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Leaning Towards Lean

We wanted to share with you Lean Methodology ideas our developer Adam Love has been helping us at Square 205 implement in various ways across our application development processes. These are a collection of experiences and experiments to highlight the insights he has gained from Lean. In my experience creating apps, there have been features […]

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6 Crucial Practices to Build Trust for Your Online Store

Building trust with your customers is an important investment for your brand. Once broken, customer trust is irretrievable. Customers need to feel that they are being listened to and supported, and that’s before they even agree to spend their hard-earned cash with you. Don’t lose sight of your customers – make sure you always have […]

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6 Social Media Tools Your Content Strategy is Missing

Social media is ever-changing and can be insanely difficult to keep up with, especially if you’re managing multiple accounts for your business. When should you post? What should you post? How do you find content? There are countless questions. Luckily, there are many tools that can help strengthen your social media content strategy. While all […]

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Google Search Engine Marketing In A Nutshell

Ever wondered if you’re missing out on Google’s search advertising features? It can be really discouraging to put so much effort into your branding and website and not receive the amount of traffic that you had hoped for all because your website it not being seen by the right people. Well, Google AdWords is here […]

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Super Digital Marketing Techniques the Big Game Taught Us

Every year at the beginning of February we gather around our TVs with food, friends, and beer to watch the biggest sporting event of the year. While some people tune in for the actual football game, a lot of us tune in for the real entertainment: Super Bowl commercials. These last few years, however, major […]

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10 Unforgettable Designs From 2016

Twenty-Sixteen was another great year for Square 205’s design team, and a great year overall in the design world. There have been many creative ideas from print to the web, and we’ve taken notice. We’re constantly looking for new inspiration for our own projects, and often discover amazing design work in the process. Therefore, we […]

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Launching a New App: Five Marketing and Distribution Steps to Take First

This week we received guest blog from Joel Lee, the SEO marketing specialist at Trumpia. Joel wrote this blog about marketing and distribution strategies one should use when launching an app, and we couldn’t agree more with everything he said! Launching a New App: Five Marketing and Distribution Steps to Take First Having a great […]

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The Pets of Square 205

Square 205 is a digital creative agency full of awesome people, but our pets are even cooler. If you’ve ever stopped by our office, you have likely been greeted by one (or more) of our furry friends. As a gift from our family to yours this holiday season, here are some adorable pictures and profiles […]

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Designing with Dyslexia

Sum see leters and numerals mov and jump off the page while reedeeng, some eqwate it to the type exsisting in 3D space, wile others smply say spelling and reedeeng r slow, paneful proseses. Many people in the world have dyslexia, many more have at least heard of it. There is no way to explain […]

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How to Improve eCommerce Sales this Holiday Shopping Season

The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers were filled with turkey and ready to move forward with their post-food coma tradition: Black Friday shopping. In the past, people would leave home before dawn and wait in endless lines to get the best deals. Crowds, hecticness, and everything you would typically hate when shopping on a busy day, […]

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Square 205 Featured in Top Dallas Agency List

Square 205 Featured on a Top Agency List!

Agency List Announcement We are happy to announce that we are now featured on a top agency list of creatives found in Dallas-Ft. Worth! Agency List is a helpful resource to find top marketing, design, and advertising agencies organized into carefully curated lists. Square 205 made the cut for our services in creative web design, […]

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Why Great Copywriting is Essential for Your Brand

How do you convince someone to take action? Specifically, how do you ensure the action they take is the action you are pushing for? Design, photography, and video are crucial components for your marketing strategy, but they lack purpose without strong copy guiding the reader through a website, brochure, or sign. Copywriting is an essential […]

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An Introduction to Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality. Is it just another fad? Why would someone want to wear a bulky, unattractive headset while falling over their living room furniture? Great Question. Well, it’s simply hard to grasp the “game changing” experience VR can deliver unless you have personally tightened that headset around your head and fully immersed yourself into a […]

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Introduction to UX Design

Think about your favorite mobile app. What do you like most about it? Is it easy to use? Are you able to do something easier and faster than with anything else? How about your favorite online store? Do you like how easy it is to find the product in the configuration that you’re looking for? […]

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs a CRM

Hey marketing gurus, I have a question for you! Have you ever found yourself struggling to keep up with email conversations and daily tasks at your business? Or maybe you’re just curious about how many people open your emails and click on your links? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, your business […]

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Crazy Amazing Typography

Before coming to UNT, I had heard that graphic design was very typography heavy. That sounded so boring to me. For a while, I lost interest in becoming a graphic designer. But after getting into my very first Communication Design class, I began to realize there was more to typography than simply laying out paragraphs […]

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Listen Up! All About Podcast Movement & Our Favorite Podcasts

If you haven’t utilized podcasts as an education tool, it is time to start! Podcasts are a growing source for stories, news segments, and entertainment available in streamable audio formats from a variety of featured apps on iTunes and Google Play. Our favorite sources around the office for discovering new podcast content are NPR.com, Soundcloud, […]

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Innovative Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

Digital marketing reinvents itself year after year with continual changes in social media, web technologies, and mobile applications. In other words, creatives and tech geeks keep inventing new ways to communicate to new audiences. Digital marketers have to be quick on their toes to adapt to these new trends to meet the demand of an […]

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7 Website & UI Design Trends for 2016

We take a lot of pride in our design work. A pride we don’t take lightly. It was manufactured by countless hours building designs for websites, apps, motion graphics, and print as well as a dedication to find what inspires us in life. Weekly, we read blogs, follow other designer’s work, learn about fashion, and […]

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5 Tips For Acquiring Online Reviews

Think back the last time you were preparing for a trip. You probably searched for places to stay, looked at various restaurants to dine at, and picked out activities to do while you visit. Now, think about the resources you used while you did the planning. Most likely, you read a few online reviews during […]

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Top 10 Must Dos For A Successful ECommerce User Experience

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will head to our favorite online shopping websites to buy some if not all our gifts. We may even be tempted to click an ad for a new up and coming eCommerce site advertising a crazy good deal. The question though is, will a good deal keep […]

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Square 205 Explainer Video

When Does Your Brand Need an Overview or Explainer Video?

When I first heard of the new safe way home from a night out doing as creatives do (drinkin craft brews obviously), I wanted to learn all I could. The service I first heard about was called Lyft. So, how did I find more information? I did what most citizens of the internet do. I […]

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Square 205 Refocused

A new focus for Square 205 as a DIGITAL Creative Agency

A long time ago (well, 2009) in an office in the basement of Denton’s Texas building this little agency called Square 205 got its start (Ok technically we were Storied Productions at this point). We were brand new to the agency world and knew just enough about branding, websites, and media production to get into […]

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Finally! Full Service Video production for Dallas, Denton, & Fort Worth

Our little agency has been telling stories since 2009 when we used to be called Storied Productions. We even had a sister event videography company called Memories Films until it was sold a few years back. Over the years we’ve produced dozens of commercials, web videos, and entertainment videos but always as a secondary service […]

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How Good Content Management System Development Puts You in Charge

An increasingly digital marketplace has left individuals and businesses looking for ways to keep up. If you don’t have experience with coding, the thought of building a website is daunting. Furthermore, keeping it up to date integrated with a content marketing campaign is darn near impossible. Having a custom website to fit your needs doesn’t […]

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Square 205 Announces Project Denton

A new approach to promoting communities and the businesses within it June 18, 2014 (Denton, TX) – Square 205, the leading branding and interactive agency in Denton, TX, announced today the completion of Project Denton – a community of stories. Project Denton was conceived by Paul Echols, President and Owner of Square 205, to bring […]

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Why use illustration in web design?

Illustration has been an art form and design element that’s been around since the beginning of forever. The Technique has evolved over the years, from cave walls, to print, and of course, now to the web. So why is this illustration technique so popular in web design? Well, with an illustration, so much more is […]

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Our Top Favorite Album Cover Designs of 2013

As a creative team, we are inspired daily by the likes of music, but not enough credit is given to the graphic designers who brought us the album’s cover. 2013 no doubt was a pivotal year for some musical heavyweights to drop in, but we dug deep to find the best album covers from artists […]

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DIY Websites vs. Professional Web Design – Which Is Better?

Today’s businesses market themselves through the internet.  The goal is to make a unique, stand-out website that draws people to their products and/or services.  One can use either a Do-It-Yourself web design company like Wix or 1&1, or a custom design company such as Square 205 or NoFavorite. Think of DIY web design like a […]

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Social Media Marketing On Facebook

Social Media Marketing networks allow businesses to communicate 24/7/365 with up to the minute updates from customers or fans. As advertisers we seek to optimize this new venue of consumer access it whenever they can. But we’re not all Pepsi. We’re not all large corporations with social media marketing experts on hand to assure that […]

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Browser Compatibility – Not All Are Created Equal

There are a lot of internet browsers out there right now—Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Jim Jam, Opera, Bob’s Socks, Crinkle Cut Fries, Dolphin. And all of these browsers, like the people who made them, see things in a slightly different way. The appearance of your website can be affected by which browser […]

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Five Reasons to Develop a Blog for Your Business

What is a blog? Blogs are frequently updated online journals, news archives, or other articles based on specific topics. There are personal blogs, about the people who write them, kind of like online memoirs. What we’ll be focusing on however on blog development for business’s marketing use. These are blogs dedicated to a brand’s services, […]

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Responsive Website Design – How it Changes the Game

From iPad to desktop, and smartphone to Netbook, the number of internet ready devices continues to increase. Web designers are working hard to keep up with the standards needed to display content consistently across all these devices.  The popular news source, TIME, recently launched a first for the industry, a fully responsive website design which […]

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Twitter Freshens Up

In late September, Twitter made a bold move – Headers. While considered similar to the Facebook cover photo, Twitter’s header has garnered mixed reviews from web designers and raised questions from branding & design experts alike. #SoWhat What’s the problem? The problem comes from the change in focus on how a brand is presented. Brands […]

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Product Photography for Denton’s Sweetwater Grill and Tavern

Like food?  Well who the heck doesn’t! That’s why this project freaking rocked. We not only designed and developed the Sweetwater website, we also shot every photo on the website aside from their photo gallery.  Along with this was the opportunity to taste test a lot of amazing food!  We shot everything from steak to crawfish, […]

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Ribbon Cutting for Denton Brand and Web Design Company Square 205

The moment giant child proof scissors met blue ribbon, it felt official, Square 205 is in business!  Our Ribbon Cutting for the Denton Chamber of Commerce  was a huge success this past Wednesday.  We are truly grateful for everyone that helped make the event as fun and successful as it was.  Many local business owners […]

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35 Denton’s Mural Outside Ramen Republic

It’s less than one week away from 35 Denton which is hustle time for local artist Jon Orbock.  He’s adding the finishing touches on one of his murals for the 4 day music festival. We were on our way to Ramen Republic for a brand meeting lunch break combo when we saw Jon at work.  […]

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Square 205’s New Printing Services

It’s always an adventure here at Square 205.  We’ve been putting a lot of the pieces together to form a more complete company able to provide more marketing services and provide them better.   It’s like putting together a 1000 piece puzzle but we just finished the hardest part (the sky?). Our goal for 2012 […]

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Ashley Auto’s Rebranding

This past summer we had the pleasure of design a new brand identity for Ashley Automotive out of Lewisville, Texas.  We produced two logo variations for different applications as well as a one page website.  We presented quite a few options as the client requested several options to choose from. Usually we’ll provide these in […]

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