Hello October! I love this time of year…Halloween, then Thanksgiving then the holiday season! Here is hoping for some fall weather in LA in the coming weeks. September was great and full of busy events, new clients and great times. I can’t wait to share more of my current projects. Happy Tuesday!
September in Review
Color My World 1.5
One year ago today, I decided to start a blog. I had no idea really what to do, or what to expect, but after meeting Oh Joy! and reading Blog Inc,, I knew blogging was something I wanted to do. I’m SO glad that I did. I have met and made so many new friends, kept my design skills f r e s h and been to places I wouldn’t have otherwise gone to. I’m so excited that my little blog turns one today, and can’t wait to see what good things come in this next year. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite + popular posts from this past year. (Click on the image to go to the post!)
Thank you to all who stop by + read my little positive space! I have some exciting things planned over the next few months that I can’t wait to share. Happy Wednesday to all, and thanks for coming on this awesome journey with me!
Hi guys! Super excited to announce that I will be speaking at Alt Summit this SUMMER! Going in January was one of the best experiences, and I am just over the moon excited to be going back in June. Some of the speakers were released yesterday, and boy are there some awesome and talented folks on there! I’ll be sharing more deets as they come, but for now, let me know if you’re going to Alt in June! Can’t wait to see ya there!!
As a designer, I am always am looking for new ways to change up my workspace and make it more inspiring. Since I spend so much time in front of the computer, it need to feel calm, yet motivated, when I am in my element. Here are some office/desk spaces I’ve been loving recently. Nothing like white walls and interesting furniture with pops of color to keep me inspired!
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March Calendar Downloads
I love seeing what people create for downloadable desktop calendars. This month, I decided to do a round up of some of my favorite designs. Check them out below, with links to their sites!
1. This fun, floral calendar from Oana Befort.
2. Loving this colorful watercolor/hand-done feel from Evelyn Henson.
3. Sarah Hearts designed this adorable St. Patty’s day inspired calendar.
4. Super into this water color calendar as well, this time in blue hues by Paper Squid.
5. I love the mix of photography with type on this mountain inspired calendar by Paper Leaf.
6. Lovely. Healthy. Whole. designed this adorable spring + St. Patty’s day infused happy calendar.
[Images taken from the various sources listed above.]
I met Garance Doré at Alt. Summit last month after she gave her key note talk. What an inspiring, positive woman who is talented beyond belief. When I found out she was teaming up with Rifle Paper Co. to release her own stationery collection, I was ecstatic. The line was shown March 1 in Paris, and will be available in the states soon! I can’t wait to get my hand on some of her cards. Check out some of my favorites below!
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[Top image from Garance Doré]
Findings on FFFFound
It has been just about two months since I started this blog, and it has been so much fun! I decided it was time to reveal who I am! I always enjoy reading blogs where I can put a face to the voice. So…(cue the New Girl theme song…”who’s that girl….”)
This is me! I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and moved to California in for college. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, and knew immediately I wanted to move to Los Angeles. After working in the graphic design world for two years now, I decided to start this blog as another creative outlet.
I love living in California, especially in Los Angeles. There is so much to do, see and explore, and design is everywhere. I’m always keeping my eye out for beautiful packaging, awesome logos, happy color combinations, talented local artists and a delicious gluten free cupcake. This blog also documents my adventures as a twenty-something discovering a new city with so much to offer.
Thanks for stopping by and reading! A huge thank you to my friend Beth for helping take these photos of me, and driving around town to find the perfect spot!
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to say HI!, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my Instagram and Twitter for more frequent updates and thoughts. Have a great Monday!
Last week, I had the privilege to get coffee with Kristi, the brains behind Kristixoxo. What a sweetheart! She has a great sense of style (and manicures), and it was so great to finally meet and talk about all things blogging, Los Angeles and our interests. Turns out, we like many of the same things! We decided to meet up at Intelligentsia in Venice, as it is one of my favorite spots, and Kristi had never been.
She was totally rockin’ her white pants (check out her blog, she has such a unique and awesome sense of style!)
Our coffee meet-up was definitely a great way to start summer. Special thanks to Kristi’s boyfriend for some of the photos he took!