VoyageDenver "Trailblazers" Interview

VoyageDenver “Trailblazers” Interview

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of being interviewed by VoyageDenver. They’ve been hard at work on their “Trailblazers” series, and my wonderful friend/photographer Kira Whitney nominated me to be part of it. What a fun surprise! Their description of this series:The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing …

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An Honest Dubsado Review after 3 Years: 3 Strengths, 3 Tips, 3 Weaknesses (+ 20% off)

For anyone who’s been around for a while, it’s no secret that I L-O-V-E Dubsado. I sang its praises way back in 2017, and that blog post has turned out to be a huge help to others who are considering a CRM (client relationship management) solution for themselves. I’m so glad! If you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here. However, after three years in the Dubsado Facebook Community – and chatting with business friends who have considered …

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Creative Burn-out, Designer Burn-out, Learning to rest and not quit, Dealing with business overwhelm

Crying over a glass of warm champagne: embracing burnout and making the most of it

I sat down in my new office in our new house with a hot cup of coffee and some gluten-free cookies and…sighed. A deep, wordless, defeated sigh. Because I wasn’t feeling at all how I wanted to feel. I felt…sad. Tired. Overwhelmed before I had even clicked into my inbox. And incredibly ashamed.

Which Website Platform is Best for Me? WordPress vs. Squarespace vs. ShowIt

So, you’re thinking about building out a new website…exciting! And now it’s time for you to consider a host, a domain, a website platform…Wordpress vs. Squarespace vs. ShowIt – it can be a little overwhelming! Especially if you’re new to a lot of this. But it’s worth it! Having a strong website presence can do amazing things for your business. It will build your businesses’ reputation, increase brand credibility/professionalism, and give you an incredibly personal, strategic platform to connect with …

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Apparel Design for I Choose Beauty, "It's Going to Be Okay"

Client Spotlight: #IChooseBeauty

One of the reasons I LOVE being a graphic designer is the opportunity I’m given to meet AMAZING humans doing amazing work. Sahar of “I Choose Beauty” is definitely one of those humans. After years of struggling with depression, Sahar decided to choose beauty and start documenting the beauty she saw each day with a photo. She posted her photos on Instagram using the hashtag #IChooseBeauty and after a week, she realized that she was feeling much more hopeful — so …

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Personal Branding Photoshoot with Kira Whitney Photography | Caitlin Thompson of Ember & Co Design Studio

Featured on Kira-Whitney.com: Ember & Co Branded Photoshoot

If any of you have seen my last professional photoshoot, you know that I’ve been long overdue for a update. Not because the photos were anything less than perfection (Kira did those, too, and she is an amazing photographer) — but because I’ve changed my look so much over the last few years! Just look at that hair! Something that I love about being in a creative field is the way that it soaks into every aspect of your life. …

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Every Meal Counts Planner Printable Design by Ember & Co Design Studio, Meal Planner, Meal Planning, Downloadable

Meal Planning Printable FEATURED on Creative Market!

  Celebrating a little victory today! Ember & Co’s “Every Meal Counts” Meal Planning Printable has been featured on Creative Market’s “This Week’s Fresh Design Products: Vol. 84“! Happy Fri-yay to Ember & Co! Sometimes it’s the small, unexpected wins that mean the most, am I right? Tell me about one of your recent little victories! I’d love to hear about it 🙂

DUBSADO REVIEW: Why Dubsado is the best client management system, best invoicing system, best client portal system, plus get 20% off of your subscription!

8 Reasons You Should be Using Dubsado® [Review + 20% off!]

Stressed out over client management and building a great client experience for your service-based business? Dubsado will save your sanity!

Struggling to give your clients the experience they desire and keep your sanity intact?

Oh, I hear you. Starting your own business can be overwhelming. While I had the opportunity to start Ember & Co as a side gig alongside a stable, corporate job (thus alleviating financial pressure to “get it right” immediately), it’s taken me many years and much trial and error to find a rhythm that works for me. I’ve tried out countless programs and apps that promise to help automate client management and invoicing, and while some of them definitely have (I used Wave App for years and liked it), I have to confess…I have a new love. Here’s my official Dubsado review!

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