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Cheers! 🥂 It’s always good to celebrate wins, even if they’re small! ⠀ .⠀ It’s often easy to forget how far you’ve come when you’re always focusing on the next thing. ⠀ .⠀ I love the saying ‘remember when everything you ever wanted is what you currently have?’ ⠀ .⠀ What wins have you had so far this week?⠀ .⠀ I’ve had 3 new leads and started planning some exciting ideas about creating passive income in the future! 🙌
I used to think... hope... that someone else would come and "save" me until I finally realized and accept that no one was going to.⠀ ⠀ Or could.⠀ ⠀ I had to save myself.⠀ ⠀ I had to make my own life better.⠀ ⠀ I had to change the narrative of my own life. 🙏🏼⠀ ⠀ No one owes you anything -- and I know that's a hard pill to swallow (it was definitely hard for me 🙊).⠀ ⠀ I was so resistant to change, and I knew it.⠀ ⠀ But then I came to a crossroads... 👇🏼⠀ ⠀ I could either keep being miserable and stay in the vicious cycle, or I could make a change.⠀ ⠀ And so I made a change.⠀ ⠀ One change after another after another. (Some of you were here to witness that change. 😉 If we go way back, thanks for sticking around with me. I appreciate you. 💕)⠀ ⠀ I’ve hit setbacks, made mistakes, and questioned myself SO many times in the process.⠀ ⠀ BUT I kept going, because no one else was going to do the work for me and it was about time I stopped hoping that someone would someday.⠀ ⠀ Or that it would magically fix itself. (It won’t.)⠀ ⠀ Stop waiting for someone to save you.⠀ ⠀ The world doesn't owe you anything. Not even your parents.⠀ ⠀ But you owe it to yourself to make it better if you're not happy. And if you can read this, you have that ability. Stop disempowering and enabling yourself.⠀ ⠀ You know you’re meant for so much more. So why are you stopping yourself? ❤️⠀ ⠀ Finallllly set my ebook (“Become the Author of Your Own Life”) release date for July 15th!! So excited. 🥳
Many people don’t know this, but my biggest inspiration behind my design style is my creative family. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ My grandmother is one of the craftiest people I know and appreciates a more vintage style, which is why I always create designs that will stand the test of time. My father has always hand crafted anything we've ever needed built and my mother hand made our Halloween costumes, which is why my work has an artisan feel and hand drawn illustrations are important to me. Lastly, I gravitate to a more simplistic/modern feel, which is why my work always mixes the new with the classic.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What inspiration is built into your creative voice and story? Lets dive deeper than "nature," and "long walks." Think back to your childhood. What people/experiences shaped your story?⁠⠀
Champagne + Reese’s, the perfect pairing. Welcome details from N+D’s intimate Big Sur wedding.
I’ve been so busy trying to make time to get things done for my own wedding that is almost 2 weeks away (😱) that I’ve been forgetting to take photos of all the projects going out the door! Here’s a #wip of some fun abstract watercolor illustrations for a new invitation suite 🎨🌿
There’s nothing better than Farm Fresh Flowers! 💐 . These two watercolor paintings are available at sarahjanetart.com. Link in bio.
Concept for a non-profit spay and neuter clinic in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. It means a lot to me to be a part of this project and I can’t wait to see all the pieces come together. . Everything here has symbolism, from the dog silhouette who resembles the veterinarian’s own dog who she rescued in Mexico, the sun rising over the mountains representing the tropical climate and the idea of hope and a brighter tomorrow - for both the animals and people of the region, the little red flower is inspired by Mexican folk art. The cat reaching up symbolizes our interdependence, we need each other, we need animals and they need us. ✨
a color palette option for a current client // can’t wait to show more once we finalize the direction! here are some emojis that give a clue to what type of business this is! 🌱🧵🛏
Loving this pattern design for @kindredwedevents ✨⠀ ⁠⠀ Her brand is officially getting wrapped up and delivered today and it is so bittersweet. 💌⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I can't wait to see how she implements every little detail, but dang am I scared to be offboarding my last client until September. 😅⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sharing all the beautiful details of this brand tomorrow. So, stay tuned friends.⁠ 😘
It's been a head down & work hard type of week over here — but I'm excited to sneak out of the house... ahem, office tonight & head to @peanutbuttercreative Spread the Love event!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I used to think networking was just this icky, intimidating & not so fun part of business. But I've come to learn that if you shift your perspective & focus on just connecting with others, hearing their own unique story & continuing to grow that relationship AFTER the event, that's where the magic happens!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Plus it's good to you know, have face to face conversations with other people every once in a while.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What are your thoughts on networking? Love it or hate it? Any tips on making the most out of attending an event?
Throwback to that one time the logo we created for @taza (wayyy back in the day!) was on the luggage they created in collaboration with @target. SO super cool to see in person. :)
happy hump day ! needing a boba break right about now ~~ ( can i still call it boba if i never get the balls? 🤔 )
A little behind the scenes look at my brand documents ✨✨This page shows the break down of the logo with callouts explaining all of the choices and custom elements developed for this mark. When selling a design direction I find it’s so important to highlight every little detail for your client. Show them how you’ve thought of everything. Show them that your decisions aren’t arbitrary. A thorough presentation of these elements is the difference between a successful and rejected logo concept. . . . AndQuiteLovely Design Co. creates bespoke branding that is elegant, authentic and quite lovely. Get in touch to brand your business! @andquitelovely . . . #whitespacesummer #branding #brandingdesign #graphicdesign #graphicdesignstudio #logodesignservices #colourpalette #socialmediamarketing #colorpalette #brandingstudio #logodesign #logomaker #designstudio #logo #smallbusiness #fempreneur #womeninbusiness #graphicdesignervancouver #vancouvergraphicdesigner #yvr #sales #designinspo #designagency
Hello fellow entrepreneurs 👋👋 Are you just starting out and aren't quite ready for the time and investment for a fully custom brand—yet still crave a beautiful visual identity that will exude professionalism and attract your ideal audience? The Brand Boutique offers a collection of premium ready-made brands, designed to be niche-specific and ready to be customised to your business. ⌓ ⌓ ⌓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Each collection will give your brand a bespoke look without the custom price-tag and turnaround time. Each collection features the necessities for launching a new visual identity, including a Main Logo, alternate logo marks, colour palette, font system, social profile pic, and business card design. You can see the available collections in our highlights under "Brand Boutique." ⌓ ⌓ ⌓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let us know your thoughts or if there is a niche you'd LOVE to see as part of The Brand Boutique 😍 We'll be launching our next collection soon, so keep your eyes peeled. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a DM as well.
Some thoughts from my walk with Griffin today:  I think we often get swept up in 1) comparing ourselves to others and 2) feeling we need things outside ourselves to make our business better (or just make US better).  But what if we have everything we truly need inside ourselves? What if the tools/courses/checklists just help to teach us and enhance the unique gifts we've been given?  I believe that understanding how God put us together is the first step in being able to build an authentic and lasting business.   That’s why I love personality assessments like the Enneagram! It cuts out the comparison and makes things super practical by providing a framework to understand myself better and allow me to run my business with more clarity.  On the Enneagram, I’m a 9.  This tells me that I’m really good at relationships and seeing all sides of a situation, which is why I love 1-on-1 service-based work. But it also tells me I frequently say yes to too much and I can struggle with numbing (aka bingeing GBBO on Netflix) and feeling stuck when I'm stressed.   And as an introvert, I love diving deep with people but extended periods of time socializing leaves me feeling “peopled out."  Understanding all this helps me tailor my business to allow for projects that highlight my strengths and make room for alone time to recharge. It also helps me spot red flags easier so I can adjust course.  These things are all a part of who I am, and it’s not better or worse than anyone else. There’s nothing to compare—it’s just how God made me! And learning to understand and accept that is a lifelong journey.   If you haven’t taken the Enneagram test yet, please do! If you have taken the test, I’d love to know what your number is! . . . . . . . . #elevatecultivate #freelancelife #calledtobecreative #whitespacesummer #communityovercompetition #verilymoment #creativepreneur #thenativecreative #creativityfound #brandstylist #branding #webdesign #createdtocreate #creativewomen #makersandthinkers #capturemycraft #workfromanywhere #doitfortheprocess #theeverygirl #girlboss #bossbabes #slowentrepreneur #savvybusinessowner #mycreativebiz #branddesign #getbacktodesign 
To some, Wednesday’s can be a bit of a drag. Anyone get the mid-week burnout? That’s why I’m here to make your day brighter with 3 quick actions you can take to optimize your instagram to book out your services! Step 1: Consider changing your profile pic from a logo to your face or product (statistically customers are more likely to click), Step 2: Ensure your name includes what you offer (ex: Kris | Branding + Education - then people who search those keywords can find you), Step 3: Add your location in your Contact Options instead of your bio to save space in bio for the good stuff (edit profile > scroll down to contact options > add location there). ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Tell me, friend: Did this help you? Anything I could help answer for you?⁠
Another execution from my Carousel branding project: business cards. Staying true to the practicality-meets-whimsy brand, these are mostly straightforward and minimal in color on the front, but have a fun, interactive surprise in the coloring design on the back. Makes for a great connection to childhood, as well! . Carousel is a conceptual business for an ecommerce rental shop for event-based graphic apparel for kids. The coloring design is for mockup placement only, and it's from @crayola. . I'm sharing a full look at this project on my stories today, and will put it on my Branding highlight as well. Check it out! 👀 . . . . . #brandidentitydesign #branddesigner #visualidentity #branding #logodesigns #brandidentity #brandingdesign #thebrandingcollective #identitydesign #thebrandidentity #graphicdesigners #freelancelife #designinspo #girlboss #freelancedesign #mycreativebiz #creativeentrepreneur #smallbizowner #smallbusiness #creativelifehappy #communityovercompetition #midwestcreatives #thecreativegrid #intentionaldesign #elevatecultivate #fwportfolio #whitespacesummer #businesscarddesign #businesscards #businesscard
Today we celebrate two years and we’re sharing some of our biggest news yet! 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re growing - but not in the way you might expect. Come September we’re excited to welcome our baby boy or girl into the world! 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we launched Lagom Creative two years ago, being able to make a living while staying home to raise our baby(ies) was always the end goal. We have no idea what to expect or how our business will shift come September, so we’re keeping expectations low and planning on lots of time to rest, recover and love on our baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For now, we would love all the working-from-home mama tips & tricks - here👇🏼 or in our dms! #todayatlagom ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps. Keep on swiping to see what those fruit illustrations we shared a while back were for 🍉🍓🍋🍊🥝
This summer I’ve been trying to be so much more intentional with my time with my kiddos. Saying, “Yes” to the pool and to pure play/fun! Before I know it they will be begging to spend their summer days with friends instead of me😥. What fun summer plans do you have with your little ones??? This momma needs some laid back ideas. #momhumor #funnymoms #funnymom #momlife #momproblems adorable image shared from @loft212design . #loft212design . . #summervibes #yellow #branddesign #branding #identitydesign #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #creativeladydirectory #thatsdarling #simplicityindesign #pursuepretty #creativelifehappylife #designstudio #typography #whitespacesummer #logolove #illustrationart #logosai #logo #typographyart #typographylover #womeninbusiness #bosslady
Don’t let anyone tell you differently. 👏🏼
#windowboxwednesday to brighten your feed. Happy scrolling 🌸
I wish you could feel these through the screen! - Photo by @emilieanneszabo
Farewell spring, you’ve been glorious and I’m not sure I’m ready to let you go... it’s been so lovely this year! . . . Photo: @k.robinsonphoto #coloradoflorist #grandjunctionflorist #vailflorist #aspenflorist #whitespacesummer
A little Cabernet this #winewednesday 🍷 . Concept packaging for a South African wine brand ✨☀️🌿 . “Imvula” means rain in Zulu and Swahili and is a tribute to the rainfall that is imperative for the growth of the grapes and the South African wine industry. . . . #cleandesign #winelabeldesign #logodesigners #whitespacesummer #womeninbusiness #creativecommunity #designisinthedetail #bestofpackaging #winterwines #wineindustry #southafricanwine #rainfall #climatechange #winterfeels #redwine #branding #newbrand #branddevelopment #brandidentity #logodesign #supportsmallbusiness #freelancegraphicdesigner #brandingcollateral #visualidentity #graphicdesigners #creativeboss #southafricanwine
Another RIP option for the branding for @daveandacamera. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This option ended up being too casual for where we were going with his branding, but I will always love a hand drawn script. Manipulating typography and vectorizing sketches will continue to be one of my favorite parts of the branding process.
My life and business motto 👆🏽 • There have been and there will continue to be times in my entrepreneurial journey that just kind of suck. Times where a project didn’t go how you anticipated, or maybe you didn’t mesh well with a client, or maybe you just straight messed up. I’ve been there - plenty of times. And when you put your work and personal things out there on this platform, you’re allowing people to connect with you which is great, but it also allows them to judge you, make fun of you, disagree with you, etc. • I’ve realized in my wise (lol) 26 years of age that I’m not going to be everything to everyone and that’s completely okay. I’m going to continue to put my thoughts, work, and bits of my personal life on here because I’d rather live a life where I was true to myself than a life where I was trying to seek the approval from everyone else. #staybright
We’re onto day TWO of @creativeatheart , and I can’t wait to see what’s in store! 💗 Client work is on hold while I’m here, but the simplicity of this logo stole my heart a few weeks ago, and I can’t help but share it! Just envision these leaves in a pop of gold foil - I mean 😍⠀ ⠀ #logodesign #magnolia #whitespacesummer #wacosmallbusiness #branddesign
I am so excited to finally start sharing this series of brand marks I made for a local landscape lighting company: Pioneer Outdoor Lighting. Primary mark stands strong with a slab serif and eclectic elements for an updated but timeless style. There’s more to come, stay tuned! #branddesigner #logodesigner #branddesign #thisandthatcreativeco #brainerdlakesarea #brandmark #freelancewisdom #darlingweekend #thatsdarling #creativeladydirectory #bossladies #whitespacesummer #whitespacemag #minnesotacompany #smallbusiness #fwportfolio
My newest font pairing obsession. Schnyder by @commercialtype and Titling Gothic on Adobe Fonts.
Wednesday wishes.💚🌲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #loft212design ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pdxlove #branddesign #brandstylist #branding #identitydesign #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #creativeladydirectory #designfeed #simplicityindesign #fwportfolio #pursuepretty #designoftheday #creativelifehappylife #designstudio #typography #typographylover #weloveatl #visualidentity #castleberryhill #illustrationart #logolove #vectorart #logo #atlart #atlmakers #whitespacesummer #logoai
Summer is going by fast! Between trips, house projects, and work, it seems like it will be fall before we know it! My summer schedule is filling up, but I still have spots available for late August, September, and October. So if you’ve been thinking of working with me, now’s the time to reach out! Fill out the form over on my contact page to start the process! #iamtheeverygirl #workfromwherever #thebrandingcollective #handsthatmake #communityovercompetition #createcultivate #modernmaker #creatorslane #intentionalbusiness #dreamersanddoers #creativeladydirectory #psimadethis #thecreativegrid #fromwhereiwork #fwportfolio #whitespacesummer #theimperfectboss #slowentrepreneur #wearethecreativeeconomy #designlovefest #midwestcreatives #differencemakesus #madeiniowa #createyourhappy #heytheremaker #shopsmalllove #elevatecultivate #calledtobecreative #thefutureisfreelance #smallandmightybusiness
'Solitude Wellness' Logo Marks (Personal/Conceptual Project) - Aromatherapy/Essential Oil Brand
✖️ Here’s to hoping Summer is almost here finally... A time to slow down, take vacations and relax 🌞⠀ ⠀ However, if you are hoping to launch that new business before the holidays, now is the time to start 〰️ Don’t wait until the fall. ⠀ ⠀ We’re almost pushing into July start dates so message me and let’s chat. ⠀ 📸 . . . . . . #graphicdesign #branddesign  #logodesign   #logolove #visualidentity  #brandidentity #designfeed #graphicdesigner #whitespacesummer #illustration #handlettering #typography #lettering #type #font #lettering #handmadefont #branding #designinspiration #typeface #typedesign #typography #creatives #digitalart #livecreatively #creativedesign #creativepreneur #photoshop #logoinspiration #fwportfolio
Fictional logos, vol. VI
Have you ever noticed that the natural world around us is in a constant state of creation? As Elizabeth Gilbert would say, “That’s why it feels good when we make things, we’re in alignment with that energy.” (I swear to God this woman is pure gold. ✨)⠀ ⠀ But here’s the thing I noticed about the natural world: It isn’t always in bloom. In fact, its constant state of creation only works because has built in periods of REST, of deep seasons of unseen replenishment and growth, of trust in the world around it that it will be given everything it needs to bloom again. Pretty wise, huh? ⠀ ⠀ Noticing this, it made perfect sense that my favorite personal project to date, Botanic, was born in the beginning of my own season of deep personal investment, growth, and trust in the natural unfolding of my own process. ⠀ ⠀ As the Botanic tag line poured out of me, almost by a force outside myself, “Just As Nature Intended”, I was filled with the deepest knowing that right now I’m just where I’m supposed to be, just as nature intended. ⠀ ⠀ I’m excited to share the final brand story of Botanic in the upcoming months as I complete the styled mock up shoots, packaging, and send this project out into the world to run its own natural course. ⠀ ⠀ In the meantime, I’d like to open up a conversation around personal projects. Do you find value in them? Do you schedule them into your calendar or work on them more spontaneously when you’re feeling inspired? How have they benefited your business? Let me know below!
Double tap if it feels like your intelligence is being tested right now 😂🙋
With just a hint of the Kentucky Derby. 🐎 👒 . Here’s a little taste of what’s to come for this September wedding suite - custom anemone illustrations! The whole suite was sent to the bride yesterday & boy, what a beaut! 🥰
Lo que más me inspira siempre es la naturaleza. Ilustración botánica, coloreada en Photoshop :)
Give aways and collaterals are always fun to desing.⁣ ⁣ Who wouldn´t want a tote bag like this one with this cool illustration? 🙋‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Client: Schwandorf Tourismus ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Illustration: @wernerhotzel ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #wearetrc #madebytrc #theresponsiblecreatives #womeninbusiness #graphicdesign #MadeWithCC #agencylife #whitespacesummer #type #creativeagency #designdaily #brand #logo #inspofinds #branding #designspiration #brandidentity #tyxca #behance #mindsparklemag #entrepreneur #regensburg #welovedaily #TDKpeepshow #mindsparklemagazine #makersgonnamake #savvybusinessowner #welovebranding #howtostyleyourbrand #AdobeDesign 
Communication is everything 〰️ One thing I have definitely learned transitioning between design degree projects and real world projects is communication is everything! One of the absolute key aspects to all the things we do is smooth and clear communication. That’s why we always keep an open line! 🙌🏼 Where would we be without it?! . . . . . #graphicdesigner #brandidentitydesign #allinthedetails #processdesign #communicationiseverything #clearcommunication #clientgoals #createeveryday #communityovercompetition #nzcreatives #nzdesigners #creativesofinstagram #clientlove #worklifebalanced #getbacktodesign #brandcollateral #printdesign #creativewomen #whitespacesummer
Moodboard design for Urban Candles. Link in bio to see the complete branding process ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Available sources tagged (top left → bottom right) @marklchaves @brunnocervera Liset Verhaar Ake @jorge_floress
How’s everybody hangin’ on this Tuesday? 🌿 #lineandkindpaperco
did you call it a cootie catcher or fortune teller? 🤸🏼‍♀️
21 of 10,000 . What a surprise! I’m starting my annual MN lake series for the third summer. To kick it off, here’s Everett Lake ☺️ . . . #design #vectorart #designstudio #logoinspiration #whitespace #thatsdarling #minimal #designstudio #simple #graphicdesign #vector #graphic #logo #typography #simplistic #designinspo #type #designer #branding #branddesign #logoinspirations #lake #minnesota #whitespacesummer
We recently launched the website for @krwardrobedesign , but I’m just now getting around to sharing ❣️ clean, beautiful lines + simplicity inspired this site. I’m so very thankful for amazing clients who trust my process & collaborate with passion! If you’re a fashion lover, stay tuned, because Kristen will be posting her blog posts every Wednesday beginning tomorrow 💁🏻‍♀️
The past month has been rigorous to say the least, but filled with so many magical moments and so many great opportunities - both business-related and personal! So lots of my favorites this month have been about getting outside and savoring small moments of delight to balance out allllll of the tasks that have been filling up my to-do list. 🌿 . This next month, I'm planning for lots of thoughtful downtime to get big-picture and to figure out how to serve my people (you!) better. I recently heard someone describe their business as feeling like a runaway train until they took some time to step back, put systems in place, and better structure their time & the projects they took on. This feels like a fairly accurate analogy for where I'm at - although it's a gorgeous friggin' train! 🙌 . I've been blessed with a packed schedule these last ten months, and while I've tried to take time like this before, I always ended up scheduling projects on top of it - so in this season, I'm resisting the temptation to book up the summer, and am planning to use much of July & August to get things in better order, so that I can hit the ground running again with even better systems in place, more/better helpful content for you peeps, and an even smoother process for my clients! 🙌 Because you guys are the MOST amazing, and you deserve to get the very best I can give - and to have the most fun doing it!! SO pumped for what's coming!! ✨
Playing with shapes 👀
“Whitespace is like air: it is necessary for design to breathe.” ⁣ - Wojciech Zieliński⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ One of our favorite quotes - so good isn’t it? ⚡️
Since I was little, my dad has called me “Penelope” at very random times. There’s no reasoning or pattern as to when it happens, it just happens. And what’s hilarious, is that this client of mine has had the SAME thing happen with her dad, but with the name “Petunia”. So, she put that name to good use, and turned her 1971 VW Bus into a photo booth! I loved working with her on this project and I’m excited to reveal more in the coming weeks. Swipe for more of the @petuniathephotobus logo family!
Heatwave begins across Europe and all I can think about is ice cream... 🔥🍨 ~ What’s your favorite flavor?
it’s toast tuesday 😋!! what’s your favorite toast combo? 🍞🥜🍯🍎🍌
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