Design

I had the pleasure of connecting with Cherlyn, the owner of Beauty Beyond the Crown™ earlier this year on some design work. Cherlyn reached out to me because of our “previous work (portfolio) posted on the main website, quick response time to my inquiry, and reasonably priced services. Once I met with Maggie for our […]

client projects, Design

Design Work Highlight: Beauty Beyond the Crown™

Let’s get honest for a second. Not everything works out the way you plan. And even being in business, I can attest that some of the projects I began working on ended before a finished project was produced. While I will keep those project names hidden, I will share some lessons I learned from these […]

Design

Case Study: Projects That Didn’t Go As Planned

Can I tell you a secret?🤫⁠⁠Holding on to projects thinking you’ll get around to them one day, can stop you from chasing your dreams. ⁠⁠⁠⁠You aren’t meant to do everything alone. You can’t possibly do it all yourself. We were designed to work together and help each other⁠⁠.⁠⁠It’s the same thing in business, you can’t […]

Branding, Design

Should You Outsource or DIY Your Design Project?

Portland Website Designer Woman Writing

Wanna hear a fun story? I was scrolling through Facebook in late 2020 and saw an old friend from summer camp share that his wife was starting a new business. I decided to comment “congratulations! If she needs any help with marketing, let me know!” I kinda threw it out there. Not really thinking much […]

client projects, Design

Brand Highlight: Pandemic Academic Tutoring

I’m here to help you save some time and money⁠⁠⁠⁠Yes, you read that right! ⁠⁠⁠⁠If you’ve ever thought “Should I hire a Graphic Designer for this or do it myself?”⁠⁠ Then keep reading👇🏻⁠⁠⁠⁠ When to Hire Out? First, think about what you are wanting to make. Is it going to be a lot of detail […]

Branding, Design

Should You Hire a Designer or DIY?

⁠⁠A logo won’t fix a problem. ⁠⁠ And a brand isn’t just a logo. ⁠⁠ There I said it.⁠⁠ Building a logo isn’t the only thing you need.⁠⁠ It is part of what you need in your branding, but it is not the ONLY thing. I see a lot of people asking for a designer […]

Branding, Design

A Logo Won’t Only Cut It

Who said working with friends is hard?!⁠⁠I had the ABSOLUTE joy of working with my best friend Sarah @hello.clutter this summer on two projects.⁠She had won a giveaway I hosted and we started to work on two custom PDFs for her clients. ⁠A welcome guide and a guide for onboarding new clients. Sarah let me run with […]

client projects, Design

Brand Highlight: Hello Clutter

Did you see this glow up???⁠⁠ ⁠⁠One of the most surprising networking places for me has been Facebook Groups. I joined a Mom’s Facebook Group earlier this year and just started to engage on the page. Then I saw a mom boss inquiring to the page if there were graphic designers who could help with […]

Branding, Design, featured

Brand Highlight: Ashley’s Tasty Bits