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Zach Bauer

Zach Bauer
Graphic Designer at 5j Design in Sioux Falls, SD.
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Holiday Recipes 5J Approved

Posted by Zach Bauer on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 15:12 PM
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Tags: just for fun

Christmas Q&A with Zach

Posted by Zach Bauer on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

 Anyone else counting down the days until Christmas?! We're helping pass the time by answer Christmas questions to learn more about our staff. Check our Design Director, Zach's, Christmas themed Q&A by reading more!

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Tags: just for fun, Christmas

5J Christmas Infographic 2018

Posted by Zach Bauer on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

It's that time of year! You're gearing up for a lot of calories, family time, sweets, and excess. Ever wonder just how much excess we indulge during Christmastime? Check out this infographic and learn some cool facts you can bring up when your great aunt Helga asks you for the 15th time when you're planning to have kids. Happy holidays! 

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Tags: just for fun, infographic

Squarespace Mobile App Features

Posted by Zach Bauer on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

I was recently talking with a friend what technology was like when we were kids. I remember my parents bringing home our first-ever home computer. It was monumental. We set it up, plugged it in, and started up our super fast dial-up internet. We thought we were cutting edge.

Since then, technology and the internet have surpassed what I could ever have imagined. 

With today's technology, we can practically do everything from our phones. We can order food online, watch our favorite Netflix shows, and even FaceTime with family across the country. Technology enables us to work and have access to everything on the go.

But even with the ease of technology, we still neglect important things. One area we tend to ignore is our websites. It's easy to set it up and forget about it, but your website is one of your greatest tools. It's working for you 24/7, and it has potential to reach people you might never connect with.

So why are our websites the last things we give attention to? 

Here at FiveJ, we have chosen to build and develop websites using Squarespace, not only for the exceptional design features they offer, but also for the innovations they're continually striving for.

Squarespace has created apps that let you manage, update, and post content directly from your phone. The apps are available on Google Play and iTunes, and they provide you with on-the-go resources that help your website thrive.

4 Mobile Apps We Recommend Downloading for Your Squarespace Website:
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Tags: Web Design, App, Website, Mobile App

Netflix Hulu 5J Top Picks

Posted by Zach Bauer on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 @ 07:11 AM

Netflix - Hulu - Amazon?

Need something to take the edge off, during cold winter months? Or maybe an escape from the holiday shopping stress?  Whatever sends you streaming this holiday season, there are plenty of good options on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Here are our staff suggestions to make choosing what to watch easier.

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Tags: just for fun

Get to Know Zach!

Posted by Zach Bauer on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:09 PM

Zach is our new (read: returning) design director. His leadership ability and eye for awesome design has made him the perfect asset to the team. Not only can Zach make uncovering design needs and accomplishing goals looks like child's play, he can also brew a sweet lavender cold brew! Read more about Zach below.

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Tags: Insider

What grade does your website get?

Posted by Zach Bauer on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 13:02 PM

We all remember the dreaded day our school report cards were sent out. I know I always personally hated that week! I never knew what I would find when I opened that letter, or worse when my parents saw the report. I always hoped I had done well enough to pass the class but I was never confident. So many times we approach our websites with the same unsettled feelings. Is my website good enough? How does my website stack up against the competition? What can I do to make it better? 

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Tags: Web Design

5 Cringe-worthy website design mistakes!

Posted by Zach Bauer on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

How many times have you stumbled upon a website and been frustrated with how to navigate through it or been turned off because the graphics are outdated? You would think in today's world that most websites would be up-to-date and relevant. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

Let's take a look at some of the most common cringe worthy website design mistakes we all make:

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Tags: Sioux Falls, New Business, Brand, Web Design, design

How Graphic Design Affects Your Sales

Posted by Zach Bauer on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 16:11 PM

When it comes to your business or organization, the quality of your graphic design materials matter. Just take a look around. High quality graphics are everywhere.


They’re on our smartphones and tablets, apps, digital billboards, on our TVs, social media and on our websites. Business owners, schools, churches and organizations have started to step up their game and are using high quality graphic designs. Gone are the days when a free piece of clip-art will work.

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Tags: Social Media, Logo, Graphic Design, Web Design