welcome to

The Michelle Hickey Design Blog

In the archives, you'll find over 100 articles, videos and resources to help you create and share exceptional work online. I hope it inspires you to go make something beautiful.

Keep learning. Keep growing.

the latest

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.

read post

I’m Michelle.
A modern maker with a classic approach to design. Ever in search
of beautiful typography and
baked goods.
TOp categories
Get your Digital Brand Blueprint
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. […]

Read More

Graphic designers have their choice of projects: branding, websites, signage, social graphics, and so on. However, not every job brings the creative fulfillment we dream of. Most of us have been forced to give up our artistic desires in the name of paying the bills at one time or another. But with a little creativity […]

Read More

A step by step tutorial on how to design printable art, using BeFunky — a free online graphic design program. // From MichelleHickey.Design in partnership with BeFunky.

This step-by-step tutorial on how to design printable art is sponsored by BeFunky, and compensation was received for my time in developing the post. All thoughts, ideas & opinions are my own.  When you’re just getting started in graphic design— and your online business, your resources are stretched thin. You might not have the time or […]

Read More

A collection of brush script fonts and typefaces for all of your graphic design, DIY, or blogging projects. Most of these fonts families are under $20 and come with swashes, alternate ligatures and extras! // Roundup from MichelleHickey.Design

Brush Script Fonts are all the rage at the moment, and it’s kind of hard not to fall in love with every single one of them. I don’t know about you, but I am super grateful that hand lettering artists have shared their talents in creating these typefaces. When hand lettering became a big thing […]

Read More

A collection of script fonts and calligraphic typefaces in a broad range of styles for all of your graphic design, DIY, or blogging projects. Most of these fonts families are under $20 and come with swashes, alternate ligatures and extras! // Roundup from MichelleHickey.Design

There are enough script fonts and calligraphic typefaces out there right now to overwhelm even the savviest graphic designers. When it comes to identifying my favorite fonts, let’s just say it’s a rotating selection. I’ll be the first to admit that I develop new typeface crushes almost daily. You can’t blame a girl when it […]

Read More

Is it possible to make money designing printables? You betcha! In this article, I share some of the ways I’ve made money in my printables-based business. When I shared my first printable, I did it to thank my readers (all ten of them at the time) for showing up and supporting me. Little did I […]

Read More

Have you been wondering how to create printable designs that you can share and sell online? Read on for my step-by-step guide! Printables, or print-yourself designs, as many of you know are the backbone of my business. I give them away to my awesome readers on my blog, I sell them online and I convert […]

Read More

It’s our lucky day, font lovers (again). There’s a brand new bundle of awesome fonts that has just been released from my friends at Design Cuts, and every time they do, I want to throw a party. This collection comes with 33 fonts, in a variety of styles to keep you covered for whatever project comes your […]

Read More

In case you missed it, last week I took the leap into recording my first video. Not just any video. A live recording, where people had the ability to comment, chat and potentially call me out on my obvious stage fright. Nothing like jumping in head first, right? I’ve joined the ranks of many bloggers and […]

Read More

on the air

A Podcast for Creatives

Join me and my friend Steve King for a bi-monthly discussion about the complex, messy and beautiful experience that is being a creative.

LIsten in


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.

About me

A dash of inspiration

Every Wednesday, I send a short email to subscribers, encouraging you to keep creating art and sharing the things that are inspiring my work. 

Sign up to receive it for free.

Receive a list of fifteen ways to unlock your best ideas for free when you subscribe.


Design. Champagne. Books. Travel. Film + TV. Scenes from my kitchen. And cats.