5 Things Inspiring Me: October 2023

5 Things Inspiring Me: October 2023

Hey friend, happy fall! 🍁 I’m finally starting to accept that summer is over and it’s time to embrace cozy season… 🥲 I suppose it helps to have fun activities like pumpkin painting, costume dress-ups, and spooky food lettering projects. 👻



1) I’m back from backpacking in Havasupai! 🎒🥾

I got back a few weeks ago and I’m still dreaming about the waterfalls from our hikes. I made shirts for our group and everyone had a blast. 🥹 I’m thinking of selling these shirts for the holiday season... Lmk if you know someone that might be interested.

2) Announcing My 2023 Holiday Market Tour! 🎄🛍

 I’m kicking off my holiday markets next month and I’m SO excited. So excited that I even made a tour poster inspired by Tswift. 😂 I’m also still looking for a market to do on 12/16 weekend. Lmk if you have any recs! 👋



1) 3 Benefits to Sharing a Booth at a Craft Market 🤟

I shared a booth with my friend Joanna (@winkandwonder) at Unique Markets this summer and had an amazing experience. I wrote down the benefits to creatives partnering up for events like this and tips on how to do it!
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2) What it Means to Be a Multidisciplinary Creative 👩🏻‍🎨 

This is the first post out of a 3-part series on the topic of being a “multidisciplinary creative”. As a self-taught creative that’s explored many disciplines including lettering, illustration, writing, and more I have a lot of ideas that I’m excited to unpack with you.
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1. ARTIST: Lucas Beaufort

Lucas is a painter & filmmaker from France that creates colorful pieces inspired by street art and skateboarding. He’s designed murals, skateboards, and sculptures and hosts a program called Art Camp where he invites artists from around the world to create and share their work.

Check out his work here.

2. BLOG: Spiky Point of View by Wes Kao

Wes Kao is a marketing expert and co-founder of Maven and altMBA (with Seth Godin!). I recently revisited her article on how to craft a compelling message by developing a “spiky” point of view. She sharsd great tips on how to make your argument stand out from the noise by making it personal and unique.

Check out the blog here.

3. BOOK: Build by Tony Fadell

This is a memoir written by Tony Fadell, the engineer/entrepreneur that led the creation of the iPod, iPhone, and Nest. He shares his journey, the talented leaders he’s worked with (including Steve Jobs), and advice on how to build products and businesses that last.

Check out the book here.

4. PODCAST: Dandelion Chocolate on Shopify Masters

In this interview, Todd Masonis, co-founder of Dandelion Chocolate, shares how they went from selling their tech startup to Comcast to starting a retail craft chocolate business. Interesting learning about how they A/B test their products, make strategic business decisions, and focus on creating a perennial business.

Check out the podcast here.

5. SMALL BIZ: Asian Founded

Asian Founded is an advertising and marketing agency founded by fellow Bruin 💛💙, Esther Sae Lee, focused on amplifying Asian-owned businesses through events and creative services. They recently partnered with Meta to host a demo day to connect entrepreneurs and investors!

Check out their IG here.

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Have a great day and take it easy. ✌️


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