Self-Made Society: Calligraphy For Beginners

Self-Made Society: Calligraphy For Beginners

Last week I finally had the exciting chance to take my first live calligraphy workshop! Being a hand-lettering lover (and teacher) I’ve always been interested in calligraphy but really felt I needed to learn from someone in person ...

Are You Limiting Your Possibilities With A Scarcity Mindset?

Are You Limiting Your Possibilities With A Scarcity Mindset?

Happy Monday, Self-Made Superstars! I don’t know about where you are in the world, but out here in California it definitely feels like summer is officially upon us ...

What To Do When You Break The Chain Of Consistency

What To Do When You Break The Chain Of Consistency

It’s probably no secret at this point that I’m a big fan of consistency. I write this newsletter every Monday morning consistently (71 weeks of them today!) ...

Use It Up

Use It Up

 

One of my most notable memories from my trip to the East Coast last week was celebrating my grandmom Betty’s 90th birthday on Saturday with a large contingent of my extended family ...

How To Deal With The Pain of Rejection

How To Deal With The Pain of Rejection

Today I want to talk about rejection. More specifically, I want to share with you some personal instances of my own rejection. I want to talk about how I experience that kind of disappointment, and then the system I've developed for dealing with it ...

Why I Turned Down $15,000 in Revenue (And Thoughts On The Art Of An Evolving Business)

Why I Turned Down $15,000 in Revenue (And Thoughts On The Art Of An Evolving Business)

If you're reading this, I'm sure you're wondering why in the HECK I would turn down $15,000 of revenue for my business. And that's what I'm here to explain to you today...

10 Photoshop TipGIFs That Will Change Your Life (or, at least your graphics)

10 Photoshop TipGIFs That Will Change Your Life (or, at least your graphics)

As a designer, I spend almost every day inside Photoshop.

Even though I taught myself how to use the program, after a couple years of near-daily use, I feel pretty comfortable with it. But, it occurred to me the other day that there is still SO much that I don't know about Photoshop ...

Holiday Gift For Creatives: Hand-Lettering Course Gift Certificate

Holiday Gift For Creatives: Hand-Lettering Course Gift Certificate

It's official. We've now welcomed over 270 students into the 30 Days To Better Lettering e-course! 

I've been overwhelmed by the excitement for the course and the creativity that has been kindled in so many people!

How do you know what your Calling is?

How do you know what your Calling is?

As much as I think living a creative, vibrant life requires exploring the day-to-day intention-based questions we need to ask ourselves, I also think sometimes we need to roll up our sleeves and ...

Exploring Minimalism: Doing MORE With LESS

Exploring Minimalism: Doing MORE With LESS

As you guys know, I’m no stranger to life experiments. 

Whether it’s a 30-day lettering challenge or trying out veganism for a month, I’ve always been a big fan of making big intentional changes ...

Follow Your Curiosity And It Could Change Your Life

Follow Your Curiosity And It Could Change Your Life

Last week was one of those perfect storm weeks where the timelines of three different projects converged at the most design-intensive point.

So I spent almost every hour of the day  ...

You're Braver Than You Think You Are

You're Braver Than You Think You Are

Boy, where do I even start this week? 

In last week's newsletter, you might remember I talked a lot about nerves ...

Self-Made Society: Hand-Lettering For Beginners

Self-Made Society: Hand-Lettering For Beginners

One look around these parts or my Instagram account and it’s pretty obvious that I have a deep and meaningful relationship with hand-lettering.

Letters are so beautiful to me. They have this amazing ability to be molded and melted ...