5 New Habits that Helped me hit a 5-figure January

It’s no secret that I have got big ol’ juicy goals for 2019. In order to narrow in on what I wanted, I used the S.M.A.R.T. Goals method to map out my actionable daily tasks that would make the year long goal more possible. Happy to report that not only did I exceed my goals for January 2019, but that the new habits I’ve put in place (explained in detail in this blog) have changed the way I feel about my work, my productivity, and my creative flow.

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My 10 Travel Must-Haves for Long Trips

Travel packing can be stress-inducing or a total breeze, and it all depends on how much you prep! After a year and a half of nomad-ing, here’s a recap of my top 10 travel must-pack’s for longer term trips specifically: organization, tech and accessories I can’t leave home without!

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Marketing Lessons to Learn from Fyre Festival Fraud

You may have forgotten about the biggest fraud in music festival history, but the internet sure hasn’t. This week, there were not one, but two documentaries out about Fyre Festival, the ultimate FOMO-inducing, all inclusive, pie-in-the-sky immersive musical festival on both Hulu and Netflix. I am breaking down the biggest marketing lessons we can learn from arguably the biggest mistake in music event history.

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7 Books that Changed my Small Biz (for the better)

Being a small biz owner is no joke, and statistically, the majority of Small Businesses will fail within the first 5 years. As I approach my own five year mark (full of failures, lessons, big oopses, by the way) I wanted to take the time to share the business books I have read that really changed not only the way I thought about my small business, but changed the way I thought about myself as a business owner. Here’s a breakdown of my top faves!

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End of the Year #AskmeAnything

Yesterday on my #desIGnLIVE, (my weekly-ish instagram live series where I talk all things branding and entrepreneurship) I did a little #askmeanything and took your questions about starting my biz, adobe creative cloud, Pinterest boards, etc. Since I did not pull together a ‘2018 Year in Review’ Blog this year, I am opting for this as a blog instead!

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ALL ABOARD! Peek my Client Onboarding Process

Approaching my 5th year in the brand design biz, it’s safe to say that I’ve trial-ed and error-ed my way around and through my new client on-boarding process. Based on the polls for what you all wanted covered on #desIGnLIVE (my weekly-ish instagram live series) this week, I’m sharing how a new client goes from total stranger to new client of MKW’s. Here’s the lowdown on how it goes down, step-by-step:

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Be the Best Santa Ever: ART SHOP is ready just in time for Christmas

NEW PRINTS ADDED to the MKW Graphics Art Shop! Original prints available as a digital download to add a personal touch to your home or office. These make great gifts for the holidays! So what are you waiting for...get shoppin'!

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We like to Move it, Move it! How Small Biz's can use Motion Graphics

We all know how much video ruled the digital landscape in 2018, and I think video and motion graphics will be even more of a big deal in to 2019! On my desIGnLIVE this week, I got to interview motion graphics designer @FredinMotion.tv about motion graphics, and in this blog post, I am outlining how small businesses can leverage motion graphics for their small biz growth!

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Twitter Schedulers for Busy Entrepreneurs

Let’s be honest… of all the social platforms, Twitter is my weakest link. But that doesn’t mean it should be ignored! Instead, I decided to employ the help of a Twitter scheduler so I could batch write my tweets, share my content, and reach a new audience. Here’s a rundown of the Twitter schedulers I found and how they can help with Tweet Scheduling for small biz’s.

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Five Tips for Interior Design Websites + Ponton Interiors Site Launch

Interior Design websites can be a hefty undertaking (I know, I’ve done 4 of them already, with 2 in the wings!). Here are my 5 Tips for Interior Design websites + announcing the Ponton Interiors website design launch recap!

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Graphic Design in the era of Political Woke-ness

Regardless of your Political affiliation, it’s pretty incredible how much art, design and social media have become a part of our culture. Today, I wanted to take a second to recognize how GRAPHIC DESIGN isn’t going anywhere, people! Here’s a giant round up of where I have seen graphic design influence our current culture and the impact it had on the 2018 midterm elections to further the conversation about design and design influence.

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Meet the MKW Fall '18 Interns!

Happy to announce the Fall 2018 Interns with MKW Graphics! These lovely leading ladies will be helping with brand design, creative direction and content marketing for the fall ‘semester’! Get to know them, what they love, and give them a follow!

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IT LIVES: Small Biz Start Up Guide, the new Entrepreneur's eBook

After many days, nights, drafts, designs, edits and iterations, the Small Biz Start Up Guide is NOW LIVE on www.startupguide.biz

I am sharing a bit more background on this project, why we decided to write it, and what you can except from SBSUG in the near, near future!

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