Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Introducing…. a New Logo and my Marketing Coordinator!

Eagle-eyed readers have probably noticed that I've been using a new watermark for the past few weeks. 


Creating my new logo has been a labor of love. While it would have been much easier to hire someone with a lot more experience than I have to make it, I was determined to do it on my own. I used DesignMantic and was very happy with their tools and their customer service (as it was inevitable that I wouldn't be able to figure it all out on my own.) I got a jpeg, pdf and png version of my logo for a very reasonable price. Did you notice that the logo represents the fact that I'm a lefty

I used the new logo to design new business cards:

 
My new blog header (coming soon) will look similar. 

I intentionally left the logo's pencil hollow so that I'd have options. The cards look good as is, but they are even more fun in a rainbow of colors.

 
I didn't just get one set of business cards though, which brings me to my big announcement....



I've brought on Tanya Napier as the Marketing Coordinator for My Creative Life! 


I mentioned back in October my plans to monetize the blog, which will be Tanya's main focus. I am thrilled to have her join me! I'll let Tanya introduce herself:
My name is Tanya Napier. I live in Southern California with my husband of 13 years, Will, and our three boys, ages 11, 8 and 4. I am a former preschool teacher and became a stay at home mom when my oldest entered kindergarten. Besides taking care of my own family, I provide childcare for two other families, as well. I love reading, spending time outdoors, drinking coffee and cheering my boys on from the sidelines of many sports. 
I can't remember a time when I wasn't involved in some sort of craft project. Scrapbooking is my first love, but I also enjoy cardmaking, sewing, home decor and kid's crafts. I also dabble in art journaling. Nothing inspires me more than being around crafty people and seeing what and how they create.

Welcome, Tanya! I'm so excited to be working together!

6 comments:

  1. Oh well! Very cool! I didn't notice because I'm not a very observant person (well I'm not observant AT ALL, LOL)... The cards are nice; good job! You said you mentioned your business before, I must have missed it...or did I just assume (incorrectly) that all your creative posts were for fun/hobby. (Ugh, I'm terrible!) Congrats to you and your (new) venture! I wish you much success! :)

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  2. Oh, and "Hi" Tanya! Nice to meet you! :0)

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  3. Welcome Tanya!! So excited to see you take on this new role. Congrats Cindy on this big step. Wishing you the best. What a great team!

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  4. Love the clean look of your new logo. If I didn't know you and just saw your logo, I would guess that you are either a creative writing teacher or that you blog about creative writing (fiction). That might just be my own personal slant though as my undergraduate degree is in English and I like to visit blogs about writers, writing, grammar and books. Love the pencil on the left to indicate you're a lefty. Clever.

    A warm welcome to Tanya. I'm very interested in your journey to monetize your blog. You've always had terrific, original content. Can't wait to watch you grow! What a fun start to the new year! Congrats!

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  5. I'm thrilled to be apart of My Creative Life!

    The cards look great! I love the "lefty" element, too. :)

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  6. HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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