Not Your Dad’s Power Tools

Not Your Dad’s Power Tools
Get organized, save time, save money, and have fun doing it.

How did we ever exist without the internet? Fortunately for us we not only have the internet but Google, Apple and the iPhone. Whatever you need at whatever price, it’s there.

Between iPhone apps and Google anything you could possible need to run your business and your life is available at your fingertips and better still, for free—and it doesn’t end there.

Time/Life Management

  • Google Calendar
    Several calendars that sync into one. Family and work calendars can be set up in one and then selectively shared with contacts.

Financial Management

  • Mint
    Online and mobile application to manage finance that sync with your bank accounts


  • Freshbooks
    Track projects, budgets, time and invoicing
  • PayPal
    Set up a business account with debit card and accept credit card payments from clients

Project Management

  • Basecamp
    Track multiple projects amongst companies. Track time, calendar and tasks.

File Management

  • Dropbox
    Online data storage and file share

Social Media Management

  • HootSuite
    Sync up all of your social media outlets. Send updates across the board or to just a few and tracks your progress


  • Gmail
    Create multiple mailboxes and aliases under your personalized domain
  • GoogleTalk
    Voice and video chat between computers
  • GoToMeeting
    Online meeting with live desktop preview
  • ConceptShare
    Share projects with clients or colleagues online
  • Nextiva
    Online faxing service with personalized fax number
  • MailChimp
    HTML email service provider

Document Share



  • Prezi
    Create online presentations


Tech Tools

Creative Tools

  • Kuler
    Color palettes
  • WebTreats
    Open source backgrounds, wallpapers, icons, etc.

Exhibitions & Competitions

  • Art Calendar
    Magazine and online publication focused on the profession fine artist that lists competition and exhibition opportunities across the country in a searchable database


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Kim Spencer is a designer, artist and college professor. She currently serves as vice president on the board of AIGA Richmond and previously served as chapter president and new media coordinator. Kim is the founder and resident creative of Protozoa Design. Kim's background originates in fine arts earning a BFA in Crafts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. In 1999, she returned and earned a second BFA in Communication Design. In addition, Kim holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of Richmond. Kim spent the last seven years with an in-house team in higher education but as the work became more repetitious and considerably less creative she decided to strike out on her own. With over a year in planning, Protozoa Design opened its doors in January 2011. The creativity has over flowed into identity, print collateral and exhibition design. Now coming full circle, she’s found her way back to furniture design. Kim also teaches in the respective graphic design departments at Virginia State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She resides in The Fan with her husband, son, four cats and extensive Star Wars Lego collection.

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