Skip The Bullshit, Hand-lettered Illustration Process

Curious about how I go about hand-lettering the illustrations in my shop? In this post I’ve broken down the different phases my illustrations go through during the creative process and have shared images directly from my artwork files. I use orange…

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Essential Tools for Building Paper Cut Illustrations

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career as a paper illustrator or just want to experiment with a new medium, learning what tools you’ll need is a good place to start. I’m going to save ya a little time by taking the guess work out of what…

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A New Year, A New Direction

If there is anything that I’ve learned so far as a small business lady it’s that you can’t be afraid to let go of what’s not working and change direction. Businesses, big and small, are constantly evolving. Just like with anything in life, change is…

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Custom Type: Calligraphy vs. Hand-lettering

As these artforms grow in popularity I’m finding a lot of people use the two terms interchangeably when describing their own works, the work of others, or the work they want created for them. But, while calligraphy and hand-lettering can often look…

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My First 100 Days in Business & What I Learned

100 days since I officially launched Goldfish Girl Creative, LLC. 100 days as a small business woman. 100 days of trial and error. I am a first-time small business owner who jumped in headfirst, so these first days have been crazy interesting, kind…

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