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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  ...

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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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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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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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Why Dropbox Can Save Your Life

Saving your life may be an exaggeration, but Dropbox can save the digital version of your life-- your work files, family photos, and everything else you have crammed into the storage of your computers and mobile devices. What is Dropbox? Dropbox is basically a miracle; it's a file hosting  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: A Painter’s Palette

I happened upon Stella Maria Baer's painting, photography and prints and was in total awe of her use of colors and light. A lot of her recent work's content is of space and the relationship of matter in space. The color palette throughout has a very ethereal quality. Yum! I've created a color  ...

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How to Apply the Joy Rule to Design

  At the end of 2015, I read Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. So many of my clients were referencing it, I felt I needed to be in the "know" as to what the KonMarie Method was.  It was such a good read that I flew threw it and immediately followed up with her Spark Joy (the  ...

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What the font? Understanding Commercial Licensing

Did you know that a lot of font styles require users to purchase a commercial license before use? Fonts are intellectual property and subject to restrictions just like software. Is your mind blown right now?! This is something many folks have never given a moment's thought. But it makes sense  ...

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How to Get All Those Amazing Color Codes!

Have you ever found an image on the web that has so many amazing colors you'd love to try out? Well, I'll show you a simple little trick! There is a simple website on CSS Drive where you can either upload an image or plug in a URL to an image and voila! You have a full color palette: light,  ...

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Color Palette Inspiration: Assemblage

This original work of art by Xochi Solis is stunning! The layers of paint, paper, warms, cools, vividly saturated colors, muted tones, patterns, and solids create a nice juxtaposition and energy. I've created a color palette inspired by her amazing artwork. Feel free to use and enjoy the color  ...

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