2021 was a complicated year. I know that this year was hard for a lot of people and that it brought a lot of things from 2020 with it, and we will see those things brought into 2022 as well. But it was also much more freeing than 2020, the rollercoaster that it was brought a bit of fun into the mix.
I want you to know that it’s okay if you’re still catching your breath from these last couple of years. It’s been a rocking ride, for some more than others. So celebrate the moments of accomplishment twice as hard as a normal year.. because this was not a normal year.
Through it all, 2021 turned out to be a big year for us here at Quill & Co. I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Brand Clarity Academy has grown so much this year. We decided to revamp the course in July and launched again in August. After having the course for a year and hearing your feedback we made some adjustments. I never planned to create a course, but man I’m so glad that I did!
Seeing how this course has helped so many people across the world in just this one year has been surreal.
Algeria | Andorra
Argentina | Australia
Austria | Belgium
Brazil | Cambodia
Canada | Colombia
Costa Rica | Czech Republic
Denmark | Finland
France | Germany
Greece | Hong Kong
Hungary | India
Indonesia | Ireland
Italy | Japan
Lithuania | Malaysia
Mauritius | Mexico
Netherlands | New Zealand
Panama | Philippines
Poland | Portugal
Puerto Rico | Saudi Arabia
Singapore | Slovenia
South Africa | South America
Spain | Sweden
Switzerland | Thailand
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Kingdom \ United States
Last year I was working on new branding for Quill & Co and early this year I launched the new website. It’s crazy looking back at the old website! I’m a strong believer that a designer needs to have strong branding for their self in order to offer design services for other brands. Just look at the comparison of the two websites, while I was so proud of my first website, this new site is so much more refined and professional.
The Edit is our bi-weekly newsletter to keep you up to date on all things Quill & Co plus a few fun extra elements (Such as a fun drink recipe and two things that I am currently loving.)
As an awkward introvert that likes to hide behind her computer screen and design pretty things, bringing on full time support to Quill & Co is probably what pushed me the most outside of my comfort zone this year.
In April hired on our Design and Marketing Assistant : Rachel.
In October hired on our Operations Assistant : Alivia
And holy crap, I’m so glad I did! Both have been such an amazing addition and I’m so happy to have them supporting Quill & Co.
In June, I launched a 1:1 mentorship for other designers. I had so much fun supporting other designers in a more intimate and hands-on way. I loved our bi-weekly calls and it was such a joy to review their work and really get in the trenches of their business with them. I’m hoping in 2022 I’ll be able to expand Brand Magic Mentorship.
I have been wanting to host something big for awhile now, and now that I have a team to assist with that… early next year we have something big coming that you are not going to want to miss. Just know for now that it includes some of my favorite designers. 😏
With having a team now we are able to put out more content, so we set a big goal of launching a website template every month! So far we have kept that goal with the launch of Jolie & Jasper, Brick & Batten, and Sage & Spritz. We have more coming and can’t wait to see how people choose to use them!
We are so proud of the website templates we have put out… but what makes us the most proud is seeing what you create with them! 😍
We wanted to highlight a few of the recent websites created from our website templates in 2021: