

This age-old saying is true in dealing with people as well as flies, and especially true when dealing with outsourced companies that help your business with a variety of functions. 

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Choosing the Right Client – It’s Not Just About the Cha-ching

Posted by Darling Jimenez | June 6, 2017


In life, we’re forced to make choices we don’t want to make, and these choices come with a pretty little basket of consequences wrapped in a bow. Sometimes we realize we made the wrong choice when we peek inside the basket; other times we smile triumphantly when we see that our choices have been successful.

In business, we also have to make decisions we might not want to make – leads and potential clients come across our desks that we must choose to pursue or forego. These are some of the most important decisions you make.   

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Topics: customer acquisition

5 Personality Traits to Avoid When Hiring New Employees

Posted by Darling Jimenez | May 16, 2017


I recently read an article by Business Daily that blew my mind – it was called “The Cost of a Bad Hire.” Some of the statistics on bad hires and the cost they have for agencies were surprisingly high. This sparked an interest in me on the topic of personality versus experience and whether one outweighed the other or if they were equally important. 

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Topics: company culture

Finding Meaning in Your Work: Meeting Your Need for Significance and Impact

Posted by Darling Jimenez | April 6, 2017


When I sat down to write this blog, I thought about all the things I could write about: how to increase your website’s effectiveness, how to design your website for conversion, how to hire the right personalities, etc., etc.

However, nothing was compelling enough. I wanted to take it back to the basics and address a more human topic that ties to marketing but also life.

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Marketing is About Connection

Posted by Darling Jimenez | January 20, 2017


Over the last three years of working in the marketing trenches, I’ve come across countless reasons why people’s marketing efforts are ineffective. Often, these efforts, which require monumental energy, have, at the center, the right intention – but are in some ways misguided. I came to this conclusion after attending a salsa dancing social where I learned some important lessons about dancing salsa but also about marketing.

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5 Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out for Professional Services

Posted by Darling Jimenez | April 28, 2016


In today’s world, getting found online has become a monumental task. With millions of websites and the whole world at the click of a mouse, getting found online has become a mission in itself.

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Topics: website redesign, website leads

How Psychology Affects User Experience

Posted by Darling Jimenez | March 1, 2016


Psychology is essential when it comes to graphic design and web development. Often, companies
 are too concerned about having a pretty website and have little concern for the psychology of their design choices. Humans respond to content at a basic — that is, physiological and psychological — level without even realizing it. This blog seeks to shine light on five important things to remember about human psychology and the direction they should give your user experience design and planning. 

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Topics: website design, user experience

What Does a Marketing Workshop Do For You?

Posted by Darling Jimenez | February 18, 2016



Marketing without a strategy is like a blind dragon – it can breathe fire and cause destruction (usually to your budget) but without purpose. And though we can all agree that no one likes wanton destruction, more and more I see tactics without strategy in many of the potential clients that come through our door.

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Topics: strategy, Marketing tactics, marketing workshop

How One Click Led to the Question "Did You Elope?" | A UX Case Study

Posted by Darling Jimenez | February 3, 2016


Next Door is a community portal to help neighbors stay engaged and informed about all things going on in the community. So I rejoiced when I got an invitation to join from my boyfriend (who I live with) and immediately clicked the sign up button. Little did I know that one click would lead to a lot of trouble. 

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Topics: user experience