A note from the founder as In Transit Studios turns 10!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that In Transit Studios is 10 years old! What a decade it’s been. What started out as a little side hustle turned into a full time freelancing gig, which turned into a small team and now legitimate web agency with an amazing new CEO Eric and...

My Full Client Documentation Series

Hey all, Recently, I wrote a series for fellow web designers on offering “Client Documentation” with the primary purpose of empowering your clients and saving you time. Here is a catalog of the full series which links back to the articles on Elegant...

How Blogging Can Help You and Your Business

“To blog or not to blog?” That is the question for the modern information age. The more detailed question I want to explore in this post is; Can blogging help you and your business? I believe strongly that the answer is YES and I have good reason to believe so. I’ve...

Josh featured on the Elegant Themes Divi Nation Podcast

I’m honored and thrilled to have recently been featured on the Elegant Themes Divi Nation podcast! We go over some web stuff but also some very practical lessons from a post I published for my 6 year business anniversary. Hope these lessons inspire and encourage...

10 Takeaways from the book “REWORK”

For my first post of 2017 I’ve decided to highlight 10 takeaways from”REWORK,” an incredible book I just finished. It’s from the guys of Basecamp, the project management software I’ve loved and used for over 3 years. Now, I’m no...

Top 6 Lessons I’ve Learned in 6 Years

6 years ago, I would’ve never thought I’d be a business owner, a homeowner and would be supporting my wife and little golden retriever all with In Transit Studios. Graphic design and website design started for me as a hobby, then led to doing some work on...

3 Ways to Grow Your Business

At the time of writing this article, we’re coming up on the 6 year anniversary of In Transit Studios! And looking back I’ve learned a lot. In this post I’ll share 3 ways to help grow your business. These are all ideas and methods that have worked for...

Building A Successful Web Presence

“The more you give, the more you get.” – it’s true in every situation in life. It’s especially true when it comes to your web presence and your online success, or lack there of. I’m not talking just talking about investing in the...

The Meaning of the Term Freelance

More and more of the working world today is “freelance.” Since the dawn of the laptop, individuals with enough drive and passion are empowered to develop a set of skills and apply them towards creating a business and are able work for whomever they choose....

My Top 5 Tools for Productivity

When running your own business, staying productive proves more and more challenging as time goes on. As business grows, so does your to-do list, your administrative duties, your email, your customers needs, etc. You only have so much cognitive load and time to give...

5 Elements of Good Design

All of us are impacted by design on a daily basis whether we realize it or not. From online ads, to billboards, to tv & print ads, to standard emails – good and bad design is everywhere and whether you realize it or not, it’s affecting you positively...

6 tips for your website in 2016

1) Make sure your website is responsive (mobile ready) Giving your customers a user-friendly, pleasing experience on their phone is more important than ever. Mobile web traffic is already exceeding desktop use in many industries and according to Forbes, mobile traffic...

How to Manage Multiple Projects

In the world of freelance being busy is great and having multiple projects to manage is much more of a blessing than a curse, but that doesn’t make it any easier when there are deadlines, client expectations and budgets involved. In my 5 years of running In...

In Transit Studios Celebrating 5 Years

Wow, pretty hard to believe…5 years ago I had just begun doing freelance graphic and print design and had not even dabbled into the world of web development (read my full story here). Now, five years older, nearly 150 clients later, this is a legitimate business...

5 Tips on Getting your First Client

Ah, getting your first client – it’s a rush. It’s intimidating, a little scary depending on their personality, and a little overwhelming…but none the less, it’s a rush. It’s also not so easy to do. In this modern, connection...

What is a Vector file?

Have you ever needed to send a logo to a printer or designer and they ask for the vector file? Or have you ever went to print an image or a poster only to find that everything looks blurry and pixelated? In order to understand both situations, we need to understand...

How to Effectively Use a HASHTAG

I’ve never been one to use hashtags much unless I sarcastically send a funny one to my wife or friends. I never quite took the time to understand what they were for and I was used to blocking people or unfollowing people who over used them. But as I’ve...

Preparing for a Successful Meeting

There are thousands of books, talks, articles and ideas on how to have a successful meeting, all well and good (see my article on Making A Good First Impression.), but I haven’t seen much on preparing for the meeting itself. Which in my opinion, is just as if...

Making a Good First Impression

Let’s face it, first impressions are everything. “Well, that’s not very nice. People shouldn’t judge you when they first meet you.” I agree. But that’s not the way the world works. I do it, we all do it. Whether we like to admit it...

Fast, Cheap or Quality – Pick 2

An old Chinese proverb says (Que Karate Kid master voice) “Fast, Cheap or Quality – pick 2.” Ok, maybe that isn’t an old Chinese proverb but it is most certainly dead on. Simply put, some clients will want the world. They’ll want your...

How much does a website cost?

Ah, the age old question – How much does a website cost? Our founding fathers had a hard time answering it, and so do I. Here’s why; A website can be relatively simple, incredibly complex or anywhere in between. It can be small in page number and...

4 Keys to a Productive Day

Whether you work from home, a place of business, or you’re a stay-at-home mom, a student, whatever…..you’re probably looking for ways to have more productive days, specifically when your income depends on it. In my time so far of running the daily...

Your website is more important than you may think

A recent study showed that over 85% of consumers visit a company’s or service provider’s website before considering making a purchase. In my opinion, that statistic may actually be higher. If you’re asking the question; Is my website really that important? Yes –...

3 traits you NEED to run your own business.

Ever wanted to own your own business? (Insert cheesy TV commercial voice.) Does the thought of waking up when you want, doing what you want and being your own boss sound enticing? Sure it does, but here on planet earth things are a bit more complicated than just that....

5 Tips on Working From Home

Sure, most people say “It’d be great to work from home,” and for the most part it is. Be your own boss, dress casual, avoid traffic. But working from home has it’s challenges. Here are 5 tips on working from home. 1) Separate work from home....

What do you sell?

If you sell a product or service on a regular basis, let me pose this question to you; What do you sell? Maybe you’re in the insurance business, so you sell insurance, right? Maybe you’re in the retail business and you sell the products in your department, right?...

Get to know Josh

“Blue collar work ethic with a white collar mindset.” – That’s how someone described me recently and you know what? I’ll take it. I graduated from High School in 2005 with no idea of what I wanted to do. Pressured by faculty and society...

In Transit Studios Blog has launched!

Tired of the sleepless nights? Constantly waiting up, just wondering when I would put my knowledge and experience thus far into a helpful blog format? Well, I’m pleased to announce that the In Transit Studios blog has launched! In all seriousness, I’m very...