That feeling you get when you've been working insanely hard behind the scenes and a launch date is finally in sight. #makingwavesmonday on a Tuesday, y'all! I'm can't wait to share what I've been working on with you guys. Anyone else been a busy little beaver lately? Let me know what you're working on in the comments below- I'd love to cheer you on!
Customizing serif typefaces and playing with negative space. #workinprogress
Great branding starts with a great mission. The best companies focus more on the magnitude of their impact than the size of their profit margins. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, what's your mission? What do you hope to achieve with your business other than turn a profit? How will what you do impact the lives of your clients, their families, your community? Simply put, how are you best serving others?
Working on some playful word mark concepts and possibly planning an escape of my own in the foreseeable future. Where are your favourite destinations? :)
Grace, always grace. And loving each other the way God loves- fiercely, unconditionally, and sacrificially. Happy sun-filled Sunday from my tiny family! Hope you get to spend some time with loved ones today!
Looking to add a bit of life to my studio and currently on the search for cute planters/pots to put these babies in! Any recommendations? Bonus points if I #shopsmall!
Friday Introductions! I'm Jenelle- wife, mama and designer working full-time out of my small home studio. In addition to CHASE-ing after my spirited (read: wildchild) one-year-old, I get to spend my days helping small business owners and other creative entrepreneurs like me build brands that THRIVE, giving them the freedom to focus on what really matters to them! I did myself up for this shoot (which, #momentoftransparency, involved my camera, a tripod and a remote), but on a daily basis, my work-wear involves no makeup, messy buns, long, baggy shirts, and no-pants parties. I can spew FRIENDS quotes for almost any situation in life, and learned everything I know about business from Michael Scott. I love being able to create for a living and I'm grateful for every day that I get to live the life I've always dreamed of!⠀ ⠀ October is business planning month, so in addition to wrapping up my projects for the year, I'm also working on some goals and strategies I have for 2018. One thing I've been slowly but surely working on is content designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. More than just advice, it includes some really helpful insight on topics like branding (of course!), design, finances, time management, and client experiences. I'm hoping to launch this as part of a regular blog series early 2018, so be on a look out for that!⠀ ⠀ Happy Friday, friends! Feel free to say hello below, and let me know of one goal you have planned for the near future!
More times than I'd like to admit, I get inquiries that look like How much for JUST a logo? I'm sure they're all from well-meaning, aspiring entrepreneurs looking for ways to get the most bang for their buck at the earliest stages of their entrepreneurial endeavours, hoping to build more dollars into their branding budgets later on. Unfortunately for them, as far as effective branding goes, there is no such thing as JUST a logo. Creating a comprehensive identity system that people will later come to recognize as your brand, involves more elements than just one icon or one wordmark can accomplish. As the name alludes, it requires a system of visuals that help support your brand story, and can be applied throughout the different avenues with which your audience can interact. From printed collateral, to marketing tools, to your website and social media visuals. I love when I get to show my clients how their visual brand comes to life through the different elements that grace the different touchpoints of their brand!