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Back in 2008 or 2009, I offered an Etsy class at my art studio and taught a small group of artists how to sell their work online.In that class was Jeanne Nivard of Jeanne's Bags and Carol Law Conklin of Amity Farm Batik. Both are incredible...

You know what they say, "The cobbler's kids have no shoes." It's the truth, man. It's the honest truth.It's been a long time since I did anything about my own website — I'm talking years and years — and so I used a bit of...

Our daughter Elizabeth Anne Marie Austin-Avon was born at 2:18 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Burdett Birth Center in Troy, New York. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.We celebrated a very special Christmas and New Year with her,...

Kate is expecting on December 23, 2017, and will be taking a maternity leave through mid-February 2018.During this time, Advokate will be in triage mode. All emergencies will be handled promptly, and new projects will be tackled as time allows; some things may need to...

"Do you know someone you think I would fit well with to intern with?” I remember asking my professor toward my final days of college. He looked off in thought before smirking. “Actually… I was at the park the other day and ran into Kate,...

Advokate has two summer interns. Emily is with us courtesy of Upward Bound and we asked her to write about how the internship has gone. Emily is into unicorns, musicals and cartoons, is helpful in critique, and has worked up a few designs for our clients,...

Advokate has two summer interns. Brian is with us courtesy of NABA (Northeastern Association for the Blind at Albany), and we asked him to write about how the internship is going so far. Brian is into cartooning, helpful in critique, and has worked up a...