Magnolia Ink's 2017

Hiiiii. I'm officially terrible at blogging for Magnolia Ink. Which is so unfortunate, because I know as well as anyone that blogging for your business is one of the top ways to drive clients to your site. I know. But it's blog number 3 for me, and it's just fallen by the wayside entirely too much (hello - this is the fifth blog I've written in the six months this business has been open.)

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New Brand for Hannah L Fine Art

I wish I was artistic in the medium to canvas sense. I can whip up a logo or a website in no time, but hand me a paint brush, and I'm useless. Luckily my husband has some sweet art skills (bet you didn't know that about him, huh?) Anyway, when I met Hannah and we got to talking business, I was in awe of her insane talent. The girl can snap a iPhone photo of an evening sky and turn it into one of the most beautiful abstract pieces I've literally ever seen. So when she started talking about wanting to expand her business and grow, I was s'excited that she wanted to talk about re-building her brand. 

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Why Website Design Matters

Look, I'm not naive. I know that there's a certain degree of sticker shock for most people when they browse through a designer's site and come upon their pricing for website design. I know that it's really easy to convince yourself that your site's design isn't really that important. But I'm here to tell you, it is. Not just as a designer, but as someone who is frequently a client. Seriously. Can you just trust me for one second that I'm not out to take your money, but that I'm genuinely trying to give you some tips from both sides of things?

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The Client Process {Branding}

Fun fact: I only work with one branding client at a time. In an effort to streamline the client process and make the entire experience more efficient, I've worked out a one week design schedule that gets you ready to hit the ground running in seven days. Sound too good to be true? Mmmk, let me prove it to you. 

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Why Magnolia Ink?

Everything started with wedding planning. The drive to own a business, any kind of entrepreneurial fire was born the first day I took the reigns on someone's wedding day and ran the whole thing top to bottom. It sounds crazy, but I really think God created me with the ability to run events. It's just one of the ways He specifically gifted me.Graphic design came along by accident. My high school offered some coding classes that I took because I was a nerd and loved computers, which turned into online Adobe Illustrator classes my sophomore year in college.

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