Olivia M Design


Get Inspired!

A few months back I wrote a blog about the importance of inspiration. I talked about why we need to surround ourselves with things that light us up and little things we can do to interject inspiration into our daily lives. Today I want to give you a look into my world and what’s been inspiring me!

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Balancing Full Time with Freelancing

For a lot of people, freelancing is just their side gig. They have a steady 9 to 5 by day and become a freelancer by night. For a lot of creative people, having that extra outlet of creativity is crucial for a lot of different reasons, but can get hard to manage. These tips are for you if you’ve already started freelancing, or if you’ve just started to dip your toes in.

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Guide to Pricing Your Work

Ask any freelancer out there, and they'll tell you that pricing their work is one of the hardest parts of the job. It's hard to tell someone how much you think your skills are worth. Imposter syndrome is real and something you'll have to deal with at some point or another. But we can't let that keep us from charging what we deserve for the work we do. You've worked hard to learn this skill and your personal style is valuable!

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What is Branding?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘branding’? Maybe you think of brand names like Nike or Chick-Fil-A. Or maybe you think of iconic logos like the Olympics rings or Starbucks mermaid. While logos are a big part of branding, there’s a lot more to it than that.

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The Importance of Inspiration

Whether you know it or not, you need to be inspired as a creative. You need things that make your heart happy and things that challenge you. Imagine quitting whatever creative outlet you currently have (even if it’s your full time job), taking down every decoration in your house, never listening to music, and only eating tan colored foods. Life would suck.

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