Brian Hegvold

Brian has a BFA from Texas Tech University majoring in Design Communication. He has worked in the field of design for 19 years and is Co-Owner and Creative Director at 30 Degrees North.

Recent Posts

4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression With Your Website Design

Posted by Brian Hegvold on August 23, 2019

4 Ways to Make a Great Impression With Your Website DesignGood design is something you see every day. Throughout our day, we experience good design. Whether it’s on the box of toothpaste you use or that billboard you see on your way to work, good design is happening all around us.

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Topics: Website Design

3 Things Clients Should Know Before Starting a Website Design

Posted by Brian Hegvold on May 1, 2015


Whether you have been in business for years or just starting out, everyone knows that having a web presence is important for any business these days. So if you think you're ready to find a web design team to help you get your website where you want it to be, there are few items you should have ready before getting started.

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Topics: Website Lead Generation, Web Development, Website Design

Why You Should Optimize Images for the Web

Posted by Brian Hegvold on March 12, 2015


Everyone's been there...and then left. Been where? You know, that website that is soooooo slow. We've all attempted to visit a website that just seems like it takes forever to load!

You literally have 2 seconds to get a website to load without the visitor considering bouncing off to somewhere else.[1] Mobile users are more likely to give you a 6-10 second grace period before they head somewhere else. That means your website better load fast or you could be losing countless website leads and sales.

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Topics: SEO, Website Design

Principles of Web Design: 3 Reasons White Space on Websites Matters

Posted by Brian Hegvold on February 23, 2015

Principles of Web Design: White Space on WebsitesDetermining what works and what doesn’t work for your website is every site owner’s challenge. How can I drive more visitors to my website? How can I get them to stay longer? And then, more importantly, how can I keep them engaged? We’ve all heard the phrase; sometimes less is more. In the case of website design, that adage certainly holds true.

We’ve all visited websites only to quickly leave or hit the back button for one main reason; overcrowding. When you immediately think “where do I begin?” you'll tend to leave and see if there’s a better option out there, one that’s not so overwhelming.

These sites violated one of the principles of web design that isn’t always at the top of the priority list: negative space, sometimes called white space on websites.

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Topics: Website Design