It’s the thrill of a new venture. The excitement of finally taking that bold step. That new book smell – if you will. Starting your own business is in fact a very exciting and thrilling task. So much so that it’s easy to lose focus on what steps we need to take or what foundations […]

What you MUST do before branding your photography business

When Jessica of Crossed Keys Estate came to me, she was tired of the outdated logo that had been passed down along with the business. “We are fun and no bullshit but we run a really elegant and beautiful venue that caters to a laid-back feeling while still delivering on the traditional, pretty, and elegant […]

Identity for Crossed Keys Estate

Recently while surfing good ol’ time-stealing Facebook, I saw a post in one of the groups we follow. This post was asking for recommendations for Web Designers. They just couldn’t seem to find a designer that had the style they wanted. They didn’t want to work with someone who “could” design it that way if […]

Finding a Designer That Fits Your Style (is easier than expected)

It is a pretty great feeling having a new brand for your business that finally encompasses the vision and direction you want to take it. It’s beautiful, professional, and unique to you and your mission. It attracts your dream clients, and now you can speak directly to them with confidence. But, now what? Phasing Out […]

New brand. Now what?

It’s such an honor to be approached by young and upcoming designers who are asking for advice or mentorship. The fact that I am at a stage in this business where I can offer my knowledge is a blessing and something I am so thankful for. I’ve compiled a collection of the most asked questions […]

Advice From a Self-Employed Graphic Designer

It’s a crazy world out there! Recently in the designer community we’ve been seeing case after case where artwork was STOLEN! Cue Sherlock! With the freedom of the internet comes the chance of things being stolen. It’s easy. It’s aggravating. And the last thing we want you to experience is being ripped off. So here […]

What to look out for when hiring a graphic designer