Never Too Early to Learn Kindness

I’ve been a “fan” of the Gentle Barn for years now, following their incredible stories of rescue on Facebook, it’s one of my goals  to visit Gentle Barn in Los Angeles in the next five years. So, when Dudley’s story started on Gentle Barn’s facebook page about two years ago, I was glued to my…

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2016 Vision Board

I love my vision boards. I’ve made one each year for the past five years, and while some years it has proven more effective than others, I still enjoy taking the time to plan out my goals for the year. Let’s look back at 2015: Left to Right, Top to Bottom:1. Create and preserve more…

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5 Interview Tips for Graphic Designers

We recently hired a new graphic designer at work, to help take on some of the design workload since I became digital marketing manager. It was interesting, coming from the “other side” as a hiring manager, you can see so very clearly what employers are looking for when making a hire. Finding a great graphic…

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What Parenting Has Taught Me About Marketing

Or, how your customers are just like a three year old. The same principles that you use to convince a toddler to eat their vegetables can also be applied to content marketing. 1. Get to the point and it better be interesting. You have a grand total of about 3 seconds to grab the attention…

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Friday Finds :: Sea Turtle Pendant

Handmade crafts have a special place in my heart. Even though I studied industrial design, which is all about designing products that can be manufactured in bulk, I really love the personalization and care that goes into crafting a single product. Omerica Organic is an environmentally conscious, Denver-based shop that crafts beautiful jewelry pieces out of…

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Why I Need to be a Working Mom

After almost 7 years of freelance work, I started a full time job back in February. I think I shocked quite a few people when that happened, myself included. But after five months of this change, I can confidently say that it was the best decision I could’ve made. Here’s why. I’m not fit to…

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (of Design Agencies)

Been hearing horror stories of people dealing with design agencies lately, and since it’s Friday the 13th, this seemed like the perfect day for a post like this. I’ve been wanting to write on this topic for a long time, and now that I’m moving on from freelancing/running a small design agency on to a…

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Three Hobbies

I came across this image on Pinterest last week and it really resonated with me. Since my word of the year is “passion,” I thought this would be a great place to start. After some thought, here are my three hobbies: One to make you money: design + photography My love/hate relationship with design and…

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