How do I even begin to describe my work with Bethany? She has a huge heart and passion to help women find their purpose and remove the fear that holds them back from their full potential. I feel honored I was able to share in her story and come up with a plan to help her launch her baby.
Recently I worked with Dave and Sonya of (you guessed it) Dave + Sonya Photography to help freshen up their brand, appeal to their target market, and give them a website that does their photos justice.
Dave and Sonya are a Colorado Springs husband and wife photography team, specializing in pure, unfiltered high school senior sessions with a focus on athletes and dancers. They provide you with the best creative sessions and photos your family will cherish for generations. They also took our anniversary wedding redo photos for us several years ago, and are people we consider friends. Their talent as well as eye for senior portraits specifically is astounding. We worked together to bring that same excellence to their brand.
Amy: traveler, blogger, risk taker, change maker, dream chaser, wonderful.
I was recommended to Amy quite a while ago after she put out a tweet looking for a brand designer. We chatted a bit over email, but her redesign was still a ways off. In the meantime, I became an avid follower of The Wherever Writer. Not because I wanted her become a client—but because I found her life FASCINATING. She's a travel blogger... but not really. (Seriously, let me explain...)
Ana-Marija was one of my very first online clients, and the first international client I've had the privilege to design for. And I really mean it when I say it's been a privilege. Ana-Marija opened her own restaurant in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Pantarul), has written and published an amazing cook book (What's Cooking in Dubrovnik), and her food blog, Da mi je nešto slatko… (If I had something sweet…) has won awards as the best Croatian food blog. And then... she called on me to help her design her brand for her English blog that launches today.
I met Jessica through a local networking group over a happy hour, and we talked books and our businesses. It was like speed dating—and I knew I liked her right away! A short time later she called me and we went out to lunch to discuss her business and personal brand.
See, Jessica works in the housing industry—in ALL areas. She works with several different companies that each specialize in a particular side of real estate, from buying and selling current real estate properties to custom built homes and even renovations. She had a postcard trying to sum up what it is she does, with all of the companies' various logos included on it—and unfortunately, it just wasn't communicating all that SHE is and all that SHE does. Because let me tell you—what she does is amazing.
Today is the BIG REVEAL of GenTwenty's newest look! While it isn't their very first launch day (GenTwenty was founded in March of 2013!), it's still a launch day of their beautiful new brand—something to really celebrate!
Nicole expressed wanting to work with me all the way back in May (can you really believe it's been that long, Nicole?). I worked closely with her as I discovered the hearts and minds of not just Nicole, but all of the many amazing contributors of the GenTwenty blog. These girls KNOW what it's like to live life in your twenties. In their own words: Our tried and true advice about growing up and navigating the real world will help you define your goals, figure out what your next move will be, and have fun along the way. And seriously, you can tell all of the hard work and pointed advice that goes into the content of their blog.
We wanted to give GenTwenty a clean, classy look that embodied sophistication—but also a bit of fun. The yellow and teal pairing were perfect in communicating this, along with the font paring of a more traditional "gen" with a fun, hand-lettered "twenty."
I loved working with Nicole, and—as a twenty-something myself—can't wait to follow along on her incredible journey as her and the contributors of GenTwenty continue to help us as we make the most of this decade!
I first heard about Amber and her boutique, Beautiful and Beloved, at a conference. Her table full of beautiful items was too crowded with people for me to get close enough to her to chat—but I knew I loved what her boutique did and the amazing values it stood for—empowering former trafficking victims through the sale of their handmade items.
Then her boutique popped up right in my very own town of Palmer Lake! I followed her on Facebook and loved browsing the beautiful items and stories that would appear on my feed. One day, she announced a new ministry—reveal ministry. This ministry would be funded by Beautiful & Beloved's sales, and become a hub for those searching to live fully, love deeply, and find freedom through Christ—no matter what their pasts held.
I was sold, and I wanted to help tell the story of reveal ministry. So we sat down in her little boutique one morning, and over a delicious cup of coffee—talked about the the visual message of reveal ministry. Together we designed a logo and strong color palette, and then brought the brand into all areas of social media and web.
Yesterday I featured Erin Michael Dworak and her poem, Dig In. Today I want to share with you her life's work, The Writing Season.
Erin and I worked to develop a brand that expressed who she is and also represent what she does to teach others about writing.
The Writing Season is definitely Erin. Literally.
Being that I have so many writers dropping in on my site, and have some extremely talented clients whose writings I adore, I thought I’d invite some of you poetic writers to get in on the fun!
If you would like to have your poetry featured in the month of April right here on my blog, check out the details here and then send me a message letting me know! I know, I know… I probably should have started this process back in March. But who knew that April was National Poetry Month? (Probably most of you, I get it.) Depending on the type of response I receive, I’d love to feature two poets each week.
Beyond the month of April, I’ll also be looking at doing weekly writer interviews. So let me know if you’d be interested in that as well!
So I read this book...
...and it's AWESOME. It has challenged me in some crazy ways, so I encourage all of you creatives to grab yourself a copy. I discovered this book before I discovered "Steal Like An Artist," but that's definitely going to be my next read.
So at the end of the book, the challenge is, obviously, to SHOW YOUR WORK. I guess you could say that the moral of the story, the end of the day take-away, is that people are interested in your process. They're also interested in you being a real and imperfect human being. Showing your work, your process, and your failures (alongside your successes) makes you tangible, discoverable, and followable. So, that's what I'm doing!