Monday, October 27, 2014

Working, Working, Working Oh and Trying to Graduate College

I'm so very sorry that I've been completely neglecting you all the last couple weeks. Attempting to Graduate college is far harder then I would have thought. Luckily though, I only have a few weeks left and then we'll be truly reunited again. xx 
Just a quick update on a few of the projects I'm working on :) Clever Magazine is well on it's way to being finished! I have a few ads left, a couple articles and another round of edits and then that'll be on it's way to the printer! 
I had a couple pieces up in a juried design / illustration show! Yay! And I'm making bunches and bunches of different kinds of packaging. So. Much. Packaging. The sneak peak there a dog food box that I'm rather excited about. 
Oh and not really something I'm working on, but I finally saved up & got a Kate Spade planner, yay! It's supposed to get here on Thursday, so ready your bodies to see all about it <3 

And I just finished up one of my three apps I'm designing /making for my senior show. Once I get my portfolio site up and going (very soon now!) I'll share a bunch more about all of these projects and more, but I just wanted to give you all a tiny update and look into what I'm making.
And I hope you'll forgive the crappy blogging for just a little longer. I promise, after graduation, I'll be popping up all the very best content and I have a couple surprises in store for you all! <3
I've missed you, though, my darlings. What have you been up to? xx

Monday, October 13, 2014

Daydreaming & Doodling Part 2

I'VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE. We've talked about how I want to work in the magazine industry, which is still accurate, however I've figured out that I want a bit more than that even. I want to write books, teach classes, create lines of products, etc. But above everything else, I want to create a glamorous lifestyle for women. I want to encourage and motivate. I want to work with women that work hard and like Chanel, and at the end of the day, they're as likely to grab a beer as a glass of wine.
I want to create a magazine where Photoshop beauty is a thing of the past and laughter and dirty jokes are encouraged. It's all really abstract but to the short of it, women inspire me and I want to give back to them.
 As a part two to the Daydreaming & Doodling series, I'm really enjoying slowly starting to piece together the perfect daydream. What do you think, darlings? What are you daydreaming about?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Three Tips to Starting Any Business

I’ve been in business for the last few years and I constantly get questions about starting, running & maintaining a business, especially while in school. (Sounds like a series starting to develop hm...)

I think that everyone starts a bit differently. But there’s one thing that’s always the same: they start.
If you’re thinking of starting a business, I have three bits of advice right off the top.

WRITE ALL OF YOUR IDEAS DOWN// I recommend a journal dedicated solely to business. Write your goals, no matter how big or how small. Abstract or concrete. I would just make sure you take that journal everywhere with you and write down everything. You have no idea when inspiration will hit you. And even if your goals or ideas aren’t tangible right this minute, they’ll come in handy later. 
FIND A SUPPORT GROUP// This one sounds a little ominous. But what people don’t realize is business can be really freaking hard. You’ll have days where it doesn’t feel worth it & then you’ll have days where you are on top of the world with excitement and promise and possibility. And you’ll need someone or multiple someones who can help you through & celebrate both. 
I personally have a very large support group, but my mother is my biggest supporter. I have cried with her, bounced ideas with her & squealed with her. I couldn’t do any of it without her. Support is the most important thing to starting and running a business. 
START // Just do it. Don’t fall down with excuses of why today’s not the perfect day to start. I don’t care if you don’t have this special technology thing that would make it just perfect or if you don’t have the space or if you need to get a little more know-how or any of that crap. It’s all crap & you know it. Don’t waste your chances & your passion on tomorrow’s crap. 
Today is the perfect day to begin.  
So go, bebes. Be business babes & take over the world. And while you're here, share a few of your dreams with us! I'd love to compile them for a future post!