Nouvelle Design

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Designer: Nouvelle Design

Website + Blog

I’m so excited to show off the brand new site for one of my go-to graphic design ladies, Sarah of Nouvelle Design! She did an incredible job designing the site and every page is custom with so many well-thought-out details. And as you can see, it’s also completely mobile responsive!

If you are in need of anything from branding to web to print, you’ll definitely want to check out Sarah’s new site and get in touch!

Scheme Wedding & Event Design

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Designer: Nouvelle Design

Website + Blog

The team of ladies over at Scheme Events came to Sarah and I in need of a major web overhaul. Their designs are often featured on Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, and TheKnot.com, and they needed a website/blog combo that could really “wow” viewers. And that’s just what we gave them! This site features a huge full-screen homepage slider & multiple portfolios to show off their gorgeous event photos, plus several super customized content pages – including a totally awesome contact form. Thanks Scheme ladies for being so much fun to work with!

Reflections on 2014: The year I became a working mom

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Well there we are – My beautiful family of three! I’ve managed to survive my first year of juggling the roles of new mom, military wife, and business owner… all of which are hard enough individually! Now, being somewhat on the other side of the transition, I want to take some time to reflect on this past year from a “working mom’s” perspective. Sorry in advance for what’s sure to be a rambling post.

A year ago today, I was a super sleep-deprived mom of a teeny six week old baby and right in the middle of a twelve week maternity leave. Honestly? I remember feeling like I was drowning, like I was doing everything wrong, and I was secretly wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into. Some moms just seem to “get it” from the start, but I felt lost and couldn’t figure out why my baby wouldn’t sleep anywhere but my arms (literally any time I set him down he started screaming instantly), and even then he would only sleep for an hour or so at a time. I remember being terrified that I would never again have any resemblance of my previous life. I began thinking that maybe being a business owner was not realistic and might have to be put on hold for a few years.

[Oh sweet, sleep-deprived Lindsay. I wish I could go back and tell you how that part of new mommy-hood is only for a short time and that once the fog lifts, being a mom brings more joy than you’ve even imagined. It just takes a few moments to find your footing.]

So the “fog” lifted sometime in early March, conveniently right about the time I had scheduled myself to go back to work. I eased myself back into it, only taking on a quarter of the projects of my normal pace. My grandma started to come to our house twice a week to help with Cohen while I worked, and each time I gladly took the opportunity to pack up my laptop and get out of the house for a bit. Coffee shops and cafes were now my “office”. And you know what? Each time I got out of the house, or worked with an inspiring client, or had a conversation that had nothing to do with babies, I found my old self coming back again little by little. I started to come back to life, and that’s when I realized that for me, I am a much happier person and a better mom, when I am working. Even if it’s only 10 hours a week. Continue reading…

Hello Monday + Nouvelle Design

Big changes are happening here at Hello Monday! After a lot of discussion, scheming & dreaming, Sarah and I have decided that in order for us to continue to both flourish in our specialties, we really need to have two individual business identities, one for design and one for development. Clients and followers, DON’T WORRY – This is not a breakup! We will still be working together seamlessly to bring beautiful web projects to life.

So then what does this mean exactly? Well, Hello Monday will now be exclusively a web development studio for graphic designers (with no in-house design). This change will allow me to grow infinitely in my skillset as a developer by working with a variety of other designers.

You’ll now find Sarah at Nouvelle Design (launch to be announced soon) and she will continue to take on branding and web projects there, collaborating with me on projects for web development. We’re both feeling excited and positive about this change, and hope that you all will come alongside us with lots of support and good vibes!