10 Script and Calligraphy Fonts to Use on Your Next Project

Whether I'm designing digital products or a client's new website, my first go to site for resources and inspiration is Creative Market. Typography plays a huge role in bringing out the aesthetics of a digital product or brand. I can spend hours pairing fonts for a new style guide. Calligraphy and script fonts have been pretty popular lately, so I wanted to share some of my favorite fonts that you can use on your next project.

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Monday Inspiration: How might your life be better with less?

Minimizing doesn't mean go through every single item you own and start throwing things away like a crazy person. It's a journey and it does take time. But the point is to clean away the areas in your life where you feel weighed down or unhappy. Minimizing has made me feel lighter in many ways. It can be in your relationships, your clothes, your food, or your time. 

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8 Ways to Use Adobe Illustrator to Better Your Business

If anyone were to ask me what my absolute favorite tool is to run my creative business, hands down Adobe Illustrator. I don't think I could work without. It's a nice medium across all design platforms. I can easily edit and create products that I could also create in Photoshop and Indesign.What makes it better? It's all personal preference but I believe Illustrator is a little more user-friendly. With this tool, you can boost your visual appeal online in a matter of hours!

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Interview: Minimalism Lifestyle (Part 2)

I wouldn’t say a minimalist has to be a free spirit with a non-corporate job. The two guys who started The Minimalist blog were both in corporate America with 6-figure paying jobs. They started their journey after experiencing loss. It was about figuring out what makes them happy. And they realized it wasn’t something they could buy that would make them happy. So they did the opposite. 

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How to Build Your Design Portfolio from Scratch (or with little experience)

If you are an aspiring web designer with no design background or a recent graduate with no client experience, don't worry... There is still a way to build your portfolio and make it look "experienced". All it takes is practice (and this is coming from someone who comes from an accounting background). So yes there is hope in building an awesome portfolio with little to no work experience. Here are some tips and techniques to use to create more content for your portfolio.

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How to Turn Passion into Profit

After living "comfortably" in a box of societal norms, I realized how crazy I was becoming. Post college, I began falling into this deep dark hole of career-depression (a term I made up right now in this post). For many of us, we realize how unfulfilled we are 3-5 years into our professional years. Some sooner. Some later. But we figure it out. (If you are that person who's found passion in your work right out of college - lucky you. It's grim out here for the most of us).

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8 Clean Business Card Designs from Moo

If you are like me, I can be a stickler with how things look and feel for my users when it comes to designing (even me for that case). I have been through 3 business card designs and still have copies of each because I would change it up before I can finish the last stack. Most of the time it was because I just wasn't 100% sold on the design. I like simple, clean and modern designs that can be used in any setting or networking even.

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Creative Tools To Help Grow Your Business

Running your own show can be stressful, even more stressful when you first start out. As owners of creatives businesses, it’s extremely important that you use tools to help organize and streamline your business to reduce that stress. I've created a guide of tools for you that I find helpful to maintain the backend work of my business. Save this reference in your back pocket as you continue to build. Enjoy! 

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Secret to Productivity: Learn How to Say "No"

I recently came across a case study done by King’s College in London on how “Overthinking Worriers are Probably Creative Geniuses“. As comical and true this might be, over thinking opportunities make it hard for us to just say “no”. We think any opportunity that allows us to create should have us screaming yes! But in many cases this isn’t true. What we don’t realize is that taking on too much will lack the quality of products we produce for the world.

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Invest in Your Creative Self

 I made a fairly hefty monetary investment. Not in a new home or a new car. In a design course at a career school. Doesn't sound extraordinary, does it? We all went through school and paid our way for an education. But see - I'm 26 with two degrees (undergraduate and graduate), over three years of work experience... and I'm an accountant/financial consultant. Sooo here I am trying to start over in a field that has no correlation to a financial statement.

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