welcome to hefner designs
Welcome to Hefner Designs. As my skill set evolves, so does my list of services. My main focus has always been websites. Websites are essential for your credibility in today's market and i specialize in capturing your vision for your business and putting it out on the world wide web. I also specialize in graphic design. Anything you need in print (be it on screen or on paper), I can create for you digitally. Whether it be logos, marketing materials, invitations to your child's birthday party, a newsletter for your non-profit, or eye catching backgrounds for powerpoints, I can help bring your vision to life. Photography has always been a dream, also nicknamed the paparazzi, and for anything professional I highly suggest kimberlybrookephotographic.com, however, I'm starting to navigate the waters with my Canon and am slowly getting the hang of it. As the a/v tech at the City of League City I have also been thrown into video editing (willingly) and have come a long way in a short period. The best part is, all of this works together. We can start with your marketing materials, create a promotional video that includes your graphics and photos of your product, and place it all on your new cutting edge website. Consider me a one stop shop for anything you need to get your business off the ground. Look around, find work that relates to your needs, see what you think, and give me a call!
Why did I set my site up as a blog? Well... I work. A lot. And given the vast spectrum of services I provide it really seemed like the best format to encompass all of the opportunities in a site that you could easily navigate. Bare with me as I get this new site developed and check back often. Lots to come!
February 22, 2012
oh my. babies smell soooo good. and this little angel was NO exception. she was PERFECT. born at just 4.2lbs this little miracle’s name is Katelyn Ann. Love her.
February 21, 2012
it is not every day that you get a chance at side line passes for the texans but oh my GOD IS GOOD when it happens. david came home on leave in october and had never been to a game. thanks to a very dear friend with season tickets and a very persuasive story using the deployed card she managed to get us sideline passes and they let me bring in my gear. i’ve never seen anything more beautiful in my life. and i’m not just talking about the players. i could have soaked it in for hours. it is not something i will ever forget. looooove the texans. and the cowboys… well…. you’ll see.
i don’t know where i would be without either of these life lines. both of them have been incredible this deployment. i truly have no words. but i did make some videos. so…
well the last nine months have DEFINITELY been the most challenging i’ve been up against in some time. i have felt, at times, like there was NO way i was going to make it but here we are. may is JUST around the corner…. or so i keep telling myself. after this we will have yet another deployment under our belt and a marriage that has more to build on than most people experience in one life time. we got pregnant, married (i know that’s the wrong order), deployed, took on my sister at ten years old, i nearly lost my life over a misdiagnosed appendicitis, lost our house in ike, david graduated from the fire academy without getting deployed in between, bought a house, went through a really rough patch, geared up for a deployment that didn’t happen, got pregnant again, and then deployed again, and five years later we are still standing, still in love, and stronger than we were the day we said i do. god is good. and i think that’s all you can hope for. i truly love my husband more today than i did the day i married him and i hope that that is the trend. he came home on r&r in october for summer’s birthday. he’s a good man. when it came time to choose his leave he gave up holidays so that the rest of the guys could come home for christmas, etc. and as much as we missed him during those times i was SO proud of him for giving the other guys that time with their family. i always make him videos and he says these are his favorite things to watch while he’s gone. it has been four months since we’ve seen him and just a few days away from our five year anniversary so i’m reminiscing and thought i would share them with you.
i don’t like charlie sheen or the fact that his personal state of being grabs so much media attention but i do catch myself using the whole “winning” phrase all the time. at work there are ALWAYS nine million irons in the fire and we do the work of a MUCH bigger staff than we are. So we found a site called revostock and they have a wealth of after effects templates that are simply amazing. You still need to be able to navigate the waters of video editing and flash knowledge is a must but the end product is super cool and something that would’ve taken me DAYS to do took me a few hours. Here’s two examples. The first one is my FAVORITE.
October 5, 2010
You know it’s never easy being married to a public servant, especially when they serve in multiple places. BUT, the rewards are SO much greater than the drawbacks. We are SO blessed to have both our Army family and our Fire family. They mean the world to me, as David’s wife, and Summer & Shel just adore them all. Bug’s actual birthday fell on one of David’s shift at the station. He’s at 25′s in Houston. They made sure she had the “best birthday EVERRRRR” as she later told me. Granted this is probably the first one she remembers. I only spent about five minutes throwing this together but it came out pretty cute so I had to share. Happy Birthday Princess!
September 14, 2010
apparently there is a big market out there for taking birthday parties to some crazy new extreme. i hope “my sweet 16″ or whatever that mtv show isn’t to blame but it’s definitely here. it can get overwhelming looking at the blogs that are out there. so my little one is turning three ::tear tear sniff sniff:: this october and i’m making a chandelier for above her cake out of hand cut and sewn felt circles, dipping oreos in white chocolate, and have bought more bubbles than i knew existed for “Bug’s Bubble Bash”. but i didn’t stop there. this took me all of twenty minutes and i think i may be on to something because i loved putting the address on the invitations with the rsvp. need help planning a party or want something similar for yours? i’m your girl!
and a quick photo sesh at a family get together gave me these gorgeous pics to use! you don’t always have to plan a session to get great shots! we just happened to have bubbles and of course there was music. so blessed to have such a beautiful bug.
so i seem to always have too many irons in the fire. this business is no exception. and sadly i was NOT doing a good job keeping up with baypoint’s site. so after doing a test run on a city site that i’ll blog about soon i decided to try the same thing with theirs. i found a custom template for iweb and built baypoint’s site using it. i DO NOT suggest it for 90% of projects because customizing it is next to impossible. essentially you have to find a template that you are 100% happy with and work with it. but in this case i did and now the site is SUPER simple to maintain. adding pics and vids literally takes dragging and dropping the album from my iphoto to iweb and hitting the publish button. given my role this makes my life MUCH easier and the site much more dynamic and useful for our members. so check it out. let me know what you think. would you have guessed it was an iweb site? i’m curious.