Go With the Flow Blog

Workflow, electronic flow, ink flow for the creative professional

Creating a Website Design Language

Creating a Website Design Language

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson October 12, 2015

A website's visual design language includes colors, media, typefaces and other visual elements to give users the right information and experience. Read More »

The Wide World of Food Photography

The Wide World of Food Photography

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson September 28, 2015

Food photography is among the most varied and fascinating types of photography. Read More »

Live by Design

Live by Design

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson September 14, 2015

Successful creative pros are vigilant about choosing their destination and the journey carefully. They live by design. Read More »

Design and Build a Website Part 2

Design and Build a Website Part 2

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson September 02, 2015

Part 2 of designing and building a website describes in-depth collaborative work between the designer and developer to refine a website's design and structure. Read More »

Photographing a Big Event

Photographing a Big Event

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson August 26, 2015

Successfully photographing a big event requires advance planning to capture the main highlights. Read More »

Design and Build a Website Part 1

Design and Build a Website Part 1

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson August 18, 2015

A website design and build process starts with a designer/developer meeting and design workshop with the client. Read More »

Mrs. Claus and Creativity

Mrs. Claus and Creativity

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson August 13, 2015

Lessons from Mrs. Santa Claus on living a happy creative life. Read More »

Pint-size storage with a pint-size cost

Pint-size storage with a pint-size cost

Posted by Forrest Anderson August 05, 2015

Western Digital backup drives are our no. 1 choice for portable, affordable storage. Read More »

Show the building as you experience it

Show the building as you experience it

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson July 30, 2015

In architectural photography, show buildings as they should look. Read More »

Website Requirements

Website Requirements

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson July 23, 2015

The process of defining website requirements bridges the gap between research and design. Read More »

It wasn’t raining when ...

It wasn’t raining when ...

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson July 16, 2015

Creatives are known for spontaneity, but for a lifelong creative career, you need long-term plans. Read More »

Small camera, big views

Small camera, big views

Posted by Forrest Anderson July 07, 2015

The Nikon 1 J5 is a tiny camera with big possibilities as a second video and still camera for pros. Read More »

Aerial photos - who needs a plane?

Aerial photos - who needs a plane?

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson June 30, 2015

Don't let lack of a plane or quadcopter stop you from taking good aerial photos. Read More »

Website Research

Website Research

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson June 23, 2015

Research is a key component in website design. It includes gathering information, analyzing it and using it to write personas. Read More »

Research a Photo/Video Shoot

Research a Photo/Video Shoot

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson June 16, 2015

Producing compelling photos and video requires an efficient planning workflow that considers meaning and style as well as location and sound. Read More »

Don’t take No Cutoffs

Don’t take No Cutoffs

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson June 09, 2015

Creative professionalism requires proactive use of your time, and avoiding being distracted by other people's agendas. Read More »

Photo-Video Workflow

Photo-Video Workflow

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson June 04, 2015

This blog walks through our basic workflow for photo and video shoots. Read More »

Creative Pro Hardware and Software

Creative Pro Hardware and Software

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson May 26, 2015

Here's a rundown of the most useful software we use to run our multimedia business and how frequently we use them. Read More »

Creating a Website Project Plan

Creating a Website Project Plan

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson May 19, 2015

Creating a project plan is crucial to efficient completion of a website project. This blog outlines the project planning process. Read More »

Thriving as a Creative Pro

Thriving as a Creative Pro

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson May 12, 2015

Plants and creative pros need environments that make it easy for them to grow. Here are some tips for thriving as a creative professional with less effort. Read More »

Holiday Inn Express for Creatives

Holiday Inn Express for Creatives

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson May 05, 2015

Holiday Inn Express is a consistent, efficient venue for creative professionals. Read More »

Documents for a Photo Shoot

Documents for a Photo Shoot

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson April 28, 2015

Make sure you have the right documents to get access to locations where you need to shoot photos. Read More »

Patterns for Creative Professionals

Patterns for Creative Professionals

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson April 21, 2015

This week's blog gives 25 tips on how to have a great creative professional life. Read More »

Website Proposals

Website Proposals

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson April 14, 2015

Website proposals are an important step in shaping the direction for clients' website projects. Read More »

Mobile Office

Mobile Office

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson April 07, 2015

This blog outlines our packing list for pro trips on the road, including computer and camera gear, software and accessories. Read More »

Moving Ahead on a Photo Assignment

Moving Ahead on a Photo Assignment

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson March 31, 2015

Use this list of questions to decide whether and how you should do a photo assignment. Read More »

No More Purple Elephants

No More Purple Elephants

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson March 24, 2015

Creative professionals need to eliminate unspoken chaos that tramples on their creative efforts. Read More »

Keen Shoes Fit for Creative Work

Keen Shoes Fit for Creative Work

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson March 17, 2015

Keen shoes fit the lifestyle of the creative professional who needs comfortable footwear for long workdays. Read More »

Ask before you shoot

Ask before you shoot

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson March 10, 2015

Asking questions about photo assignments is the crucial first step to a successful shoot. Read More »

Discover Process in Website Design Part 2

Discover Process in Website Design Part 2

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson March 03, 2015

The second part of the Discover Process in Website Design walks through the process of deciding whether to take on a web project. Read More »

Discovery  in Web Design Part 1

Discovery in Web Design Part 1

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson February 24, 2015

The discovery process is one of the most vital parts of website design. This post walks designers and developers through the initial phases. Read More »

Islands of Serenity

Islands of Serenity

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson December 02, 2014

Creative work can be a volatile roller coaster unless a creative professional carves out personal islands of sanity and serenity. Read More »

Sunset Western Garden

Sunset Western Garden

Posted by Donna Rouviere Anderson September 03, 2013

Rouviere Media did the web development for Sunset Western Garden Collection's mobile site as well as its parent site. Read More »