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Simple ways to update your branding

In this post, you’ll find five simple ways you can update your branding aesthetic when you don’t have time for a full redesign. I also share a free downloadable Brand Blueprint to help you streamline your content creation.

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We’ve seen a massive shift in the past two years as the marketplace has become flooded with new, talented creators. How are we to be heard? What a digital brand needs to stand out in 2022 is discernment. In this post, you’ll find the guidance you need to elevate your brand’s presence, with simplicity. After […]

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Personality tests are more than fun indulgences. They are essential tools designed to help you understand your strengths, spot weaknesses, and differentiate your work. As the online world crowds, and it’s becoming increasingly challenging to stand out, personality tests for creatives are more crucial than ever. Overcoming a creative block Like many of you, the […]

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Take a break from looking at numbers, and shift your focus to people. This article offers tips on forging meaningful connections through storytelling, including prompts for you to use with your audience.

Want to grow your creative business audience? Take a break from looking at numbers, and shift your focus to people. In this article, I’ll share some tips on forging meaningful connections with our creative audiences through storytelling. Prepare to elevate your brand, while hearing some heartfelt tales along the way! Storytelling may be a buzz […]

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The secret behind this visual brand designer’s success // A interview with creative entrepreneur, Allison Burns, Allie Marie Design, from MichelleHickey.Design

The greatest secret to being a successful entrepreneur is also the hardest to execute: put in the time. In today’s insta-world, it feels like if we don’t see results immediately, that something must not be working. In this interview with Allison Burns, we learn that all of her wins came from playing the long game. […]

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A modern maker with a classic approach to design.

An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

I work with clients to craft everything from the ground up, establishing a strong foundation and energizing your visuals with meaning. Impactful content goes beyond what we see. We’re here to make your audience feel.

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