Archive for June, 2012

STUDIO PEEK / 05

I’m not gonna lie… I woke up at 10am for work today. My intern came at 11am and I had just finished eating. I have a good excuse though… I was up till 1:30am writing and re-writing my website copy. I made sure to have Tricia read it over this morning to make sure I wasn’t blabbering on and on….

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CURRENTLY INSPIRED BY

I ran across a few images this past week that reminded me of how I want to represent my own brand. This week I’m inspired by: • Pops of color • Green, Purple + White • Sharpies • Geometric Shapes top left – right – bottom left – r illustration This then reminded me of how my style has changed….

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BRAND LAUNCH: CHALKBOARD LIVING

I launched a blog a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with everyone. Tracey has been filling it with posts that have blown me away. View more full case study here.

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STUDIO PEEK / 04

This last weekend I got the opportunity to help out the Chicago Blogshop class for the SECOND time! It was nice to already know what to expect and I love hanging out with those girls, so win-win! On Monday, I got to switch roles and actually TAKE the Blogshop Video class. It was amazing! I can’t wait to put my…

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MAGAZINES

As I’m researching inspiration for my redesign, I’m finding myself drawn more and more to punchy colors with natural roots. I’ve always known I have loved the two separately, but not together. I think this research is allowing me to figure myself out a little more than I thought it would. Here are some more magazine clippings that really stuck…

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STUDIO PEEK / 03

Happy Friday! This was a fun week, and this weekend is only going to get more interesting. More on that below. I’m starting to realize how much I love designing food blogs. Maybe it’s because I get to stare at a Blue Cheese Burger at 9am… I think I finally settled on my new rebrand’s main colors. I’m going back…

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BRAND LAUNCH: AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

A blog that I designed and developed launched yesterday, and I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome. The project was a breeze, because our aesthetics are so similar. View the full case study here.

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STUDIO PEEK / 02

Last week was a weird week, this week was a chaotic week. And it’s not over, yet! I feel like I’m being put through a trial period and if I come out of it sane, then I should keep going. We’ll sees who wins. In other news, I was able to work on some really fun (but very challenging) projects…

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HOW TO BE AMAZING AT BEING YOURSELF

image source If you’re anything like me, you ARE your brand. For me, my name actually is my brand. After all, I’m selling myself and then I’m selling my services. A lot of my clients came to me because they liked my personality first and then they liked my designs, not the other way around. They started reading my blog…

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BRAND LAUNCH: J’ESS LA VIE

My most recent brand launch was for Jessica Matushek’s blog, J’ess La Vie. If you remember, I worked with Jessica and her husband, Peter, to update their photography business branding a couple months ago. Jessica came to me for this new project because she felt uninspired with her old blog and wanted a fresh new start. That included a new name,…

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