Moodboard | Curated by Rowan Made

Hey you guys! Remember a few days back when I talked about kicking those excuses to the curb? ( Thank you for all your sweet responses about that by the way. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. ) – – Well, about two months ago, I started quietly working towards one of my goals. My back was at it’s worst, I had too much work, and was desperate to make things better. I had always planned on expanding my design studio, Rowan Made, beyond just myself. I just didn’t think it would happen so soon. ;) So in the midst of chaos and stress, I did something that OLD Bre wouldn’t have done. I brought on a new team member! Old Bre would have waited for the chaos to subside. Silly. So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Rowan Made’s newest designer : Brianna Burton!!

I’ve gotten to know Bri online over the past few years and truly respect her eye for design. In a lot of ways, we’re kindred spirits. So amidst the chaos of stress and decision of adding somebody new to the mix, bringing Bri on board was an easy decision. And as fate would have it, she wrote this post on her blog the day before I emailed her. I was looking for some extra help. She was hoping to freelance more and eventually take her own leap. Good timing. ;) Bri will be a contract designer for Rowan Made and have full say over the projects she helps with. I’ve been a huge fan of this “no employee design team” method ever since hearing about it on Ghostly Ferns awhile back. If that phrase doesn’t sound familiar, feel free to click through this link to get the gist of it. Kinda cool, ehh??

This moodboard is for the first project Bri has been helping with. We are working with an event + floral planning business that is aiming for a brand presence that is wildly lovely. For that, we’ll be merging feminine elements with timeless touches, creating a balance between the two. More on this one soon! I have a feeling it’s going to be good.

PS. The website for Rowan Made is all coded. Woop! The only thing left is to get all of the portfolio photos in place, which is more of an undertaking than one may think. It’s coming along, though, which is good news. I’m hoping to launch everything sometime in early September, once the craziness of this whole wedding thing calms down.

  1. Yuni says:

    First of all, that is a pretty moodboard! Second of all, welcome Brianna! (Hey…you two even have similar names! Haha). Anyway, looking forward to your future project. Good luck, guys! :)

  2. molly yeh says:

    this mood board is HEAVENLY! and congratulations to you and bri!!!

  3. Jamie says:

    Such an elegant moodboard!! AND how exciting!!! congrats on this huge next step! I have been following Bri’s work for a while now and am excited to see even more of her work!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Congrats!!! Excited to see what you two come up with!!!

  5. Brianna says:

    Yay – and thanks! Im blushing. So glad to be a part of the team. Can’t wait to see the Rowan site up and running, I bet it’s gorgeous :)

  6. alicia says:

    Yay, Bri is awesome. I got a chance to meet and chat with her a little bit last year at designervaca. Your guys will make a killer team, can’t wait to see what you all design!

  7. jensen says:

    Yay for breaking out of comfort zones and tackling goals! Welcome, Bri!

    PS. that mood board is so, so good. can’t wait to see the finished product :)

  8. lucinda says:

    this moodboard lifts my heart to all kinds of new hights – i’m sure whatever event + floral planning business you are working with is going to love the end result.
    and GO YOU for embracing the *new bre* and having the foresight to take on a new creative BEFORE things got too chaotic. i just know you’ll make a brilliant team.

    • breanna says:

      Thanks Lucinda. ;) This moodboard makes me happy, too. So peaceful / free / pretty. Gotta love that. And I’m glad I listened to NEW Bre, although I felt a little crazy doing so. All is good now!

  9. Liz says:

    It’s so exciting to see your progress over the years. It’s so inspiring and I can’t wait to see what you both create!

  10. Kercia says:

    Congrats, Breanna and Brianna! That’s so great that you recognized what your old self would have done and decided to go ahead admist all the chaos and just go for it! As always you’re such an inspiration – keep going after those dreams! I can wait to see how you both keep growing!

  11. Jamy says:

    Congratulations Bre! Rowan Made is such an inspiration. Sending Santa Fe healing powers your way, I am so glad you are feeling better. xo.

    • breanna says:

      Thank you Jamy!! Always puts a smile on my face to see you stop by. Hope all is well! :)

  12. Laci says:

    Congrats! You truly are awesome!

  13. Angela says:

    This is so great, congrats on taking the leap towards growth! I’m in the same boat and chatting with a couple ladies to help with projects. It’s good to hear others experiences and how the go about working with other designers. Keep up the great work!

  14. Sara says:

    Love your blog so much but eeek – would love to see credits for those images esp since one was an exclusive feature on my blog. Congrats on your awesome news though – that’s major!

    • breanna says:

      I’m so sorry, credits in place!! Thank you for letting me know about the image from your blog.

  15. Stacia says:

    Congrats on the new team member! I love this mood board. So beautiful and inspiring! Can’t wait to see what the finished result is. :)

  16. Sarah says:

    Awesome, congrats to both of you! Thats really great news. She seems like such a good fit for your aesthetic. I’ve been noticing her work for a little whole now and loving it.

  17. Ilana says:

    So much talent! Congrats to both of you!!!

  18. YAY ! I have followed you both on dribbble for ages now and you are both extremely talented – I cannot wait to see what this produces !

  19. Kaity says:

    I’m so in love with this moodboard! It’s so pretty and airy and just the right amount of feminine.

  20. Niken says:

    you even have similar names! haha,, that’s something.
    lovely moodboard

  21. You collaborating ! This is gonna be awesome to see ! Really looking forward to it !

  22. Maine says:

    Breanna and Brianna! What an exciting partnership!

  23. Kristin B says:

    Dang girl, look at you go! Fulfilling that long-time dream! So proud and happy for you, and congratulations to Brianna on becoming part of your awesome team. :) x
    (P.S. If you ever need a WP coding buddy, you know where to find me. :)

  24. Alyssa says:

    Gah! I love both of you! What an exciting combination, I cannot wait to see what you two geniuses put together.

  25. Autumn says:

    Hi Miss Breanna,

    Lovely moodboard, and congratulations on your new addition to the team! I’ve got the one-woman design studio thing going on, have just seen an increase in steady business since about 2 months ago, and am considering hiring an assistant/freelancer. How did you know the time was right to hire help?

    Best wishes to you both :)

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