Every time I start a project, I get this tiny moment of panic. It doesn’t last long, but even now, after years in this business, I still notice that it happens.

It has a long and technical name, but in portfolio school, we just called it “fear of the blank page.” It’s that anxiety-inducing few moments right before getting started on something. I may have had 253 ideas buzzing around my head after a client meeting, and I am excited to get started on the project, but inevitably, and just for a short moment, this blank page panic happens when I sit down to get started.

Branding & Design, Creativity

September 15, 2021

Can A Little Fear Be A Good Thing?

Being the head of a creative team is incredibly rewarding. It requires you to be a protector and a facilitator for your team, removing obstacles and cultivating openness so great ideas have space to flourish. It also requires flexibility to play different roles throughout a project lifecycle. Sometimes you play the hype-man for the project. Sometimes your role is simply to get out of the way and let your amazing team of designers get after it. And then sometimes it is helping them see the greatness in what they just did.

Activations, Branding & Design, Networking, Website Design

August 11, 2021

Motivation For Creative Teams

The pandemic accelerated change and, with it, the need for executives to rethink how they nurture their careers in a new business environment where agile, virtually connected, and tech-driven skills are essential to thrive as a leader. What worked 2-5 years ago is no longer optimal for how businesses and people work together. Subsequently, the need for executives to rethink how they nurture their network is paramount.

Activations, Branding & Design, Networking, Website Design

July 6, 2021

4 Rules Of Exceptional Networking For Executives By Executives

You are the expert on your brand. You know it best, inside and out. So, then why do I need a branding expert? Because there is a difference between knowing your brand and your brand’s branding. HUGE. DIFFERENCE. So, while most brand designers will ask you questions and guide you on the brand strategy path, here are four tips to make the most out of your sessions.


June 11, 2019

You know your brand. We know branding.

Entrepreneurs, if you don’t have a brand strategy, here are four reasons you could be leaving money on the table.


May 9, 2019

Brand Strategy: 4 Reasons You Could Be Leaving Money On The Table