Design Business

Creative Freelancing in the Wake of the New Election

Donald Trump will be our next president. This is the reality, and it’s a reality a lot of us are afraid of. To most of us, Trump’s victory is a wake up call, a sobering end to an extremely polarized political campaign. I’d be wrong if I didn’t admit to feeling defeated. But with all Read More…

Germinate News

The Awesome Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Hey y’all! Exciting news to share: I was recently interviewed in the Sept/Oct Communication Arts magazine on my coworking experience. Author Rebecca Havel and I spoke about my transition from working at home to working in an office. She interviews myself, along with others who work in coworking spaces in San Francisco and New York Read More…

Branding

Your Generic Logo

Here are 4 reasons why you might have a generic logo: You bought it on 99 designs. Or another similar contest-based logo design crowdfunding website. Yes, it’s cheap, and your results might even look trendy. However, poor communication between contest holders (that’s your designer) and contestants (that’s you… what a terrible way to be thought Read More…

Business Strategy

Recipe for Growth

It’s August! My favorite month of the year! Why’s that? It’s my birthday month! And this one is a big one, y’all: I’m turning 40. This year is a milestone. Not only because it’s a milestone birthday, but also all of the professional and personal stuff that’s going on around this time. The personal thing Read More…

Client Kudos

I’ve been working with Maria for years and every single time I am filled with a sense of relief and enthusiasm for my work when I see what she creates. She has an impeccable ability to take what’s in my mind and put it online and in print in way that resonates and rejuvenates. If you feel like the level of work you envision in your head is different from what you are putting out into the world, getting a brand refresh or overhaul with Maria is a must. It will make you feel so much better!

Jessica W., CEO