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I'm here as your designer, business helper, cheerleader, supporter & friend. Since 2017, I've helped creative women polish their presence online. If you're looking for some inspiration, design education, business tips, and a little dose of lifestyle & motherhood goodness, you're in the right place, friend!

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Today we’re celebrating the launch of the all new online home for Heather Dawn Events! When Heather first reached out to me, I was giddy at the idea of designing a website centered around what used to be my dream job as a teenager – a wedding and event planner. I was able to play […]

Showit Web Design Launch – Heather Dawn Events

Website Design

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So an inquiry just found it’s way into your inbox. You’ve been dreaming of landing this exact type of client. You quickly turn right to your Word doc, Canva, or maybe even InDesign to throw together your PDF guide and send off to them. Then..crickets. Could it be that your PDF pricing proposal is actually […]

The ONE thing that helped land my dream clients

Website Design

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I used to never be a morning person. Am I now? Honestly, not really – if I could, I’d stay up all night working away. But over the last year, I’ve made it a priority to wake up earlier and be intentional about my morning routine, and I still plan to keep working on starting […]

My Morning Routine as a Creative Business Owner

Lifestyle

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We believe that every good brand starts with a mood board, is built referencing the mood board, then continues to thrive with a mood board. To have a mood board that’s strong and keeps you grounded to your brand with every single decision you make, we believe there are 4 key elements to include.   […]

The Recipe for a Perfect Brand Mood Board

Business

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Confession time: a few years ago, someone would say the word “podcast” and I thought they were talking about the Jon Tesh Radio Show or NPR. I saw the little purple app in my iPhone and wondered why it was even there. Guys, I didn’t even know what a podcast was.. please tell me I’m […]

My Favorite Podcasts & Daily Listening Schedule

Lifestyle

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Your Brand is More than Just Your Business

Business

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1. Professional Headshots of YOU In order to stand out in such a saturated industry, it’s crucial to highlight your most unique selling proposition which truly is YOU. Professional headshots that are on-brand (key) and representative of your personality take any website to the next level for many reasons: + People take you more seriously. […]

5 Ways to Build Trust with Your Website Visitors

Website Design

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Today I want to give you a little glimpse into what a design sitting looks like for me when working on a website design in Showit. This is a mock website I threw together for a sample wedding planning company to give you a little peek behind the scenes of my design process! I can’t […]

Take a Peek into my Design Workspace!

Branding

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