What 30 days of writing did for me

This month I challenged myself to write a blog post every day for 30 days. I knew that if I successfully completed this challenge there would be a lot of momentum built and lessons learned about myself. But truthfully, I ended up getting a lot more out of the month…

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How to know you love something

It was my birthday. But I wished it wasn’t. I was in the middle of my Praxis portfolio project. I had decided to create three brand books for three different companies in the span of three weeks. When the month started, I realized just how over my head I was.…

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What is a vision board and how to make one

Two years ago, I saved my life by pasting pictures onto a poster board at one in the morning. I was nursing a fresh heartbreak, unhappy with my current life situation, and the furthest from my inner self I’d felt in a while. That last one is the feeling that…

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A list of 30-day challenges

I’ve found the best way to build momentum in my life is through commitment. I don’t want to feel stuck, ever. I hate it. If I spend too many days in a row in pajamas and watching Netflix, I feel sick. Equally, I feel sick if I go too many…

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And just like that. . .the second brand book is done!

To be fair it hasn’t been “just like that”. But it has been really fascinating to experience the unique challenges to each book so far. Each process for creating the book and rebranding concepts is different. I started out the week with a decent amount of confidence since I’d already…

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How to learn Adobe InDesign FAST (and free)

This month is the portfolio project module in Praxis. I challenged myself to complete a design-based project to prove my design abilities as well as develop new skills at a fast pace. My project is a series of brand books for real companies including logos, color palettes, examples of copywriting,…

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Three portfolio project ideas

November marks the start of the portfolio project module for Praxis. I’ve been looking forward to this module since I began Praxis! I love the process of project planning, creation, and completion. Module one of Praxis has taught me a lot about the different role areas of a startup. Although…

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I finished my Adobe Illustrator course

Last month I took it upon myself to learn Adobe Illustrator. I had a budding curiosity and obsession for all things design, specifically graphic design. I knew my knowledge of Illustrator would play an integral role in how far I would be able to take this dream. So, I set…

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An extension of Idea Sex

Michelle Phan has an estimated net worth of about $50 million. Thirteen years ago she had to drop out of her second semester of college due to financial setbacks. She liked design, colors, fashion and makeup. It was 2006. The idea of makeup tutorials and beauty guru channels on Youtube…

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