To go along with the new brand for our Designer Retreat, Erika (from and I partnered to build a custom website. If you missed the launch of Anima Collectio, you can go read about the brand and how it all started here in this other blog post. The Beginning of Website Design Erika and […]

Design, Websites

Website Highlight: Anima Collectio

Another Harry Potter inspired brand. I am a very BIG Harry Potter fan, so I thought it was fitting to create a passion project from this. Padfoot is a fictional character in Harry Potter–the nickname of Harry’s uncle. Inspiration for Padfoot Outdoor Adventure Thinking of Harry Potter’s uncle being an Animagus (a wizard who can […]

Design, Passion Projects

Passion Project: Padfoot Outdoor Adventure

My nephew inspired Xavi Baby. At the time I made this, he was growing too fast, and has ALWAYS been active. I thought that a children’s clothing company would be fun to brand as kids grow like crazy, and there could be something fun and unique to this type of brand. About Xavi Baby My […]

Design, Passion Projects

Passion Project: Xavi Baby Clothing Boutique

My nephew Oliver, inspired this passion project. He is a wild and adventurous little one. And I know his life will be full of new adventures. Oliver’s Adventure Background Building out this brand, I decided to make something that would fit with an outdoor adventure company. Some business focuses on taking people on adventures they’ve […]

Design, Passion Projects

Passion Project: Oliver’s Adventure

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then you’ve likely caught onto the name of this passion project, as the names of Harry’s parents. As I mentioned in a previous post, I love to pull inspiration from things around me, and this idea for a videographer came from Harry Potter. Background on the Brand […]

Design, Passion Projects

Passion Project: Lily James Film

One of the things that I’ve found helpful in slower seasons—or really if I’m overworked—is to create some passion projects. Something to pull me away from client work, and just create to have fun! I put on some music or a good podcast and sketch up some logo ideas and then build them out in […]

Design, Passion Projects

Passion Project: Miss Natasha’s Studio

Are you curious how I get from point a to z in designing?⁠⁠ Well, let me show you! ⁠⁠ One of the biggest helpers in creating a mood board. ⁠⁠ What is a Mood Board? A mood board is just a fancy way of saying a document that has all the inspiration on it. I […]

Branding, Design

What’s A Mood Board and Why I Make Them For Brand Clients

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 […]


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?

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