I’ve been receiving such thoughtful and supportive DM’s from so many of you over the past couple of weeks cheering me on about the impending shop launch. I just wanted to take the opportunity to give sincere thanks. Your words really do mean the world to me . . As launches can sometimes look glamorous from the outside, I’d like to give you an honest insight into what’s going on right now around the computer screen I’ve been solidly staring at for the past few months: I’m surrounded by 6 (seriously 6) half-drunk cups of tea, there are remnants of my very balanced lunch of toast and cheese stuck to my dressing robe that I’m still wearing at 7:30 pm, Sushi is next to me snoring like she’s in a competition for World’s Loudest Cat and I can smell the dinner Taka is preparing for the 40th night in a row because he knows I won’t eat dinner if he doesn’t. . . So with all that honesty, can I share something with you? ……I’m a little nervous about what you’ll think. . . There’s that fear of working away at something behind the scenes and then bearing all for everyone to see… thank goodness I don’t have to get nude too. . . BUT.... . . I keep thinking about the photographer just starting out, chasing their dreams and living the side hustle life - I want to give her the confidence that an amazing brand gives you. Or the stylist who knows their craft and finally wants to take those next steps into having a brand of her own– I want her to feel legit. . . These products, this shop…YOU were the driving force behind it all. . . So with that, let’s celebrate! . . I’ll see you at the live launch party tomorrow . . Date: Tuesday 16th July Location: Live here on IG Time: 8 PM CST (11 AM Wednesday for Aussies) . . I can’t wait to see you there and as a thank you, you’ll have the chance to win $150 to the shop!!!
So on Tuesday I let it slip that I’ll be launching the Mishku Brand Shop on the 16th of July - and by launching, I mean I’ll be putting on the introvert-welcome party of all parties on IG live to kick off the opening of the shop! . . What exactly is this event? . . Imagine your ideal in-home party (mine would be watching every unlikely animal friendship youtube video on the internet wearing my bathrobe with a wine in hand...and yet somehow still making your brand more beautiful...) – that’s what I envision for this digital soiree! There will be fun, games and like every good party, there will be a chance of (actually good) free stuff. . . Date:Tuesday 16thJuly Location: Live on my Instagram @mishku.studio Time: 8PM CST ( 11am Wednesday for Aussies) . . Why you need show up: I’m going to press publish on the shop and give you a tour of the Mishku Brand Shop and all the incredible ways that you can get an INSTANTLY better brand! . . Most excitingly - someone there live will get $150 to spend in the shop! (Just for reference, that’ll be enough to keep you beautiful even if you’re driving your significant other/BFF nuts with how many times you decide to pivot and try something new...I’m not judging. I’m just here to help you do it in style.) . . So, will you be there friends?! Can't wait to see your tiny little profile pics show up in my live feed! . . . . Styling by: @sandrachaudesign Photography by: @tealily . . #branding #branddesigner #brandingforcreatives #brandingdesign #brandingforphotographers #brandingforflorists #brandingagency #brandingstudio #minimaldesign #graphicdesigner #calledtobecreative #graphicdesign #logodesign #visualidentitydesign #visualidentity #minimalmood #brandingtips #fwportfolio #makersandthinkers #creativewomen #mycreativebiz #brandstylist #webdesign #creativityfound #communityovercompetition
*BAM* Save the date in your calendar friends as the Mishku Brand Shop is opening July 16th and I've got some fun things planned! . . So if you've been feeling lost when it comes to using color in your projects or picking your brand colors . . Or if you've been feeling frustrated when trying to work with typography and pick fonts . . Or If you're starting out (or a few years or less in) and really want to have a cohesive and powerful brand for your business . . Or you want to grab attention on your social media channels . . I'M HERE FOR YOU! The Mishku Band Shop is here to help, inspire and inform you making your brand and business the best it can be! . . If you haven't already signed up for my FREE: 6 color palettes for your brand mini guide, go ahead and do that now! I'll be sending out all the deets over the next few days . . EEKKKKK less than a week friends! . . . . . . . . . #mishkubrandshop #branding #socialmediamarketing #branddesign #branding #brandingdesigner #brandingdesign #brand #visualidentity #brandidentity #logodesign #designtips #designinspo #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner
Something I often see when people put together their own brand is that they don't spend the time getting a solid aesthetic vision together first and then end up hodge-podge adding things as they go. This color here, a bit of this-cool-thing-I-saw-on-Pinterest there ....well it can end up a bit of a mess. . . If you've got a solid direction though, it is a HECK of a lot easier for you when it comes to implementing your brand. Not to mention the power of consistency in attracting your target audience and creating trust - as Donald Miller of Story Brand puts it: If you confuse you lose. . . I totally get that it can be really hard to narrow things down for yourself though - there are so many things that inspire you and it can be intimidating to stick to one thing and go with it. It's even harder when you're doing it by yourself - as humans we tend to get sidetracked and want our brand to be 100 things at once. . . My solution? I've got some super special offerings in the soon-to-be-revealed Mishku Brand Shop that will set you on your way with a brand that is clear, concise and professionally designed at just a fraction of the price it is to work with me. I can't wait for you to have a brand that you can confidently stand behind! . . I'll be revealing the date tomorrow that the shop will be live eeeekkkk!!! Stay tuned!! . . . Photography: @tealily Styling: @sandrachaudesign Art/Design: @mishku.studio . . . #brandingdesign #brandingtips #brandingforcreatives #creativebranding #thehappynow #minimalaesthetic #minimalmood #chasinglight #branddesigner #brandingphotography #brandidentity #brandingshop #brandshop #branding101
There are lots of common mistakes people make when it comes to working with type. Like not having enough contrast between font selections, going crazy on letter-spacing or picking a font that just does NOT go with their brand or project. . . I get it though, working with type is HARD. There are a lot of subtle details in typography design and sometimes when you put things together, something just looks 'off'..... and it's difficult to put your finger on why. . . It's a topic I've had to nerd out on as my overly analytical brain wanted to understand THE RULES ( me on my knees staring into the sky with clenched fists: But what are the RULESSSS?!). My conclusion? Yeah, there are rules, but there's also a lot of room for interpretation and finessing. . . My other (more exciting) conclusion? I decided to create a simple concise resource about all things type, for people who want the guesswork taken out of it for them! Keep your eyes peeled for this goodie in the Mishku Brand Shop - details to be released very soon! . . Tell me, what do you struggle with most when it comes to typography? Or what do you LOVE most about it? . . . . . . . #typography #typographydesign #goodtype #thevisualscollective #creativebranding #branddesigner #brandingdesign #fontpairing #typographic #creativebiz #creativentrepreneur #brandingforcreatives #type #fontstyle #fontdesign #goodfont
You've said goodbye to your day job or told your family you're finally pursuing your passion or asked your MIL to take the kids a few times a week....whatever it looks like starting your business, it's a big leap. There are sacrifices you have to make, scary decisions put in your lap and I am almost certain you have no idea what the future will hold. . . Why then would you be expected to know from the beginning exactly what your branding should look and feel like? You're just trying to find your feet in your business and figure out how the heck to do your taxes how are you meant to have a solid idea of what kind of visual identity will serve you for years to come...let alone even KNOW who the target customer is that you're trying to attract! . . On top of that, money is tight when you're starting out, there's usually a whole heap of upfront costs that come with starting a business! . . A mistake I see people making is spending A WHOLE HEAP of $$$ on branding at the very start of their business - then having to re-brand a couple of years down the track because they've changed who they're serving or what they're selling or how they're doing it. In fact, a lot of my clients are rebranders. . . I know from experience too because, heck, even I rebranded after my relatively short time since starting Mishku because I dropped weddings to focus solely on branding - I wanted my visual identity to reflect that and more of what makes me unique (psstttt....hey look at my new logo!). Lucky for me, I'm a brand designer and didn't have to pay for it..... . . With all that in mind, I REALLY wanted to be able to help people at this stage of business. I don't want you to be tied down because the first few years should be all about experimentation and figuring out what works. So I've carefully developed offerings in my soon to be released Mishku Brand Shop that will give you the refined identity at a price that won't sacrifice your growth! Details coming very soon!