Sunday, January 19, 2014
A New Beginning
I wanted to write a bit of a personal post today, sharing with all of you some news about which I'm extraordinarily excited. It's a new year, and while each new year is always something I look forward to for all the potential it holds, 2014 marks the launch of something that has been a long time coming for me. A new business. A new adventure. A new beginning.
My graphic design studio is not new, I started running it from home back in 2005 after spending time in the creative departments of both a magazine publisher and ad agency, but the past nine years have focused primarily on printed paper goods, with special emphasis on wedding invitations and related stationery. While I've loved being a part of the wedding industry, since I started the blog a few years ago I've longed for a change; one that would bring my love of graphic design and books together to create a dream job. For a time it seemed like a somewhat impossible aspiration unless I wanted to relocate to NYC and try for a design position at one of the big publishers, but with the rise of smaller publishing houses and self-publishing the past couple years, my dream is now suddenly within grasp.
It's with great pleasure–and no shortage of nerves–that I announce the shift in Seedlings Design Studio from weddings to book cover and promotional design. The new website is up and running with a full online portfolio as well as a list of services, and I hope if you guys have a few minutes you'll check it out!
Many of you who are frequent visitors to the blog have seen some of my cover work this past year as I've entered several design contests just for fun, and I hope to continue sharing my designs every now and then as I build this business. I've been so fortunate as to start 2014 off with some amazing clients already on board (I'm still reeling from the win for Damsel Distressed, hopefully I'll be able to share the official cover soon!), and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year might bring.
I want to say a huge thank you to the bloggers and readers who are everyday visitors of this blog, and to the authors whose books I've fallen madly in love with over the years, it's all of you who have kept me running Supernatural Snark and who have allowed me to reach out and grab this new opportunity. THANK YOU!
Before I dissolve into tears and get even mushier than I already have, I'm going to leave you with a little teaser look at the new website. I hope you all like it!