11 Tools and Resources that Revolutionized My Design Business

Hi friends! I get a lot of lovely ladies/ gents/ uber-talented aspiring designers reaching out to me via my Instagram and email with questions about my process and how I’ve grown my business. I decided that it might be useful to compile all of my go-to resources for education and simply running my business in a blog post for super easy reference. I hope that these tools and resources help and empower you to navigate your processes and grow your biz, too!

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Uplevel your Life and Business through Vision Boards

You have probably already breached the topic of vision boards in your day-to day conversations or personal podcast consumption. For me personally, I have been really interested in learning about and implementing mindfulness and manifestation practices over the past year of my life. This newfound interest may have had something to do with living in Asia (crazy mindful and peaceful cultures compared to home in Canada!) for the past year of my life. Now that I’m home in Canada for a brief spell, I’m trying to be super intentional about keeping up the good habits and practices that I began implementing into my life during my time abroad.

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How I Use Positive Mantras to Improve my Business and Life

I recently started a series of graphics on my instagram where I share a “positive business mantra” of mine and expand on it in the caption. By series, I mean that I’ve done two so far, but HEY- I have every intention of continuing this as I really enjoy it- and my followers seem to be also. (I mean they can’t all be my mom posing on fake accounts, can they?) Trigger warning: mega cliche sentence incoming: it is so easy to get caught up these days, with social media and what not. Ha. But seriously, when you’re a solopreneur, the lines between business and personal get blurry. In some cases, the two worlds just plain meld in to one another.

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How to Find Your Design Style as a Graphic Designer (5 tips)

I’ve always been someone who lives life in the middle of two extremes concerning my personal style. I’m a really weird mix of being the girliest-most-rose-tones-loving human you’ve ever met and simultaneously baggy t-shirt-adoring and often shopping from the mens section. I freakin’ love men’s t-shirts and don’t really care what anyone says about it! I think my style is a lot like my personality (I don’t know if this a weird parallel to draw) but I’d say I’m pretty much the marriage of relaxed and chilled out AF and like, mega excited about most things.

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The #1 Key to Good Brand Design + what to look for in a designer

It seems that ever since my design career has come to fruition, everyone I meet (and their cat) is a graphic designer or works in the creative world. To be honest, I love it. It reminds me of when I bought my beloved 2002 VW Jetta and slowly began to nearly exclusively see other silver Jettas on the road. And damn, I loved that car- shout out to Ruby. (Yes, I had a silver car named Ruby; this is a judgement free zone.)

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My 7 Step Sought After Moodboarding Process

I’ve received a fair amount of comments and compliments on Instagram on my moodboard sharing posts. I’ve even been asked where I get my templates (BLUSH)- the secret’s out- I don’t use templates! Dun dun daaaa! Don’t panic though. I’m here to walk through you step by step how I create curated and creative moodboards for all kinds of brands and projects, so you can take my process and apply it in your own business or life!

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