After a busy week and weekend, I've been doing a lot of reflecting today. Part of this reflection was answering the questions of where I'd like to be 50 years from now and what will be important to me then? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I believe that what will be important to me in 50 years are the connections I've been able to make and the memories I've create together with those people. I'd like to say that they - really you - have been able to touch my life in a meaningful way, and that I've also done the same for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I value experiences and stories. I think that is part of why I love travel so much, because it combines both of those things so well. And it's also why I enjoy hearing my client's stories and helping to share them in their brand. Because every person has a story to tell, and I think we can relate to or learn something from every story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 50 years I'd like to have explored so many places and heard millions of stories from those meaningful connections that come from it. I'd like to have told those stories to others too. And I'd like to have shared my own story just as much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What will be important in the future, and even now, are the people in my life - my God, my family, my friends and those I'm fortunate enough to meet and the shared impact and experiences we create together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you see will be important to you 50 years from now?
Happy Friday! I am thrilled to say hello to a lot of new friends and faces from @risingtidesociety and @riseleadershipcircle! For those who are just getting to know me, I am a brand identity and marketing designer who calls Northeast Wisconsin home. I’m also one half of @thecreativelegacypodcast. My cohost @shaunaeteske is the talented photographer who to this photo! But this dancing girl right here also loves escaping into a good read, creating and being crafty (I have a slight obsession with craft stores), and exploring new places. I'm actually looking forward to a lot of travel this year, and you can be sure I will be sharing all about the adventures. ✈️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year I have declared to be bold and share openly. The truth is, I've lived much of my life staying quiet and not speaking up. I'm realizing that that mentality no longer serves me. It is my promise to myself to take more bold actions that create new experiences, greater results and a love and joy of life. I also want to be more open to sharing what I know and building relationships with others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd love for you to introduce yourself and let me know what declaration you are making for you this year in the comments. ⬇️
It is my mission to help brands clearly communicate with their clients and share their story visually. The first step I always take with my clients is to learn about them and their business because I find it so important to communicate this in any design I create for them. We all have a story that drives us, our why behind what we do, and I want to make sure it is visible too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The reason I enjoy sharing stories visually is because I find it fascinating hearing them and learning about them. Each one is so unique and important. Being able to take that story someone has shared with me and express it visually fills my heart with joy. It is so fun for me to come up with an idea, see it come to life before my eyes, and know that it is going to help my client share who they are with their client. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is your story?
I'm currently packing my bag to head to a mastermind retreat tomorrow afternoon with some amazing #bossladies. We will be spending two days connecting with our vision and setting mind blowing goals. I''m looking forward to a bit of time away to focus my mind, journal, dig into what I'd like to achieve for 2019 and clarify the word/theme that will ground me for the year. Have you started planning your goals for 2019? Live the life you've imagined -Thoreau 📷: @shaunaeteske
Last December while in Nashville I took a tour of the historic RCA Studio B. A studio full of history with musicians like Elvis, Dolly Parton and even Adele recording within the walls. I was able to see the sweet spot marked by an X on the floor where it is best for the singer to stand and even sit at the piano that Elvis and Adele had both used! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But one thing that made me absolutely smile and have to take a picture was seeing a book I had recently read sitting in the sound booth. See that square yellow book called Show Your Work? It's one of two books written by @austinkleon , and they are both pretty fantastic. The fact that it was sitting in a music studio sound both was proof that it can resonate with all creatives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when thinking of books for @thecreativelegacypodcast book club, this book as well as Kleon's first book, Steal Like an Artist were on my list. They are great quick reads for all creatives. On this week's episode of the podcast @shaunaeteske and I share our thoughts on these two books. Listen now by searching The Creative Legacy Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.