A Day Away with Flowers

This past weekend I attended the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show with my best friend, Anna. I love spending time with Anna. I love gardening/flowers. I love being inspired by others. I love ME time which is few and far between with my little ones running my schedule. It...

The Common Core and My Kids

I have to admit that until very recently I had no idea what the Common Core was. Apparently, I’m not alone. The education of my children and I’m sure yours is crucial and one of the most important, if not the most important tool I can give my children to...

My Brain is Melting

So I’ve decided to jump into the world of code. It seems a natural progression from my print work to forge forward to the web. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while but have been afraid of big, bad code. It just seemed too...

A Freelancer’s Guide to the Pros and Cons of Freelance

Freelancing is a fine balance of variables that can create success if juggled correctly or spell disaster if not juggled well. I’m often asked “What’s it like to be freelance?” Well, ladies and gents, it can be amazingly hard and stressful but...

Get Justified

I’ve recently came to the realization that the process of building one’s brand is freakishly similar to going through puberty. At least that’s how I feel about the ups, downs and crazy rounds that I’ve experienced in my almost 4 years as...

The Nature vs. Nurture of Business Networking

Next to having actual talent and skills, the ability to successfully business network is crucial to an entrepreneur’s survival. I have found that this is much easier said than done. Some people have it innately within them to smoothly make contact with others no...

10 Tips for an Online Identity as a Freelance Creative

As a creative freelancer, your website is your key marketing platform. It needs to be clear, intuitive and really speak to what you do. Here are 10 easy tips to creating a full-fledged online identity (that works!) in a digitally minded world: 1. URL. Make sure your...

How to be dashing with dashes

One might not think about minor details like dashes when contemplating design; however, it’s those little things that can make or break you. Besides, who cares about the design if something is spelled wrong or has bad grammar? Designers aren’t editors but...

The Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, Philadelphia 2009

Talk about a title that makes you run out of breath; however, it certainly wasn’t a bunch of hot air. The GCEC Summit was hosted by innovation Philadelphia. It consisted of 5 tracks: Creative Economy, Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative 21st Century Workforce,...
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