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Wanna know a secret? For the past 2 weeks, I didn't feel like writing a single IG caption. So I didn't.⠀ ⠀ Why? 🤷🏻⠀ ⠀ Because I was making things MUCH harder and more complicated than they had to be.⠀ ⠀ I was overthinking it. Does that ever happen to you? 🤔⠀ ⠀ You think, think, and then think some more. Until you realized that you've thought yourself out of the whole situation.⠀ ⠀ So this past weekend, I finally went to my local Starbucks and did all the things I was avoiding.⠀ ⠀ Well, most of the things if we’re being honest here. 🤪⠀ ⠀ I know that we all have a tendency to want things to be PERFECT (I felt that so hard these past 2 weeks), but here's the thing: messy action is better than no action. 👏🏼⠀ ⠀ So here's to showing up. Imperfectly.⠀ ⠀ How are you going to show up in your life and biz this week? Share all the deets with me in the comments below! 👇🏼⠀ ⠀ 📸: @kirsty_su
Spotted this wall right across the street from my house! Here’s another photo for perspective — my weaving is roughly the width of 2 Krystynas 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️. I’d love to create another large piece like this so hit me up if you’re interested!
City dwellers! What's your go-to sanctuary when the constant noise and endless crowds start wearing on your soul?⠀ -⠀ Here in New York City, we are blessed with 500+ acres parks and a few hush-hush *introvert-ing spots* along the East River waterfront. During the colder months, however, we like to duck into indoor sanctuaries like tea atelier @bellocq , tatami-laden tea room @floating.mountain and every @aesopskincare store in the city.⠀ -⠀ What cities are you all from, and where are your go-to sanctuaries?
Are you having a good Monday? Posting a video of my favourite illustration that I’ve done so far 😍😍 Inspired by the gorgeous @mayracarreno
Minimalism. It's a word that's been hyped up and misconstrued many times over.⠀ -⠀ Minimalism isn't about living in an all-white room or throwing away everything you own. It's about recalibrating your *focus*. In a world that is saturated with buzzwords and hashtags and advertisements for days on end, it's a highly subversive act to reject this excess noise and focus on your *essence*.⠀ -⠀ What is meaningful to you? Is it work? Is it family? Is it serving your community? Take some time this weekend to think about what truly matters to you, and let the rest recede into the background.
Why do we buy from our favorite brands over and over again? 🤔⠀ ⠀ Because we have and continue to have good experiences with them, right?⠀ ⠀ There's something about them that we absolutely LOVE whether it's the quality, customer service, design, culture, or something else.⠀ ⠀ 〰⠀ ⠀ Well, that's the same reason why our own clients come back (or don't come back) to us. 🙏🏼⠀ ⠀ It's all in the experience, as well as the feelings and emotions that come with it.⠀ ⠀ As consumers, we want to FEEL good. Inspired, empowered, and ready to take on the world.⠀ ⠀ 〰⠀ ⠀ Branding is all about how people perceive and us and our businesses. 💁🏻‍♀️⠀ ⠀ There's a reason why major corporations spend so much on branding, marketing, etc. every year. 🤷🏻‍♀️⠀ ⠀ Because IT MATTERS in the buyer journey and client experience. 👏🏼⠀ ⠀ As small business owners, it's crucial that we take our own branding seriously and provide a phenomenal experience for our clients and clients to be.⠀ ⠀ 〰⠀ ⠀ Branding is a pretty good (and smart) investment in you and your biz, but don't just take my word for it, here's what one of my recent clients had to say:⠀ ⠀ "I'm really happy with everything! I so appreciate you --- I would never have been able to put this all together so cohesively and professionally and even with the lack of direction I was giving you it is exactly what I wanted (even though I didn't know what I wanted...lol)."⠀ ⠀ Feeling like your brand is missing the mark? 🤷🏻‍♀️⠀ Tired of feeling all over the place with your brand?⠀ Or maybe you feel like you don't even have a brand.⠀ ⠀ Don't worry. I've got you covered. 🙋🏻‍♀️⠀ ⠀ Head on over to the link in my bio to schedule your FREE brand discovery call today and let's fix that. My branding prices are going up soon, so don't wait!⠀ ⠀ Schedule your call today and lock it in at my current rates. 😉⠀ ⠀ Know someone who's been thinking about rebranding their biz? Tag them below! 👇🏼
〰️ Details from my giant weave 〰️
Good morning, Monday! Starting the week off with a clean apartment and a big helping of coffee in this mug that’s the size of a bowl. Pretty happy about both. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lots on the to-do list this week including editing wedding photos, splicing together two films, and getting some new blog posts ready for you all. Who else also blogs more in the fall/winter?
As the seasons shift and the days grow shorter, it is natural for your focus to turn inward. While the rest of the world is gearing up on winter coats and pumpkin spice lattes, sink into this time of reflection and introspection. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to not only oversee day-to-day operations but to also tackle big, existential questions like: ⠀ -⠀ Why did you start your business? ⠀ Who is it meant to serve? ⠀ How does your business add value to this world?⠀ -⠀ Pro tip: try mulling these questions over while taking a walk down the block. Nothing like crispy fall weather to bring you some much-needed clarity ✨
And that’s a wrap! Proud to reveal my giant weaving at @goldleafsouthpark last night. My pop-up was such a fun experience and I’m looking forward to having more in the future 💪🏼. For the folks that don’t live in San Diego, my online shop is coming very very soon 🤗
**ALMOST** pop-up ready! I’m so excited to reveal this giant weaving that I’ve literally worked my buns off to get ready 😅. Come check it out at @goldleafsouthpark tonight! I’ll be there from 6-10pm. There will be also apple cider cocktails 🤗
〰️ GIVEAWAY 〰️ . Happy pop-up day! To kick it off I will be having my very first giveaway! One lucky winner will get this cute weaving, handwoven with wool and cotton fibers. . How to enter: 1. Like this photo 2. Follow @ninh_stagram 4. Tag your friends (Each comment is an entry) 5. Bonus entry if you post on your stories or feed and tag @ninh_stagram ! . Giveaway ends 10/27. Good luck ✌🏼
For those with a little bit of grit and a whole lot of charm
I have a BIG secret something going out to my email list on Sunday night! . Want in?!? . Click the link in my profile and sign up! 💛
Are you conscious about breathing❓ If not, right now it’s a good opportunity to stop everything that you are doing for a few minutes and just breathe🙃 I drew this illustration using @procreate inspired by the talented @vanessaandreah 🌿this girl is goals!! • • • • • #picame #illustration_daily #illustrations #illustrate #dribbble #illustrationhowl #brwnpaperbag #instadraw #womenwithpencils #instadesign #illustrateddoris #creativepeptalk #adobedrawing_flow #adobe #illustrated #illo #ballpitmag #procreate #illustration_best #thesenseofcreativity #artisticmoods #girlswhodraw #yogaposes #procreateapp #illustrationartists #womenofillustration #whitespacesummer #100daysofdrawing #aloyoga
This past week we celebrated the life of my grams. She was one of a kind, lively as can be, sharp, quick witted and above all a strong woman. - These excepts are from a paper my aunt had written about my grams titled “What Happens to Divorced People? One Women’s Success” The type of woman she was can’t be put into words, but these phrases come pretty close. - Beyond grateful for her legacy and the ripple effect of strong women she’s left behind 🖤
What does sustainability mean to you? @fil_studios is an awe-inspiring furniture studio located in the lush Aso highlands of Japan. Husband-and-wife team Syunsuke Anai and @rina_anai grew concerned about the cedar tree surplus in the region, and decided to open a studio where they make beautifully designed lifestyle products – ranging from furniture to aroma candles – that utilize local cedar trees.⠀ - ⠀ As the week comes to a close, we wanted to #throwback to a previous blog post about our favorite office fragrances and aroma oils – like the Ogunisugi cedar essential oils and copper tin pot-pourri from @fil_studios , pictured here.⠀ -⠀⠀⠀ Tap the link in our bio to see a list of our favorite small batch designers and makers from around the world that specialize in earthy aroma oils and fragrances.
This fall, I had the pleasure of collaborating with @austinandfowler on a refresh of their logo and visual brand. Minimalistic, sophisticated, and a beautiful blend of modern and classic... all the heart eyes over here 😍 . When we first sat down to discuss our direction, Steph shared with me that they didn't want to completely reinvent their visual identity -- in fact, they didn't hate their previous logo! 💁🏻But they were craving more polish, a refreshing and uplifted feel that they were missing, and cohesiveness across their brand. . We accomplished just that with not only a refined logo, watermark, and submark, but also a new distinct (and fun!) color palette, clearly defined typography styling, and brighter photography that emphasizes their positive, fresh, uplifting brand... and how they want to make their customers feel ✨ . Sometimes, it's the small things that make a big difference. Putting these elements and guidelines in place can do wonders for consistency in your branding. Love that Austin | Fowler saw the value in that and reached out so we could take things to the next level for them ♥️ . Give them a follow and check out their site to see how they used their new brand styling to elevate their online presence 🙌🏼 . Oh and P.S. Keep an eye out for their newly designed products coming soon too. Their bags are to die for! 🤩 . . . . . . . . . . . #alliemariedesign #fwportfolio #makersandthinkers #makersgonnamake #brandstylist #elevatecultivate #freelancelife #whitespacesummer #creativityfound #thatsdarling #creativeladydirectory #capturemycraft #theeverygirl #creativewomen #branddesign #gritandvirtue #calledtocreate #bandofun #mycreativebiz #tnchustler #ohwowyes #fueledwithheart #abmlifeisbeautiful #abmlifeishappy #thegramgang #smallbusinesslove #herestothecreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #createandcultivate #peoplescreative
My venture into entrepreneurism makes a lot of sense when you hear my background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My grandparents, while being school teachers, also decided that they would build and run a hotel. It seems that it was mostly my grandmother’s dream, but my grandfather went along with it and that’s where my father ended up living for much of his adolescence. Like something out of the Suite Life, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My father then grew up, went off to school to be an engineer, missed having a creative outlet (and living in the mountains) so badly that he pulled a 180, switched schools and started studying printmaking which ultimately led him to pottery. He’s been a potter and printmaker for 40 years now and his studio is a second home for my brother and I. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My mother has started several businesses, but most influential to me, she was a wedding photographer for most of my childhood. I’m still in awe that she could photograph an entire wedding on film back before digital was a thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when my brother and I both decided to become entrepreneurs, you’d think my parents would be thrilled, right? Well... not exactly. They knew how hard it would be, the extremely long hours we would work, and just the general stress involved with everything being on your shoulders. But they also had words of wisdom about business, clients, and the importance of taking time off. They faced it practically, with years of knowledge to back them up, but they also understood the importance of working at something you truly love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m honestly so grateful that I have a family that understands the ups and downs of my little business and that they have helped nurture this endeavor. It’s a wild ride, but I’ve got a whole team of people at my back cheering me on. And really that matters most.
Another weaving that’ll be available at my pop-up! I’ll also be dropping off its twin at @shop.current this week ✨
Feeling stressed? Is your face doing this 😵 right now?⠀ -⠀ Whether your week consists of standing on your feet or sitting in front of a screen for 10+ hours a day, remaining static for long periods of time takes a significant toll on your physical and emotional well-being. From apps that teach you how to meditate to phone notifications that remind you to stay hydrated, there are a myriad of wellness apps out there that aim to quell the negative effects of stress and overwork.⠀ -⠀ Head over to our blog to learn about our favorite wellness apps that we integrate into our work day to ensure that our hustle doesn’t impact our health.
Spent a large portion of my day updating the website. I think as a designer you never really stop evolving because of your ability to constantly generate new ideas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every little change matters which is why I spend multiple hours focusing on things others might consider “tiny” details 😝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #designstudio #freelancelife #heydesign #whitespacesummer #therisingtidesociety #thenativecreative #whitespacemagazine #makersmovement #womeninbusiness #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #liveauthentic #girlboss #creativecommunity #thelittlethings #creativepreneur #getbacktodesign #creativestudio #smallbiz #makeithappen #letsgetvisual #brandstylist #risingtidesociety #creativespaces #patterndesign #patterncommunity #floralpattern #flowerlover #flowersmakemehappy
Why can’t everything be designed as cool as vintage matchbooks? ✨
〰️ Pop-up prep 〰️
Penélope got a makeover! We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with one of our favorite illustrators and female entrepreneurs @wildehousepaper to give our signature collection a fresh new look. ⠀ -⠀ Wilde House Paper is a lifestyle collective & paperie based in sunny California offering bespoke artwork, ceramics and paper goods to the "modern minimalist that isn't afraid of getting wilde." Founder @meganheddinger is the one-woman show behind WH and continues to inspire us with her whimsical yet refined luxe style. ⠀ -⠀ Head over to the shop to check out Megan's work paired with our signature Penélope collection! We offer a growing collection of professionally designed print and web products – created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Visual style underway for a new branding deck. Moodboard's are our way of life. Hows everyone’s Wednesday’s looking?
Les comparto un lindo trabajo de Logo con estilo gestual ✏️ + Iso de marca que hice para una agencia de Mkt. La elección de la tipografía hecha a mano alzada y el sistema de 3 colores saturados fueron de la mano del concepto para comunicar acción, actitud positiva y flexibilidad de ideas! 🤸‍♀️💡💫 . . . #design #designer #graphicdesign #designspiration #logo #logodesign #logodesigner #brandingdesign #brandstylist #identitydesign #webdesign #illustrator #photoshop #calligraphylogo #bestofdesign #designerLA #brandingforcreatives #typographyinspiration #typographydesign #smallbiz #whitespacesummer #logo_source #logodesignersclub
Do you feel anxious often❓✨ A few people have told me that anxiety it’s “trending” and I don’t share the same opinion. I believe we are hearing more about it because people it’s feeling open to talk about this issue. I think it’s important to learn how to be conscious about stressful situations and what this is doing to our body so we can control our mind and body. I notice myself that from really early age I have to deal with it without knowing what it was, but thankfully it’s been two years since I got informed and since then, slowly, I manage to control my worries. • • • • • #picame #illustration_daily #illustrations #illustrate #dribbble #illustrationhowl #brwnpaperbag #instadraw #womenwithpencils #instadesign #illustrateddoris #creativepeptalk #adobedrawing_flow #adobe #anxiety #illo #ballpitmag #procreate #illustration_best #thesenseofcreativity #artisticmoods #girlswhodraw #portraitdrawing #procreateapp #illustrationartists #womenofillustration #whitespacesummer #100daysofdrawing
Yesterday for the first time in a while, I created just to create. And it felt SO good. Sweet Sarah, owner of @setandstones , has been so generous with her patience and kindness toward me, after putting our collaboration together on hold, due to my recent health issues. But today, I finally delivered these beauts to her. If you’re a lady, and you haven’t checked out Set & Stones, do yourself a favor and go! Ps @nordstrom just started carrying her line. Just sayin.
Timeless & Tasteful
DAY 76*sold*: Today this is a collage, tomorrow this will be a painting! 🖤 $25: comment SOLD to purchase 🖤 In one of my seminary classes we are studying the theological concept of regeneration, so collage has a little extra meaning at the moment. I love repurposing and giving new life to forgotten things.
Hey guys! Fall is amazing right now and I am loving checking off my fall bucketlist. 1. Pumkin patch 🎃 2. Halloween Cookies 🍪 3. Corn maze 🌽 4. Halloween Party 👻 5. Driving through the canyon 🍁🍂 What's on your list? . . . . . . . . #dailylogochallenge #branding #graphicdesign #logo #logodesigner #modern #modernlogo #modernlogodesign #whitespacesummer #logoinspirations #logoinspiration #creatives #brandidentity #brandidentitydesign
Aren't you glad we live in a world where there are Octobers? ⠀ -⠀ As we wrap a flurry of custom projects and premium printing requests come rolling in (you heard us right – check out our previous post!), we are reminded of the tight-knit nature of our growing community and feel grateful for the many entrepreneurs who entrust us with their brands.⠀ -⠀ In a world that is highly saturated with startups and personal brands, the best way to stand apart from the *many* others is to tap into your origin story. Why are you starting your business? What unique perspective do you have to share with the world? When we sit down with our clients, we don't just talk about marketing goals. We talk about life philosophies, defining moments, and how it all started.
It was an honour working alongside my good friend, Josh, to create the artwork for his latest single, Goliath. A beautiful and melodic song, that proves just how talented of a writer he really is. The artwork for this particular song was crafted using a linocut technique, carefully carving a simple block of rubber into an intricate, textured print. Check out his music on Spotify or Apple Music today! - Also, a big congratulations on the new position at Village Church, Josh! I’m so excited to see you continue to lead others to Jesus through worship! 🙌🏼
Starting on my last quarter of the 100 day project! To give you a little insight about me, this photo is kind of a self portrait. Organized chaos, paint everywhere and a lot of National Geographic. . . In high school we used to get most if not all of our ideas from these magazines. Our teacher had a thick stack of them lying around. It's where my love of photography became apparent to me. The images let me into another world, created motion and let me recreate a world through collage. This stack of NatGeo's were given to me by my grandparents and I'm glad I get to out them to use. . . Hello abstract collage, abstract portraits and landscapes. Abstract everything!! 🖤🖤🖤
Nothing could be more excited than working with client that love aesthetics too! It was fun discovering the brand with Cathleen from @discoveringdaly - a brand that tell stories on the discoveries of life! . — Your brand design should support your business. It help strengthen the relationship between you and your dream customers. Brand design your best friend! — . . . . . #ladyceos #bloggerdoitbetter #brandstylist #businessbydesign #entrepreneurlifestyle #femalefounder #smallbusinesslove #ladyprenuer #femaleentrepreneurs #thesocialsociety #creativebusinesd #thedulcelife #freelancers #womenonmission #posttheordinary #creativitymatters #branddesigner #creativechics #sayyestosuccess #societygal #ambhappylife #brandbrilliance #visualstorytelling #ladybizcrush #brandwithstyle #whitespacesummer #startupwomen #creativeempire #collaborationovercompetition #onlineentrepreneur
Shipping day! 📦 ⠀ -⠀ Our customizable business card templates were created with the intrepid entrepreneur in mind, and we're so excited to deliver these cards right to your door. We printed our business cards on extra thick card stock for those seeking a dignified brand presence and that extra "wow" factor.⠀ -⠀ It's time to get your pr*nt together! Head over to our shop to browse our growing collection of professionally designed print and web products, and don't forget to add Premium Printing to your shopping cart. We'll deliver your cards in these trusty little boxes, right to your door.
〰️love is abundant this season〰️ . Thinking about creating a series of these holiday inspired pieces using the same materials but in different patterns ❣️ . Available for purchase in my Etsy shop — link in bio! #rustandroze
Brand board para terminado para @ingriddisenadoradeinteriores ☺️👇🏻 . Un Brand board o ”Tablero de Marca" es, básicamente, la personalidad de tu marca aquello que la identifica en ella esta la paleta de colores, las tipografías utilizadas y los iconos, tambien pueden incluirse patrones o fondos y las formas como puedes emplear el logo. 😉 • #brandboard #logo #logotipo #logomarca #marcasbonitas #mujeresemprendedoras #pattern #flowers #creativeatheart #happy #inspiration #whitespacesummer #inspire #ilustration #ilustracion #diseñografico #createcultivate #women #enjoythelittlethings #font #designer #workspace #iamtheeverygirl #webdesigner #freelance #soydiseñadora #graphicdesigner #creative #emotie #emotiestudio
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