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Like any small business, running a design business comes with its own ebbs and flows in inquiries. Some months you may get a ton of people ready to invest in your services, and other months may be quieter. It’s highly likely that these slumps in outreach have little to do with you and your work […]

Creative Cash Infusion Ideas for Designers

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Creatives are constantly sharpening their skills and arsenal of tools, and as brand designers in particular typography is one of the important ones. A favorite component of branding for me personally, good typography can truly make or break a brand’s vibe — especially when it comes to life on a website. I find it to […]

Finding Fonts: The Best Free & Paid Typography Resources




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Inside my head can feel really messy sometimes, so in order for me to stay sane two things need to always be organized: 1. My house 2. Quill & Co. HQ. Without some semblance of structure in both these places, I start to feel all over the place and usually end up not being as […]

Stay Organized With Notion: Inside Quill & Co. HQ




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2020 was a hard year for all of us but there were still moments worth celebrating. I think it’s safe to say that every single one of us had an eye opening year, that split us open, and helped us learn a lot about the world that we live in. What I want you to […]

My Year in Review: 2020




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Time Management — a hot topic for entrepreneurs and extremely important for thriving as a small business owner. At times it can feel like everyone and their brother has a strong opinion on time management and what works best. But just like anything in business, a strong time management system is very personal and comes […]

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs




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brand strategy crash course

What is brand strategy? You’ve probably heard the term brand strategy thrown around quite a bit. But everyone seems to have a different definition of what it means and the term is actually miss-used quite often. So before we dive into all the details, first let’s define what brand strategy actually is.  Here’s the definition […]

4 Reason Why Designers Should Be Hosting Brand Strategy Workshops




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Brand Strategy

Welcome to the confusing, incredible, too-on-trend world of “branding”. It’s kind of a sh*t-show at the moment. (Just the phrase brand strategy is overused and misunderstood. Like everyone has a totally different definition of brand strategy and some designers even use it to just mean “hey, I put some thought into your branding.” But frankly, […]

Brand Strategy: What the *bleep* does it even mean?




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Showit website templates vs. Custom design

Should I buy a Showit website template or invest in custom design? I get asked this question all the time either on Instagram or on potential client and calls and I wanted to give you my 100% complete honest and unbiased feedback. There is a need for both Showit website templates and for custom design […]

Showit Website Templates vs. Custom Web Design




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Font Psychology : Brand Fonts

Switching a font out in your brand fonts can make a huge impact on what your brand communicates to your audience. The typography that you use with your brand and website will create an emotional impact with your audience and you want to make sure it’s creating the kind of emotion and connection that you […]

Brand Fonts Psychology: Choosing brand fonts that connect with your audience




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It took me years to realize I wasn't clear on who my brand was, what my values were, or which ideal clients I wanted to notice me. I want to save you that time.

It's a struggle to stand out in a sea of sameness. But I believe, it doesn't have to be that way. I believe that you deserve a brand that speaks to your dream clients, that makes you stand out and has an original feel that captures your story & mission.

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