Category Archives: Inspiration

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…

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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…

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The World Needs Your Creativity

About 3 years ago I had an interest to draw. My husband is an artist, so I asked him how to start. I drilled him with questions: What pens do I need? What type of paper should use? What should I draw? How much time should I draw? If I want to draw like this Read More…

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10 over 10 May Design Inspiration: Sketchbooks

One of my favorite compliments my husband gives me is that I destroy sketchbooks. He means that as an endearing compliment: I’ll use up a 100-sheet sketchbook in a month, “destroying” every page with ink and paint. I have have piles of sketchbooks around the house, and still own every single sketchbook I’ve ever written Read More…

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10 over 10 April Design Inspiration: Pink

10 on 10 is a monthly column featuring 10 pieces of visual inspiration. Each month has a theme, and this month’s is: pink. I have a few favorite colors, and one of them is most definitely pink. I tend to like the  magenta side of the pink spectrum, with its vibrant hue screaming “Kapow! In Read More…

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Client Kudos

Working with Maria has been a wise investment. We were presented with 3 great looking concepts. It was very hard to choose our favorite design; however we were able to fine-tune our favorite which captured our product and its unique use, in a vibrant and engaging way. If you are a growing business, and need a logo, brand identity, and collateral, I would highly recommend working with Maria.

Cindy C., Marketing, Advertising & Branding Professional