There’s this nagging question that’s been coming up over and over again in my head lately. What do I really want? For years, I’ve been following this meticulously carved path that I created myself. Start my own business, check. Make money, check. Buy a house, check. Do all of these other various “important” things, check. But is it what I really want? Maybe. Maybe not. I know this all sounds pretty vague and possibly dramatic (ha), but change is inevitable in this little thing called life. For all of us. I mean, don’t get me wrong … I absolutely LOVE my job and am grateful that I get to help other creatives tell their own unique stories. But sometimes, the very path that I carefully laid out myself, and the push for “success,” wears me out a little too much. And that’s the part that has me looking around + longing for some sort of shift.
A few months ago, I had the privilege of working with Flynn Coleman, founder of Malena, on the website design for her new venture. Flynn works alongside makers all over the world to provide gorgeous, ethical goods that tell a story + empower people. As an avid traveler herself (seriously, she’s been everywhere I’m pretty sure), it was clear right away that this project is a passion of hers … something that will grow and grow for years to come.
We tweaked her existing brand very slightly and the dove straight into website strategy + design. Ultimately, we wanted to create something that was clean, easy to navigate, and centralized on the makers. You can learn more about who she works with right here, as well as shop by location at the end of that same page.
To see the entire website, feel free to click here and look around!! It’s fully responsive, has some unique features, and was developed by my friend Tom Wilz. Definitely a fun one to see live. Plus, you can shop around too. ;)
Hey guys, it’s been awhile, huh?? For the longest time, I blogged everyday. Then it became a few times a week. And now, I simply blog when it makes sense and I have things to share. To be honest, it was completely freeing when I finally decided to just blog when it felt right instead of forcing myself to push out content X times per week. But that’s the beauty in having a space of your own online. You can determine what works best for you. That said, I’m more active over on Instagram, in case you’re more curious on what’s happening day to day!
We took the above instax photos the day after Walter (#itswalterwinston) got his last haircut. And since it’s been nicer outside (finally!!), we’ve been taking family walks almost every day now. Walter is a good listener, and a really sweet guy, but he gets very anxious around other dogs and we’re not quite sure how to help / correct the behavior when he pulls towards them. Any tips?? As of right now, we have him sit, stay, and make sure he calms down before we keep walking. Hoping it starts to help …
And last, but certainly not least, a little update on Be Free, Lance! Jen and I have been working hard behind the scenes to make a few (huge) updates to our online course for the next time around (June 1st). The first major change is that everything will now be tailored specifically for designers. But beyond that, we’ll be rolling out a new website in a matter of a few weeks, where we’ll announce all of the other new additions as well. ;) For more updates (and future discounts!), you can sign up for our newsletter right here. I can’t wait to share more. Exciting times!