Do you guys remember this top secret moodboard of mine? It’s been really hard keeping such a big secret under wraps for so long, but I’m finally ready to share the good news with you all! Today is the day I launch my new design studio, Rowan Made. About eight months ago ( or so ), I came to the bittersweet realization that working under my own name was limiting. Being that I want to expand beyond myself, it was clear that something new was needed to create a base for growth. So that’s where I am right now, at the starting line of something completely fresh. It took me months and months to settle on a name, but this one has some personal meaning. There’s this old European Folk Tale that talks about the Rowan Tree, which supposedly prevented travelers from getting lost. And while I hail from the Midwest and don’t have a magical Rowan tree in my backyard ( yet ), I find myself in a similar place. Forging my own creative journey each and everyday, trusting that I’m at the right path. Rowan Made is a journey not only for myself, but for the clients I work with as well. That’s the best part.
I never planned on launching this soon. It was my intention to wait until this summer or fall, but honestly just couldn’t wait much longer. I’m so proud of the story and work going on behind the scenes, that right now just felt right. I’ve been hearing this “just go for it before you’re 100% ready” mantra all over the place, so I decided to give it a go myself. Our website has yet to be designed, but a placeholder has been put up for now, which gives all of the necessary information. With that said, Rowan Made is officially open for business. I’m sure I’ll be keeping you updated here on the blog, but also feel free to follow us on Twitter + Facebook, too. And last but not least, a big thank you to all of you who have been SO supportive of my journey so far. It’s been a roller coaster of a ride, but one that I’m excited to ride over and over again.