Working as a designer has been something I’ve fantasized about since before I knew it could be a career. Growing up I just knew I’d go to art school one day. My heart has been full of determination to make a life full of creativity from a young age. Through school, I always knew I’d follow through with that dream.
These are all of my go-to resources for creative entrepreneurs. There are plenty of people and products that are not listed here that I love, but list of favorites is always what I come back to when I’m looking for inspiration, advice, or just a boost of confidence. They are not listed in a certain order either.
So you’re a socially awkward creative entrepreneur. You ace the online world most of the time because it gives you the space you need to better prepare for social situations. There is a bit of a time buffer that helps you connect without as many awkward silence, foot-in-your-mouth moments. When it comes to face to face interaction though, your palms are sweaty, heart is racing, and you may even begin to stutter. You’re the only one to laugh at your jokes. Let’s be real, they’re funny but no one else really gets it. I’ve been there way too many times. If I go out in public, I normally have at least one awkward moment.
Nestled at the bottom of the desert mountains in Palm Springs, Designer Vaca is one of my favorite business getaways. Something about the ACE hotel, the palm trees, and the desert sun makes everything feel a little surreal. Even though the trip was almost a month ago, I’ve had a bunch of friends reach out to me about the trip and I thought I’d put together a little post about my favorite designer getaway. This was my second year to go and I’m going to share a little bit about both years because I learned so many different things during both trips.
Today, I’m sharing another favorite designer that I was introduced to through the #100dayproject by the Great Discontent. I love seeing Sara’s work pop up on my Instagram feed because I know that it’s hers even without seeing her username (branding at its finest!) While she is an awesome designer, she also loves to travel and explore.
Today is a special day because I am sharing an interview with Alicia Carvalho, a designer based out of Canada. I met her last year at Designer Vaca and since have loved following her and becoming friends with such an inspirational woman. She was born in Africa, grew up in Portugal and now lives in the lovely Vancouver.
Hey friends! Today I am officially announcing my new brand, website, & direction for my business. This big change has been a long time coming & I am so excited with the outcome. I have already had so much support, feedback, & love pouring in as I make these big changes & I am completely blown away. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been supporting me along the way.
I have learned so much over the years about building community and how important it really is. It is no joke people! There is a reason everyone is always talking about it. Whatever you want to call it “building your tribe” “finding your people” it all means the same thing. The “how” is the big question & the answer isn’t always the same. One thing that will definitely help though is putting yourself out there. Be the one to take the leap. It’s the dream right? To be surrounded by like-minded people doing what you love and helping others along the way? I know it’s my dream. That is the inspiration behind the “Let’s High Five” shirt I recently designed and put on Cotton Bureau.
In two weeks, #the100dayproject has already improved my discipline. Drawing my favorite things every day has become second nature to me. Every illustration is not equal though. Most days I put a lot of effort into the illustrations, but there are definitely days that it is all I can do to scribble something on the page. The process has been so freeing though. To get to the point though, I am going to share three big reasons why I know #the100dayproject has improved my discipline.
Lately, I have been running into a lot of business resources that I love and think you will love too. Every time I find a resource that aligns with my intentions at the time, I save it to Evernote. I don’t want to hoard all of those juicy resources though, so from time to time I want to round up my favorites and share them with you awesome people.
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I’m Jessica Bramlett & I’m a graphic designer. I help creative entrepreneurs who want to take their branding to the next level, attract their dream clients, and make money doing what they love.
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