My Talk on Sales for Introverts

My Talk on Sales for Introverts

WordPress.tv just posted the talk I gave at @wordcampasheville this year on Sales and Customer Service for the Introverted Designer.
Link in my profile ๐Ÿ‘†

Is an hour long vulnerable knowledge drop on why and how I think about fear and sales. #hornsbycreative #publicspeaker #salestraining #wordcamp #design #inspiration #work #smallbusiness #businessbranding #entrepeneur #entrepeneurlife ย #ashevillebusiness #smallbusiness #creative #creativity #branding #graphicdesign #followyourfear

Balance in 2019

Balance in 2019

My word of intention for 2019 is BALANCE.

Balance is not some static state that you reach and then your done. It’s a continuous series of adjustments and recalibration that requires dedicated focus, attention to detail, steady breath in the face of fear, confidence, strength and clarity.

2018 was a year of death and rebirth. New ventures, shedding my old skin and also getting back in touch with my roots. I let go of a lot. I left my secure job to start my own business. I took on new opportunities to do things that scared me. I shared more openly and honestly. I had breakthroughs and failures alike. I forged new alliances. I saw new lives come early and others go too soon. I keep learning to let go without remorse.

Through it all I continue to dive deeper into my own practice of awakening and unfolding, leaning into the sharp places. Embracing it all, the comfortable and the uncomfortable. Accepting and letting it come and go.

A process that is still ongoing as we step into 2019.

My intention going into this year is to work to keep the balance required to hit the marks I am aiming for. I don’t make new years resolutions per se because I set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals and intentions. I am to continue that practice with more focus on holding sacred space for myself. Deadlines and long days and nights will come as they always do. But I am committing to continue to schedule in leisure time, family time, time to practice. To realize that I have worth and value that is independent of busying myself. That hard work may be a virtue, but work as an end in itself is not virtuous. I am proud and grateful for what I have opportunity and ability to produce, but I am worth more than simply how productive I am.

There are things worth much more than my billable time that are given freely. A walk in the woods with my family. Sharing a smile with a stranger. Hearing my kids laughter. Comforting someone who is dying.

I will remember that my most important client is really myself. If I don’t take care of that first, I’m not able to deliver my best.

I took this ๐Ÿ“ธ this evening at the @avlsymphony @cirquemusica dress rehearsal. Wow.

Illustration Throw Back

Illustration Throw Back

Here is an illustration commission I finished up this time last year. This ended up become part of T Shirt design for a local company.

One of the types of hand crafted illustrations I can create for you, your business or story.

Nature is happening all around us. Go get some.

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#artoftheday
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#love
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#ink
#penandink
#draw
#drawing
#drawings
#sketch
#sketchdaily
#inkaddict
#inkspiration
#amazingink
#black
#blackwork
#sketchbook
#nature
#forest
#hiking

Break on Through

Break on Through

Double board break via step behind sidekick. Took some technique adjustment to get through two boards. I wanted to be too close. I now realize the need to take a step further back to create the space to travel and create more velocity. Sometimes we need to take a step back to break through what’s holding us back. This snow day is a good forced hand by nature to do just that.

#boardbreaks #taekwando #hornsbycreative

Turtle Sketches

Turtle Sketches

Exploring turtle sketches for a current logo branding project.

#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #arte ย #instaart #illustration #artoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartists

#creativity #creative #topcreator #draw #drawing #drawings #sketch #sketchdaily #ashevillartists #sketchbook #hornsbycreative #ink #penandink #inkaddict #inkspiration #amazingink #black #blackwork #inkstagram

Riparian Turtle Moodboard

Riparian Turtle Moodboard

Here’s a moodboard for a current logo /branding project I’m working on for Blue Earth Planning, Engineering & Design.
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The moodboard is part of the collaborative design process where we select inspirational imagery that represents the mood we are looking to evoke with the brand design. The imagery is not intended to be taken too literally and just helps establish some boundaries within which to focus our creative work.
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As the client is a unique values based hydroengineering firm, we’ve focused on drawing our primary inspiration from riparian topography and turtle imagery. Through our detailed discovery process we’ve identified these as our key elements.
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Stay tuned for more to come!
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#hornsbycreative #design #inspiration #work #smallbusiness #businessbranding #entrepeneur #entrepeneurlife ย #ashevillebusiness #smallbusiness #creative #creativity #branding #graphicdesign #printdesign #topcreator
#logodesign #logodesinger #brandmark #logomark
#nonprofitdesign

Some emoticons of sorts

Some emoticons of sorts

Some emoticons of sorts for a book illustration project in working on.

#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #arte ย #instaart #illustration #artoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartists
#creativity #creative #topcreator #draw
#drawing #drawings #sketch #sketchdaily
#ashevillartists #sketchbook
#hornsbycreative