Monday, April 5, 2010

PLEASE READ!!!

After much debate and TONS of hours of work, I have created a NEW BLOG.  


I have finally decided to reveal my new blog and new identity to my loyal fans.  You can see my new identity on my blog, etsy shop, and facebook fan page.

I am not going to be posting anymore from this blog and will delete it in a couple weeks.  I have exported my old posts onto my new blog, so you can see everything there.  Please be sure to follow me on my new blog!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Heart Design Awards!

Vote for Bakeshop Talk's blog design!




There are also a ton of other great designs on this site, so check it out!



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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Taking a Break...Obviously

So, I have been completely neglectful of my blog.  I had a long Christmas Break and Riley, Sean and I all got sick and I got a ton of orders, and really, it is more important to me that I finish those orders than it is that I write in my blog...but I promise I will be back soon.  I am working on a new look for Edub (again) to go with my new website (both of those have ALSO been on hold), but I'm starting to catch up.  Sorry to my few frequent readers :)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to write a quick note before I leave town.  I will be accepting new orders, but they will not be fulfilled until after January 4th.  All my current clients, I will be working on your items after December 29th.

Okay, enough business...

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all my readers, clients and friends that have supported EDUB this year.  I couldn't have done it without you all.  You are the reason why my family is having a good Christmas this year (and why I still have my car lol!)  Everyone have a great holiday!




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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I have GREAT clients :)

I love designing for etsy customers. They are so fun to work with and they send me stuff :)  I was so excited to find these on my doorstep yesterday:

And Tawnya of Vintage Bakeshop didn't just send me the chocolate cupcake mix...She sent me all the mixes with the labels that I designed!  I can't wait to try them out...I think I'll try red velvet because that's my favorite :)  Thank you so much Tawnya!  I LOVE them!
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Before and After Wednesday!

So I'm a little behind...oh well.  It will just be before and after someday :)  Sometimes my schedule is just too crazy to actually have a schedule.

Before:

After:  The colors in the first one weren't exacly conveying the modern feel that she wanted for her bakery...so we switched it to orange and green, got rid of the leaves and junk and changed the font in life to look more like handwriting.  The swirls actually came from a previous draft that I did, that I didn't actually save. 

If the food is as good as the logo looks, I want some of that...ha ha :)

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A little bit about EDUB...

One of my friends is doing a paper on me for college. It's about a woman entrepreneur...which I happen to be. I was so flattered that she asked to do hers on me...so of course I said yes. I thought she had really good questions, so I wanted to post the Q and A here :)

-How did you come up with the name "Edub" for your company?
Edub is just my initials- EW :)

-How do you balance your priorities (family, business, leisure time, etc.)?
My family is always first. I plan work around Riley's naps and "play time." I don't work on weekends or when Sean is home, unless it's imperative that I get a design out. I work in the mornings usually and start cleaning and cooking around 4.  I'm still working on finding leisure time, but I enjoy what I do, so I guess that is my leisure time!

-What kind of advice do you have for other women looking to start their own business?
For women starting their own business: Have confidence in what you are doing, and find a niche (something that people will want). Having said that, start small. I had big dreams, so it was easy for me to get overwhelmed. By just starting out with $10 jobs, I knew I could grow from there. I'm still in the growing stage, but I know I couldn't have done this if I didn't believe in what I was doing.

-How do you see the future of Edub? 5 years, 10 years down the road?
5 years- I plan to do websites in the near future, but I also want to be more knowledgeable, so I might put everything on hold to get a bachelor's degree in graphic design. I'm thinking it might take me a few years since I don't want to go full-time. In the mean time, I want to start a printing business to attract more customers (I lose some because I don't print :P) And I'm going to start a scrapbooking business.
10 years- By now, the kids will all be in school :) So, I want to do this full-time while they're at school. I also want to have a few employees to help me with the printing and designing. This is where the whole dream big thing comes into play!

-Also, could you give me a date/time frame of when you learned graphic design, then found out about etsy stores and started bidding, and when you made your own business?
Timeline: First off, I've been doing graphic design for forever, but I only used paint. My dad told me to go into graphic design, but I didn't listen :) Parents really do know what they're talking about!
February 2007- Started digital scrapbooking...realized I was pretty good at it!
August 2007- I started writing and designing my company's handbook. This is when I really got interested in graphic design.
April 2008- Moved to Arizona. My company still let me keep my job, but the business was really slow, so I mostly practiced designing while I was there!
July 2008- Lost my job with my company, so Sean and I lived off our savings for the rest of the year. I really started brainstorming about what I could do...
April 2009- Started designing logos for $10 on etsyI have since raised my prices (obviously), and I get about 2 or 3 clients a week!

If you have questions, or would like to know more, just leave a comment!!

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