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  Population of the Millennial generation, those in the 19-35 age range, have been reluctant to becoming home owners.  Troubled by high unemployment, student loan debts, and tight credit, Millennials have a different outlook on home ownership and long-term investment than previous generations. However, as the rent keep on going up and the economy continue to recover, there is a shift in the housing market. More and more Millennial are now becoming first …

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We all know that the Millennial generation has some pretty weird tastes when it comes to food. Sure, they would happily wait an hour in line to taste that new Vietnamese barbecue place but they’re not above face-planting corner shop nachos and plastic cheese, either. Here comes the time that brunch officially becomes the new obsession for millennials. Millennials spend more money on food than they do on events or …

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You may think the lower your bounce rate is, the better your website is doing. This is NOT true. According to our best friend, Hubspot, “your website’s bounce rate is a metric that indicates the percentage of people who land on one of your web pages and then leave without clicking to anywhere else on your website.” — in other words, they came, they puked, they left. The general way …

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Before you start reading this post, you will have to excuse my over-generalization of millennials and their generation and oversimplification of American politics. So if you are reading this for political science or social science, maybe you should skip this one.   It is no secret that the majority of Millennials are feeling the Bern! In Iowa Bernie Sanders carried 84% of the vote for 17 to 29 age group …

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[av_heading heading=’How Do Buy Real Estate Different Millennials From Their Parents? ‘ tag=’h2′ style=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’35’ color=’custom-color-heading’ custom_font=’#719430′][/av_heading] 31% of Home Buyers are Millennials The real estate industry is always changing and adapting to present day buyers. With 31% of home buyers being Millennials and being 12% of sellers of homes It is safe to say that the industry is changing because of them. Millennials are beginning to …

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Here at Fresh Design Studio we like to focus on what is fresh and make sure that you know it to. That’s why we went out and tried all the mints we could find at our local convince store and ranked our favorites. We ranked these on 5 different scales; [av_one_fifth first][/av_one_fifth] [av_one_fifth][/av_one_fifth] [av_one_fifth][/av_one_fifth] [av_one_fifth] [av_image src=’http://www.freshdesignstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/39275092.gif’ attachment=’5611′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ …

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When Google Glass was first unveiled, it received no shortage of attention from the media and the public. For Glass, the huge consumer group made up of Americans aged 18-35, also known as “Millennials”, dominated the 2012-2014 debates on the future of wearable tech. Now ask yourself “Have I seen someone wearing a Glass?” Chances are, you haven’t. I know I certainly haven’t and I’m a millennial tech geek! It …

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Chicago, IL Sept 10th. — Fresh Design Studio, LLC, a leading creative agency, announces its shift to a Millennial agency, thereby painting an indelible mark in the digital marketing landscape. The move to reposition the agency’s focus was driven by the need to effectively capture the interests of the Millennial generation, which is now the main driving force in all areas of every industry.   “Already we are sitting at …

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What does it take to get a job in marketing these days? Marketing has changed a lot in the last five years, and what worked in the past will not always work in today’s job market. Overall, we are seeing people drop their standard resumes, and even LinkedIn pages, to become creative about looking for a job. Remember, you are looking for a job in a very creative and inventive …

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Summer is just around the, and our very own Chicago, “The Windy City” has much to offer. There are tons of things you can see, do and experience here, in Chicagoland, to make your visit one of the most memorable ones. In an attempt to ensure you get it all covered, we’ve put together a list of websites and articles that’ll definitely be your personal guide …

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[av_one_full first] [av_iconlist position=’left’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” color=” custom_bg=” custom_font=” custom_border=”] [av_iconlist_item title=’ Arrogant or impersonal’ link=” linktarget=” linkelement=” icon=’ue82b’ font=’entypo-fontello’] # When using Social Media Platform for real estate lead generation, care should be taken that you do not come across as arrogant or impersonal as it is the biggest turnoff for the potential customers. [/av_iconlist_item] [av_iconlist_item title=’Bluff ‘ link=” linktarget=” linkelement=” icon=’ue860′ font=’entypo-fontello’] # Never publish comments or …

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Contact: [Anson Wu] Telephone:  [312.880.9337] Email: [info@freshds.com] Website: [www.freshdesignstudio.com] Address: [ 29 E. Madison st. Chicago, IL 60602]   Fresh Design Studio Announces Relocation of Corporate Office to 29 E. Madison, Chicago   Chicago, IL June 1st. — Fresh Design Studio, LLC, a leading creative agency, announces its office relocation to 29 E.Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. Fresh Design Studio will continue dedicating its superior  services  in brand design, creative communication, …

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 Building your own brand Many would like to think real estate deals are just about the numbers and “cold” facts.  This can’t be further from the truth. For many, real estate investment is as emotional as it’s logical. You should find a way to differentiate yourself from all other developers, agents, or firms out there. Stop trying to please everyone. Your brand persona should be engaging and consistent with your way …

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The Disengaged UI/UX For Music Streaming Service Tidal’s overall UI/UX can be described as modern, trendy, and dark-themed. Nothing is wrong with these attributes; in fact, they can be very effective. However, when you consider most everyday music listeners, there is a distinct difference between the brand and the everyday listeners.  The dark-themed interface is simply not as encouraging as other clean, light-themed interfaces.  I agree that the dark-theme …

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Since 2009, I have been recruiting college graduates and young professionals for Fresh Design. While I think most career centers and HR professionals do a very good job preparing candidates for general interviews, I see a lack of knowledge specific to people who want to break into digital marketing. That’s why I compiled an incomplete list of the top five things you can do to increase your chance of getting …

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Content has defined the web for the entirety of 2014. A presentation I designed in 2013 depicts how the organic growth of anything is tied to word of mouth and favored over any paid ad. What these contextual reads have allowed active internet users to do is simply click and stay connected. The simplicity of this act is unbearable to those who think and live in complex terms, so …

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is actually good for your creative branding if at all some of the ideas behind the challenge are followed. It became a sensation after the ALS Association decided to use it as a way of raising some money for their association. One of the reasons as to why they made it is because their creative advertising came from an interesting point of view. The story …

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An artist is known by his canvas, a book by its cover and a business by its website. Irrespective of its type or size, every business indispensably requires a website for successful operation. In the generation of the autocrat internet, promoting your business dynamics on the web platform is crucial. However creating a web URL is just not enough. The perfect web design is the fulcrum on which your business …

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Technology is changing continuously especially in web design sector. Every year new trends are coming in this field, and they are offering exciting changes in web design technology. Here you will get details on some brilliant changes of web design trends in 2014. I am sure; you will get that how many trends are changed till now and what you can see in upcoming days. So, read bellow the expected …

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Since the internet has been introduced, there are many amazing changes has been seen in web design trends. That chain is still on and just like 2013 you are going to see new trends of web design in 2014 also. These trends will make websites much better and useful to gain better response from visitors. Check bellow that which new trends you can see in 2014. Maybe some of them …

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How many times your creative directors have told you to be MORE creative, like, to think outside of the box? Creativity isn’t just all outside-of-box thinking; it involves a lot of counter logic thinking. For example, human face should be more or less oval. But in Picasso’s paintings, they are square, triangle, or even in irregular shapes. That was creative. In this case, creativity is abnormality. Creativity is also about …

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Logos isn’t all about you and your business. It’s about how this design of logo reminds others of your business and how they could relate themselves to it. At the end, you want a memorable design that people would recognize your brand and business. You need an outstanding logo to strive in this visually competitive market. In this article, you will find helpful tips and sources for inspirations for your …

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The use of mobile gadgets has been increasing, and in 2014 mobile searches are expected to surpass desktop searches. Studies show that 67% of internet users are more likely to access the web and make purchases through their mobile devices. This is where responsive websites come in. A responsive web design is SEO and mobile friendly. A business’ target market, the purpose of the site, and SEO needs determine whether …

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Making a website is not so difficult any more with all the tools you can learn and use online. But creating a functional and sustainable website is the goal. As mentioned, websites will become more personal and detailed to information. Therefore, the traffic to your website will prove if your websites are being helpful to your audience via your websites. Designing a website that enhances user experience is extremely important. …

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A few weeks ago, a client jokingly asked us to comment on what websites are going be like in 10 years. At the time I told them, at the pace that digital marketing is going, no one knows! This question has been following me for a few weeks, and I thought I would give it my best guess. So here are the 3 predictions I have for websites in the …

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Yes, it is the trend. I’m sure you notice that websites are  becoming  customized and personal. Websites used to be more informational. As reliance on the Internet grew, websites are now a marketplace for inspirations, promotions and branding. With HTML 5, C++ and JAVA, websites are completely changed and different from one another, making them more delightful. The idiom says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But as it is …

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Chicago Web Design Everyone has a website, literally. Some websites get to attract and engage returning guests,Chicago Website Design while some rely on new visitors and random search from search engines. Therefore, many wonder how to keep your websites, as well as your impressions, fresh and engaging. Websites perform as informational centers on your behalf and act as your brands. If you are not sure about your website, you …

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The world of web design brings a lot of exciting possibilities for those who want to try something new when it comes to employment. For many, web design holds to key to a higher salary, steadier work, a better work environment, and greater chance of employment, whether or not you have a college degree. Here, we will take a quick look at the current state of website design in Chicago. …

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Statistics show that viewers only spend an average of 10 seconds on each website, trying to relate to your value proposition. In other words, you and your website only have 10 seconds to grasp viewers who happen to visit your site or may have been interested in your business. Even Apple launched the iOS 7, a much cleaner look. All icons and their colors have been simplified. Overall, icons now have …

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The power of search engines has changed the landscape of the internet forever. Because of it, websites especially those geared for marketing campaigns have based their web designing strategies to keep up with what search engines want. This led to the development of SEO practices, which is now universally used as a means of increasing visibility online through search engines. Today, many SEO experts are finding ways to better improve …

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You would imagine that everyone would now be aware that website design and a strong online presence is now an essential part of any business. The reality is, though, that if you look at certain parts of the United States, and even break it down by city, you will see that there are some that are still lagging behind others in terms of website design and e-commerce. One area where …

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When beginning a new website project, you can feel overwhelmed seeing how much to do in so little time. Relax! Here are some steps to make sure your website project runs smoothly and on time. First off, set the scope. Make sure everything you need to do is defined in the scope. This means you need to understand every objective written down, so you can keep track of everything that …

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The internet has become a part of our daily lives.  Our work requires us to constantly check our emails, our news comes from twitter, and we stay in touch with our family and friends through social media sites.  All of this has helped us become more productive and better workers.  There is even significant evidence that surfing the web can increase brain function and help us become better learners.  But, …

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(CHICAGO, IL, January 10, 2014) – Fresh Design Studio worked closely with Urban Alternatives, a Chicagoland realty company to design their website and mobile app. FDS handcrafted the website to be simple, crisp and clean. Anson Wu, the Creative Director said, “We wanted to make the website as easy to use as possible, so everyone can navigate through it.” Unlike their competitor websites, Fresh Design Studio decided to use a map …

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(CHICAGO, IL, December 31, 2013) – The Fresh Design Studio team wishes you a wonderful new year! This year has treated us well. We have produced many amazing websites and mobile apps that were revolutionary to the digital world. These successes have shown the growth our team has achieved over the past year. We look forward to what the future will bring to us. Each new challenge helps us learn …

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(CHICAGO, IL, October 21, 2013) – WordPress Unit is a brand new company in Chicago partnering with Fresh Design Studio that focuses strictly on designing WordPress websites for any company who needs a new website or wants to revamp their old one.  The WordPress Unit team works hard to produce visually appealing websites that cater to the company’s needs. “At WordPress Unit, we work incredibly hard to design the perfect …

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(CHICAGO, IL, October 14, 2013)  – Fresh Design Studio has been commissioned by the University of Illinois at Chicago to build an internal social network to further expand the school’s community outreach mission with the Asian American community. Unlike major social platforms out there, this network platform does more than just connect people.  The network platform will connect the academic network with non-profit organizations and businesses in the Asian American community. Fresh …

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(CHICAGO, IL, October 1, 2013)  – Chicago’s annual Social Media Week took off on September 23rd. Our very own Creative Director at Fresh Design Studio, Anson Wu gave a presentation on the social way of Chicago and the importance of a company’s social media reputation.  It was an enlightening speech that provided the audience with very useful tips. Now that Social Media Week is over, another great week is coming to Chicago. …

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(CHICAGO, IL, September 20, 2013)  — Fresh Design Studio (www.freshdesignstudio.com) has created a whole new online experience for the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. They carefully handcrafted the entire website, and designed the experience to be visually engaging, while still containing all the necessary content. Through their ideas and design, viewers from around the world can experience Chinatown the way it is meant to be. “The entire website is dynamically …

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(CHICAGO,IL, July 31, 2013) – After a refreshing break, recharge and spark of growth, the boutique digital advertising and marketing agency, Fresh Design Studio, reignites their business with a fresh new launch. Once a firm of three people, Fresh Design Studio (FDS) boldly strides into the realm of big data with a brand new look. The agency has added new search features, a weekly blog and a 100% responsive web …

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(CHICAGO, IL, July 2, 2013) – Fresh Design Studio, a digital agency based in Chicago, has recently partnered with American Medical Spa. Also known as AmSpa, the company is an organization that assists practitioners interested in building their own med spa practice by providing resources to promote safety and profitability. “The information and regulations for the industry are scattered.” says Anson Wu, Creative Director of Fresh Design Studio, which aims …

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(CHICAGO, IL) –  Fresh Design Studio – known as the “nimble interactive design agency” – is celebrating its fourth anniversary with success in unique branding and not only memorable, but marketable, communications for their happy clients.  Located in the heart of Chicago, FDS is one of the city’s most popular creative agencies as it brings innovative technology fused with advertising intelligence to the marketplace. Leading a team of creative technologists …

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