Category Archives: Design Business

Learning My No-No and Yeah-Yeah Projects

  My 17-month-old kiddo Nina has a great book we read together called “No No, Yes Yes.” In the book are pages of a kiddo doing no-no things on the left, and yes-yes things on the right. For example, no-no spilling your food all over your head. Yes-yes, picking up your food with a fork, Read More…

Read More

Germinate Values: Adventure

Recently my kick-ass business coach wrote a blog post  about the importance of staying on your toes as a creative entrepreneur. When I read it, I immediately thought of the importance of adventure in my business. Adventure is one of Germinate Creative’s values. Adventure is truly important to how I run my business, and how Read More…

Read More

Take a Break to Make Creative Connections

Ever since I’ve been back from maternity life has been full. Full of new routines taking the baby to daycare; full of taking Nina to the park so she can play with other kiddos and practice her standing; full of working on some cool clients on great projects with potent missions; and trying to squeeze Read More…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Client Kudos

We trust Maria’s expertise to create branded content that feels like us. I can count on her to transform my occasional ramblings into designs that exude our brand’s tone and values. I appreciate that she offers new, creative options beyond what we think of—she’s like another staff member in the room brainstorming ideas to make projects as successful as possible.

Jenna C., Managing Director and Vice President