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9 Tips to Improve Your Smartphone Photography

Take better pictures with these simple smartphone photo tips Chances are you have a smartphone in your pocket, purse, or near you as you read this very blog. The built-in cameras in your phone have come a long way and can be used to take some incredible pictures, without being a professional photographer. Use these tips to take better photos on your smartphone: Practice, Practice, Practice There is no harm in taking lots of photos on your smartphone. Unlike film cameras, smartphones take...

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Community Spotlight: Tyler Brooks of Analytive

Tyler Brooks is a CoWorking member at Digital Workshop Center. He teaches Google Analytics from time to time. He is a Digital Marketing Strategist and runs his own Digital Marketing Agency. Learn More about Tyler: Hi! My name is Tyler. I’m a Digital Marketing Strategist. My company is called Analytive. We work with companies to put together strategies that lead to real, measurable growth for the business. Our clients are primarily in tech, although I do help small businesses from time-to-time....

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The ABCs of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde. Most people use two...

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Social Media for Business – with John White

Videos Why Your Business Needs a Social Media Strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYBvE72PLNw How to Use Hootsuite in 13 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn6h9VrfWw0 Blog Posts The Exact Words to Use on Social Media to Get More Customers https://www.inc.com/john-white/here-are-the-exact-words-to-use-on-social-media-to.html How Employee Advocacy on Social Media Helps Gain Customers https://www.inc.com/john-white/how-employee-advocacy-on-social-media-helps-gain-customers.html Top UK...

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A trained workforce is a happy workforce – Realizing the value of professional development for your employees

Employees value professional development and education within the workplace When employees are well trained, they are more productive.  If they are more productive, then the company is able to profit from their efforts.  It’s that simple. Ok, maybe not.  But think about an employee who has to “learn on the job” versus one who is well versed in the tasks at hand?  The trained professional will spend their workday completing the necessary tasks versus the un-trained individual...

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Adobe Photoshop 2018 New Features

What is new in the 2018 version of Adobe Photoshop? Since its inception, every year Adobe adds exciting new features.  The quality of Adobe products is almost unmatched in the software world.  Each year, we find ourselves with a renewed sense of excitement from the features Adobe has for the Photoshop community and that we can bring to the classroom to share with students at Digital Workshop Center. This year is no exception. The 2018 new features of Photoshop include new ways to work with...

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Community Spotlight – Adobe Graphic Design Instructor – Alan Peters

Adobe Creative Cloud expert brings a wealth of experience to the DWC instructor team When Digital Workshop Center began offering classes in Denver, Colorado, we looked to the local graphic design community for experts in their field to join our instructor team.  Alan Peters was one of our first hires for the position, and he brings a wealth of experience in marketing and graphic design. For classes on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign, Alan brings real-world experience to...

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Friendsgiving with Larimer County Food Bank

Friendsgiving Open Invite to Benefit the Food Bank of Larimer County [originally posted on focoworks.com, 10/20/17] Join The Fort Collins Coworking Alliance for a Friendsgiving Style Dinner as we gather in the spirit of collaboration to celebrate Fort Collins’ Coworking Communities! We’ve partnered with Music City Hot Chicken and Elevated Sandwiches to create an awesome event for y’all! Food, drink and music will be provided, all you have to bring is $5 – cash or credit. Thursday, November...

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3 reasons to complete a bootcamp in frontend web development

Adding marketable skills through a bootcamp in frontend web development Whether you are looking to change careers or add new skills to your resume, there are important decisions to make regarding your training path. Consider the top three reasons to complete a bootcamp in frontend web development: 1) Add high-demand, high-growth job skills to your resume First, let’s define “frontend web development?” It is “the practice of producing HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a...

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Digital Learning and Our Changing Workforce

A changing workforce in Northern Colorado The landscape of the workforce in Northern Colorado is changing at a rapid pace.  There has been enormous population and job growth in the region.  However, these two factors are moving at different speeds, which will eventually cause a job crisis. As of April 2017, Northern Colorado has low unemployment at 2.8%.  The local workforce that is currently seeking a job is finding that their skills are out of date and, therefore, they are not qualified for...

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