Jackie Barrows is an artist, a writer, and all around creative soul who enjoys bringing new ideas and stories to life. She wears many hats as a Graphic Designer, a blogger, and Lead Production Artist for R.A.W. Productions.
One Small Act of Kindness
The train pulled into Kansas City’s prestigious Union Station, screeching to a halt. As the crowd of busy passengers push and shove their way off, a young man of 28 with wearied face stays seated for a moment, small standard leather briefcase still in hand. It carried his only possessions-some clothes, a toothbrush and tooth paste, razor, comb, and some resumes, along with a couple pencils and a few sheets of blank drawing paper. He otherwise held nothing of great wealth or value.
Support A Cause
Normally, when someone things of the phrase, "supporting a cause", the first thing that comes to mind is charity or a political campaign that is endorsed by large companies and what not. That person may also think of homegrown entities that focus in on helping their local community specifically, instead of something larger scale. However, what few people seem to think of is helping small businesses in general (who may or may not have any sort of charity or political cause behind their business) by simply purchasing products or services from them. For the most part, such entities are largely ignored in favor of going towards bigger markets such as major grocery stores, big conglomerate businesses, and major publishing entities, and given the hard work they go through on the daily to build up interest in their business, the small business entity needs and deserves greater attention.
How Much Should Your Videos Cost You?
Video production is an intimidating branch of marketing for obvious reasons; the cost of either acquiring a camera or paying someone who owns a camera to shoot the video is usually high. Getting a video editor or even just software is also costly. Even hiring someone on to take care of hair and makeup can be quite daunting. Then there's preproduction work, meaning meetings with not just the crew to do the job (after you've found the right people to do it), but with other members of the board, as well as higher ups in the company and those who are actually representing the company in the video if you have someone speaking to the camera.
Process of Development: Mobile Gaming Apps
It would seem as though there are people out there developing and launching their own mobile gaming applications left and right, and making tons of money doing it. Some of these game apps are so simple that there are websites offering self-design and launch services for such people. The design and animation within such games require very little skill to accomplish, and some folks didn't even have to do any coding to produce their games.