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Tara Hornor
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Attended John Brown University
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Retail Web Design and the Human Experience
"Websites have to provide the little extras that play a big role in taking a retail web design to that next level of user experience: all the pieces that put a user in control, provides an experience involving both “mind and body,” and connects them with real-world experiences. The following are some of the more important pieces for providing the human experience in retail web design..."
#humanconnection #webdesign #onlineshoppingexperience
How does a retailer continue to increase conversions? A retail web design must provide a human experience by going beyond simple usability.
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I love highly interactive designs, but only when they are done right. Here are a few of my favorites and why they work. 

+Vandelay Design  #interactivedesign   #interactivewebsites  
In simple terms, interactive design makes a connection between the digital world and humans. Basically, interactive websites are designed for easy use.
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Here's my suggestions for daily practices to overcome a block in your creative flow via +Vandelay Design.

#dailypractices   #creativity  
Keeping the creative juices flowing and fresh day in and day out can take a toll after awhile, but some daily practices can help overcome a creative block.
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The +Real Agent Guard, LLC app was built to keep real estate agents safe, but the use is easily transferred to anyone in need of safety. Here, +Crystal Green shares how to use the app to keep teenagers safe.
 
+Crystal Green gives her thoughts on how the Real Agent Guard app can be used for both real estate agents and family members.
  #agentsafety   #agentsecurity  

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Crystal Green shares her concerns of keeping her kids safe, and the value of family or anyone working alone using our real estate agent safety app.
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The following redesign concepts for IMDb are incredibly fascinating. Some are similar to the current design while others are a complete revamp.
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5 Successful Freelancers Share the Secrets to their Success

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5 Successful Freelancers Share the Secrets to their Success
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WTF? Quirky and Unusual #Packaging and Advertorial Designs via @NoupeMag

#advertising #graphicdesign
For both packaging and advertisements, one of the most important elements is that the design stands out from its surroundings, whether this is on a shelf o
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Here are a few of my favorite hand drawn fonts for creating realistic hand painted signs, both free and premium.

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There’s just something authentic, nostalgic, and beautiful about hand painted signs. Here are best hand drawn fonts to easily recreate an authentic look.
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"It’s so reassuring to know that there is an app that looks out for real estate agents. It makes me that much more confident in the career that I chose!"

As a real estate agent, blogger, mom, recipe creator, and photographer, Kelley Grant of TheGrantLife.com, writes about the confidence and reassurance that +Real Agent Guard, LLC  can give to any Real Estate agent in the field.

Read more about how you can stay safe and sell more: http://bit.ly/1Kl8e9L

‪#‎RealtorSafety‬ ‪#‎AgentSafety‬
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Best Design Blogs to Follow To Keep Your Skills Sharp via +Vandelay Design 
#designblogs #webdesign #graphicdesign
One of the easiest ways to keep your skills sharp and savvy as a graphic or web designer is to follow the best design blogs in the industry.
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One of the best ways to learn how to gain new clients is to ask freelance design experts. Below, 11 design experts give their advice on client acquisition.
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Family Literacy Instructor and Freelance Writer
Skills
Curriculum planning/writing, teaching ESL, various marketing and graphic design and web design topics, optimizing blog posts for search engines
Employment
  • Springdale Family Literacy Program
    Teacher, 2014 - present
    As a family literacy instructor, I teach parents of Springdale public school students, in the Springdale Family Literacy Program, funded through grants gathered by Northwest Technical Institute. Parents spend time in their children's classrooms and then come back to the classroom for English lessons. We also have speakers that come in and provide advice and resources on how to be a part of the community.
  • Creative Content Experts
    Senior Editor, 2008 - present
    Copywriter for various small business clients; writer for graphic design and marketing blogs; edit/ write website content
  • Home Tutor
    Tutor/ Governess, 2005 - 2008
    Taught a family 6 children, from grades K-10th; tutored other various homeschool students once or twice a week; created lesson plans, taught lessons, graded homework, assigned grades, completed transcripts for high school students
  • Ambassadors for Christ Academy
    English Teacher, 2004 - 2005
    Taught grades 6th-10th in a private, Christian school. Yearbook advisor. Head of the school's vocabulary program, ran practice rounds to prepare for state competition, administered school competition, took care of travel logistics for state competition, escorted students to state.
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Gender
Female
Other names
Tara Hoffmann, Tara Horner
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I am a part time family literacy instructor and a part time freelance writer and Senior Editor of Creative Content Experts, a content marketing company.
Introduction
I accepted a part time teaching position in Springdale, Arkansas in which I teach parents of students. The parents spend time in their children's classrooms and the rest of the time in my classroom learning English. My freelance writing is now only part time, but I still have over 2,000 published articles on various blogs across the web. I specialize in roundups, how to's, features, reviews, and informational articles on topics of graphic design, web design, web development, marketing, advertising, photography, and technology. 

Continue to follow me on Twitter @TaraHornor to see advice in graphic design or marketing.
Bragging rights
6 years of online writing experience; English Education degree; teaching license
Education
  • John Brown University
    B.S.E. in Secondary English, 2002 - 2004
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
    Secondary English Education, 2001 - 2002
  • Ouachita Baptist University
    Secondary English Education, 1999 - 2000