All of this self isolation has me inspired... So here is a little sneak peek at the DIY photo shoot I had today! • #photoshoot #flatlay #creativeflatlat #smallbusiness #freelancedesigner #freelancer #designertools #designtools #yesimaPC
Hey Instagram fam, I owe you an apology. I've been quiet on my biz page for too long! • Life happens, and while I've been working with my amazing clients consistently, my social media posting has taken the back burner. • But lucky for you, that's about to change! • You'll be seeing my face and my work around here a lot more often. 😉 • Some fun things that have been happening on my side of the screen... • I became an auntie in late 2018! • I traveled around the states to Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Albuquerque • I have been dedicated to my (complex and unpredictable) health journey • I started @treatyourhealth.co to share what I've learned about health & wellness • Get a closer look here: @mariah.liisa • I would love to hear what you've been up to!
While many of my clients are Madison, WI bases small businesses - this is not a requirement to work with me! • A recent logo commission of mine made it all the way to Sweden! • How cool is it that we live in an age where international business is not only easy, but widely accessable!?
When I was 13, my brother introduced me to Adobe Photoshop so I could color my anime drawings digitally. • In high school, I learned how to use @Adobe Illustrator in my Commercial Design class. I fell in love! • Then I went to @miadcollege, and I learned how to start a freelance business and work for myself. • In 2015, I started my business, Mariah Liisa Design LLC. I have been serving up professional design services ever since! • I would love to chat with you if you are on the search for a designer!
I had the pleasure of working with my friend Brent on a #collaborative effort to #brand an exciting new company, BG Creative. @bgcre8 offers a variety of services such as branding, web #design, and strategic marketing solutions for commercial entities and the arts. Brent provided a hand drawn #illustration – from another artist – that we worked together, pixel by pixel, to digitally bring to life! On image 2 you'll see an #ad that I designed for BG Creative's 2 page spread on the program for the @dane.arts Buy Local pop up market. Featuring an ongoing promotion for artist #websites!
I've really been enjoying the events at Dream Bank lately! Would anyone like to plan to attend a @dreambankmsn event together? We could grab coffee afterward to talk about it! If you haven't been here yet, you must pay them a visit! Every presentation and even is FREE! #dreambank #dreamfearlessly #i❤Madison #madisonevents #freemadisonevents
I worked on this quick little piece yesterday as I was thinking about a few upcoming changes to my business and life. It reminded me of a conversation I had last year, I forget where or who with, about freelancing being a non-linear journey, which I have come to discover is very true over this past year! Accept change, go with the flow, and welcome new opportunities! #change #transition #freelancing #watercolor #typography #handdrawn
WOW what an amazing shot of November's Spark crew! Next week we will be meeting once again at @100state from 6-8 to discuss tactics on planning for the new year. A new year means a whole new set of goals, challenges, and surprises. What are you doing in your business to prepare for success? Share your insights with us on Wed Dec 3rd! I'm looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and hopefully lots of new ones too! 📷 thanks to @theamandared #sparkmadison #madisonfreelancers #freelancers #meetup #community #communitynotcompetition
I have been playing around with my concentrated watercolors, and was loving with these rich cool tones! Only one thing was missing... GLITTER! I may do some drawing on top of the paint texture. #watercolor #glitter #loveglitter #drphmartins #paiting #creative
Yay, new business card day! Thanks to @moo, my favorite business card printer! Their velvety soft finish and high quality printing makes for an extremely professional presentation. Now to choose my next networking event to hand these out at... 😄 #businessowner #businesscards #moo #mooprinting #graphicdesign #branding #identity #bizcards
I have been to some amazing events at @dreambankmsn lately! Dream Bank is an amazing resource for learning, offering free workshops and interactive events. Plus... Chocolate covered pretzels! I thought this might be a great opportunity to show off my on-brand @jamberry nails (#constellationsjn)! #freelancer #freelanceevents #communityevents #smallbusinessowner #designer #madisonmakers #madisondesigner
Loving this photo of @art_theo bringing some humor and laughter to our last @freelancersu Spark event! Each month I am so humbled to see the ambitious freelancers that come together at @100state. It's wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and so exciting to see so many new ones! My co-leader, @growmadison, and I are so glad to be part of such a great community. Thanks to @theamandared for the great photos! #MadisonSpark #freelancersunion #freelancespark #freelanceisntfree #community #communitynotcompetition