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How to start an email newsletter in 2023

In this post, you’ll learn how to start an email newsletter that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to create — one you’ll be excited to send and that your subscribers will look forward to receiving.  Starting an email newsletter may be something that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time. If that is […]

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A modern maker with a classic approach to design. Ever in search
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Email is still the best marketing platform, but are you catering to a 2023 audience? Here are tips for designing an email newsletter your readers will look forward to opening. As a long-time internet creator, I feel I’m constantly defending the original platforms. Blogging isn’t dead! Bring back the old Instagram! Email marketing still rules! […]

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Is online marketing without social media an impossibility? In this post, I share alternate ways to promote your business while staying off the feeds. I can’t tell you how much I miss the early days of sharing content on the internet. A specific moment from 2011 has stayed with me, and it’s a perfect representation […]

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Are you a creative business owner who has been struggling with converting email subscribers to buyers and lifelong fans? In this blog post and video, Michelle shares an underutilized strategy that you can use to increase your odds of making a connection. If you have an online business, you’re probably getting really sick of hearing […]

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Whether you need help developing your brand's aesthetic, or scroll-stopping visual content, I'm here to help you and your business stand out in the digital space.


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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