Living, Learning & Launching - Part 2

Living, Learning & Launching - Part 2

In my previous post, I shared the first 10 lessons I've learned from building and launching my first online course, Illustrator Essentials. I knew a post with all 20 would be way too much to digest all at once, so today I'm excited to share the next ten lessons with you!

Living, Learning & Launching - Part 1

Living, Learning & Launching - Part 1

For the last few months, I've been working pretty much nonstop on my premier online course, Illustrator Essentials. This course has been over a year in the making, and all that “making” has been filled with more ups and downs than I can count.

Throughout this massive rollercoaster of an endeavor, each victory and hiccup has seemed life-altering. But as the close of my first launch of the course grows near, I'm finding it much easier to look back and recognize the lessons that matter most from this journey.

Everyday Shortcuts

Everyday Shortcuts

When it seems like there's constantly more things we need to make space for in our days, it pays to save time wherever you can. This is why I love keyboard shortcuts. I can easily navigate various digital actions without constantly jumping back and forth between my keyboard and mouse, and hardly ever touching that top menu.

Today I'm excited to share my must-have shortcuts with your digital life. A lot of these you might already be familiar with, but you may also find some gems here as well. That said, cheers to taking the easy way!

The Illustrator Essentials Launch

The Illustrator Essentials Launch

As you may have already heard, I'm taking a new approach to launching my Illustrator Essentials course. I leaked the course landing page a week before launch and I'm not going to run a bunch of ads or try to hard-sell anyone once enrollment opens.

Instead, I'm hosting a series of giveaways and live interviews to celebrate the launch, support other small businesses I believe in, and introduce you to some incredibly inspiring brands in the process. I'm so excited to share all of this with you today!

Do Something Else

Do Something Else

For the last couple weeks, I've been heads down grinding away at my Illustrator Essentials course (launching July 10th). As you know, I'm a huge advocate of balance in life and business, but even I can acknowledge that there's a time to hustle when things just need to get done. That said, I've found one thing is my saving grace when the deadlines and creative block come calling.

As creative folks and small business owners, we love what we do. As a result, it's hard to separate our work from our life, making it so easy to think that each to-do is make-or-break for our brands and any hiccups are the end of the world. When we're frustrated or blocked creatively, we spend hours banging our heads against a wall and trying to muscle through. But there's a better way.