Quarter Three Check In

What. A. Year. We’re living in some sort of weird video game version of life, and it’s a wild, wild world out there. But, we adapt. We’ve just hit the beginning of Quarter Four, so it’s fitting to do a Quarter Three Check In! Let’s take a look back at my 2020 goals: Financial Make $36,000 […]

October 7, 2020

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Monthly Design Wrap-up: August

I’ve recently started a new series on my email list called the Monthly Design Wrap-up. In brainstorming ways I could add design related value to my subscribers inbox, I had an idea I’m really excited about inspired by some of my favorite podcasters email list. Erin Moon & Knox McCoy each do a weekly roundup full of fun things […]

September 16, 2020

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Personal Project Details

I’ve long wanted to do a personal project. I…kinda did one sometime last year but, I wanted something bigger. I wanted to go all out. My goal is to work with more print + packaging clients, so this project had to focus around that. The hope is that by showcasing this personal project, I can […]

September 2, 2020

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Brand Photography: A Client’s Best Friend

I can’t stress enough the importance of brand photography. In my opinion, it’s key to any successful brand. I felt such a ‘power-up’ after my first brand shoot, and that’s only continued every shoot I have. For instance, after a shoot in 2019, I redid my entire website to elevate it to the level of […]

July 22, 2020

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Our Anti-Racism statement and Action Steps.

A statement from our founder, AnnaKate Auten. Clarity is reasonable. In a time of deep social unrest, it’s even more important for organizations to speak up and make clear their values and anti-racism efforts. I’ve shared our values before, but it’s time to elaborate more on anti-racism. In all areas of life, we believe setting […]

July 8, 2020

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The Perfect Pairing

In 2018 I shared here how I gave up web design and chose to partner with a web designer, December Oak. You can read more about that if you’d like, but here’s the quick recap. Over and over again, I found myself dreading the web design aspect of the project. Eventually, I knew I had […]

June 24, 2020

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Let’s Repent, Lament, and do The Work.

This is something I shared to my email list, and I shared a version of this on Instagram. I’m sharing again here to be very clear on where I stand on this issue. This post comes to you in the midst of a people in pain. A nation crying for something better. Communities demanding to […]

June 10, 2020

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Pivoting During Covid-19

Covid-19 seemingly came out of nowhere and threw us all for a loop. Now, we’re all readjusting to this new normal. I’m incredibly privileged to be ok during this time, both in regards to health and finances. I see it as my moral imperative as a human to stay inside to protect those around me. […]

May 20, 2020

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Pricing and Worth

Let’s talk about pricing and worth. On a Zoom call recently, I was asked about pricing. There’s a lot that can be said about pricing. As designers, that topic comes up a lot. At this time, I won’t be telling you how to price yourself or give you an easy to use formula. There’s a […]

May 6, 2020

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My Heart

Early in our time together, my coach tasked me with creating a list of things I’m passionate about in my business. It was a pretty long list. Next, he asked me to print it out and keep it close by. I narrowed the list down to some of my core life values, and hung it […]

April 15, 2020

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