Jack + Mo

The Original Jack and Mo

The company name “Jack and Mo” gets a lot of questions. Who is that? And isn’t your name is Meredith? My company manifested on it’s own accord. It was a natural progression because it was just right. More than 10 years ago, I had been selling mixed media art in a local boutique and it sold pretty well! But like standard gallery pricing, I only made 50%. After my time and materials, I wished it was be more. So after talking with my amazing sister-in-law with whom I often collaborated  ...

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The Keys to Working from Home and Productivity

Is it tough to find the force within to get on the grind and check things off your to-do list? Working from home can be a BEAST. Finding a successful routine means more productivityand LESS time at the desk! Here is a down and dirty list of what REALLY works: Rise and shine.Set an alarm and  ...

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How to Gain Clients and Grow Your Client List

Gaining clients is probably one of the hardest parts when you're just getting started as a designer, right? I've been getting a lot of emails lately from new designers figuring out how to navigate this new world of business they are in. I love it! I love that so many feel comfortable reaching  ...

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A Journey of Authenticity: The Brand Brilliance Book

Has anyone else been on this journey recently? I've been discovering what it means to be authentic- authentic to myself, authentic in the way I present myself, authentic in how I development my surroundings, authentic in my business. Realizing what makes me unique and being proud to be just  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: Boundary by Laurie Fisher

Paintings on serenaandlilly.comare one of my favorite things to oogle. Yeah, I said oogle. That's one of those words you can casually toss out on a blog and not feel like a total nerd, as you might in casual conversation, right? Laurie Fisher's painting entitled "Boundary" is a masterpiece.  ...

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Why Color Psychology Isn’t Always Applicable to Branding

Colors have feelings and evoke emotional responses but these feelings can be affected by what surrounds them. Let's try out a little experiment... okay? If you have a color swatch in each of your hands and the one on the left is a soft, baby blue with a hint of lavender and the one on the  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: Botanical Abstract

As soon as I saw this painting, I was drooling! Ah! These colors! These lines! The white space! This is one TALENTED artist. Prints and other gorgeous artwork by artist Bianca are available at WildHumm.com. Paying homage to her amazing skills, this color palette has been created to be used  ...

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How to Create the Perfect Logo

  I have many clients that come to me initially and want the perfect logo but have absolutely no idea what kind of logo will suit them best. I mean- it's a HUGE task for a business. In one small graphic you have to represent all aspects of who you are and what you do. So what do you do? Are you  ...

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Avoiding Burnout: 7 Ideas for Happier Workdays

Operation Happiness is an incredible quick read written by Kristi Ling that everyone should pick up. She outlines some amazingly simple life changes that help you learn to choose happiness and cultivate it as you would a skill.  What changes does she recommend? Change your view, change your  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: Cinque Terre

One the most beautiful places in the world full of inspirational color is Cinque Terre, Italy! Inspired by a gorgeous photograph by Jonathan Haider, this color palette has been created to be used and enjoyed!  Please feel free to use these color codes as you'd like! Just copy and paste the  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: Tropical Tones

 This image was spotted on Zulu & Zephyr, and I can't get enough of these colors. Vividly saturated colors, warms and cools; this feels so inviting! I’ve created a color palette inspired by this paradise oasis. Feel free to use and enjoy the color code hex numbers! Deep Purple: Hex#471344,  ...

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So, You Want to Turn your Creativity into a Business?

You'll obviously need creativity and the inclination to turn that into a business, so let's just say you've already got that in the bag. What next? What do you do? How do you become great?   An incredible illustrator asked me this recently: How do you do it? How do you turn your artistry into  ...

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