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More often than not I get a lot of requests of people asking for a logo, but it turns out they’re really wanting an illustration. It’s a request and a difference that I think most people would know the difference of, but turns out a lot of people don’t understand the difference. When people start […]

Difference between a Logo + Illustration

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I turn 32 this month. Looking back on my 20’s and in college, I was full of excitement and eager to start my career. I quickly learned that reality is not as kind as my aspirations were/are. I also learned that reality is full of surprises, lessons, gifts and wonder. Growing older has been a […]

February 1, 2020

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More often than not I get a lot of requests of people asking for a logo, but it turns out they’re really wanting an illustration. It’s a request and a difference that I think most people would know the difference of, but turns out a lot of people don’t understand the difference. When people start […]

January 30, 2020

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Fonts are a playful way to create a vocal tone and experience. When you’re reading something and a word or sentence is in bold, italic or all caps, you change the inflection of how it’s read. The same goes for types of fonts as a whole. A story written in a scripted font is going […]

January 3, 2020

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I kind of know where to start with this, but not really all the same. To sum it up, though, this last year has been rough. We’ve for sure had our blessings and our ups, but our downs were pretty hard. Being a business owner is hard by itself and comes with a whole new […]

December 19, 2019

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I’ve grown pretty fond of the platform, personally. That said, there seems to be a trend happening, or failing… It appears that many small businesses put a good portion of their eggs in one basket: Instagram. Their marketing, advertising, content, attention – all of it towards insta. There’s a few problems with this strategy which […]

December 19, 2019

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This was such a fun project! Not only did I get to do the logo and website design, I provided brand photography, too. We decided to split into two different options. One that would be more product based and another session to show the product in action. Because Elegant Mommy is a very community driven […]

December 9, 2019

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Brand photography has come a long way from stock photos in the 90’s. Well, for the most part it has. If you’ve been considering a brand photo session but you’re not quite sure the benefits, how to plan one or how to use it with a plan… then you’ve come to the right place. I’m […]

December 8, 2019

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Planning for social media and your business can be difficult. But if you put a strategy behind your content, your goals will be met so much easier.

December 2, 2019

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When I had the opportunity to pitch my services to Elegant Mommy I was ALL over it. This is a business that has grown to be a staple in Sioux Falls. When it was announced that the owner of the store was closing up shop, you could feel the city just hold its breath hoping […]

November 15, 2019

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I recently unpublished my first business, ArtByCarly. I also changed the handle on the instagram page to be my personal one and I’m not sure that I’ll be keeping the website up, either. It was a hard decision to make and one that was weighing pretty heavy on both my mind and heart. But here’s […]

October 14, 2019

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