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That's Darlin' brand identity by Pinegate Road. Are you looking for a design studio to help propel your business to the next level? Pinegate Road specializes in helping small and medium creative businesses live out their unique values and put their best foot forward. | branding, brand design, lettering, hand lettering, identity, identity design, brand board, brand buildout

That's Darlin' Brand Identity

That's Darlin' brand identity by Pinegate Road. Are you looking for a design studio to help propel your business to the next level? Pinegate Road specializes in helping small and medium creative busi (Top Design Brands)

That’s Darlin’ Brand Identity | PINEGATE ROAD Are you looking for a design studio to help propel your business to the next level? Pinegate Road specializes in helping small and medium creative businesses live out their values and put their best foot forward. | branding, brand design, lettering, hand lettering, identity, identity design, brand board, brand buildout

That's Darlin' Brand Identity

Are you curious about how other designers run their freelance businesses? I know I always am! Jess Levitz os one of my mastermind members and a hand letterer extraordinaire! She’s the owner of June Letters Studio and also started the inspiring FreelanceWisdom.com website. We sat down to have an in-depth conversation about her journey from working for brands to transitioning into freelancing.

The Pinegate Road, Episode 19: How to run a freelance design business with Jess Levitz

Are you curious about how other designers run their freelance businesses? I know I always am! Jess Levitz os one of my mastermind members and a hand letterer extraordinaire! She’s the owner of June Letters Studio and also started the inspiring FreelanceWisdom.com website. We sat down to have an in-depth conversation about her journey from working for brands to transitioning into freelancing.

Are you brand’s foundations in place? This episode is with Maura Day, founder of design studio MDRNHAND who is also a surface designer at Crate & Barrel. We’re going behind-the-scenes into how she started to create her own company, as well as into details about what it’s like to be a smaller part of a …

Behind the Brand, Episode 31 with Maura Day, founder of MDRNHAND Design

Are you brand’s foundations in place? This episode is with Maura Day, founder of design studio MDRNHAND who is also a surface designer at Crate & Barrel. We’re going behind-the-scenes into how she started to create her own company, as well as into details about what it’s like to be a smaller part of a …

Are you planning to get your financial life sorted out in 2017? Today’s guest is Jenny Karlsson and she is a pet photographer turned financial coach for creatives. Before starting her business she got an MBA which gave her a really solid foundation to build on. She talks about the very thorough process she went through to set herself up financially before taking her pet photography full-time. Jenny has great advice for managing your finances to take your side hustle full-time.

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 24: Managing your finances like a boss with Jenny Karlsson

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode Managing your finances like a boss with Jenny Karlsson - PINEGATE ROAD

Is your business supporting the lifestyle you want? Chelsea has done an amazing job of building her business around her life, rather than the other way around. I think many of us want our businesses to support the lifestyle that we want to have so that we can put our life first, but that’s sometimes easier said than done. Chelsea is such a great example of this and has great insights into how we can make our business work with our life instead of against it.

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 29: Building your business around your LIFE, with Chelsea Hibbard

Is your business supporting the lifestyle you want? Chelsea has done an amazing job of building her business around her life, rather than the other way around. I think many of us want our businesses to support the lifestyle that we want to have so that we can put our life first, but that’s sometimes easier said than done. Chelsea is such a great example of this and has great insights into how we can make our business work with our life instead of against it.

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The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 18: Anxiety and the creative journey, with Ciara Sames

Are you curious how people expand their businesses to open a brick and mortar shop? Liz Maute Cooke of Lionheart Prints explains her journey from creating her prints as a fun hobby to building it up to where it is today. She now has a storefront in New Orleans that you can go visit and shop from in-person. Liz goes really in-depth about how she actually built Lionheart Prints and she has great insights into what it takes to be successful with a product-based business.

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 25: Opening a brick and mortar store, with Liz Maute Cooke of Lionheart Prints

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode Opening a brick and mortar store, with Liz Maute Cooke of Lionheart Prints - PINEGATE ROAD

Are you looking to create more passive income in your business? Kelsey Baldwin of Paper + Oats built up her business from a design studio to a product shop and now she sells courses full-time. In this episode we talk about why she decided to start building courses, and how she differentiates herself in the market. She’s also a single mom raising her daughter by herself while doing all of this, so we got into that as well. If you have a family, are looking to start a family, want to learn

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 20: Making the transition from service-based business to passive-income through course creation, with Kelsey Baldwin of Paper and Oats

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode Making the transition from service-based business to passive-income through course creation, with Kelsey Baldwin of Paper and Oats - PINEGATE ROAD

What does life look like six months into running my business? That’s what I’m going to be sharing with you in today’s episode. Also, because it’s the beginning of the year I wanted to talk about my word of the year and how I’m building that into my business. This was a really good chance to catch up with all of you and I’m also sharing my insights about growing a confident business. These are the strategies and ideas I’m experimenting with this year and they might be helpful for you too!

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 26: Building a Confident Business with Kelsey Cronkhite

What does life look like six months into running my business? That’s what I’m going to be sharing with you in today’s episode. Also, because it’s the beginning of the year I wanted to talk about my word of the year and how I’m building that into my business. This was a really good chance to catch up with all of you and I’m also sharing my insights about growing a confident business. These are the strategies and ideas I’m experimenting with this year and they might be helpful for you too!

Do you ever worry that everyone else has it all figured out and you don’t? Ashley Beaudin is the founder and creator of The Imperfect Boss, a social media movement of people sharing some of the imperfections behind their businesses. In a world where people mostly share their perfect moments and highlight reels, it’s really refreshing to hear some of these stories and understand that we’re not alone in the messier sides of our businesses.

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 28: Making and marketing social movements with Ashley Beaudin

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode Making and marketing social movements with Ashley Beaudin - PINEGATE ROAD

This week we have a very special episode of Behind the Brand — we are going behind the Pinegate Road brand! I wanted to take this time early on in the show to give you a general understanding of how I have built the Pinegate Road brand over the past several years, go into our …

Behind the Brand, Episode 32 with Kelsey Kerslake, Founder & CEO of

This week we have a very special episode of Behind the Brand — we are going behind the Pinegate Road brand! I wanted to take this time early on in the show to give you a general understanding of how I have built the Pinegate Road brand over the past several years, go into our …

Forging your own path will make you happier than listening to what anyone else thinks you should be doing That’s a major takeaway from my interview with Meg Sheeley, the founder of Summerfield Delight and SquareSpace Design Guild. Meg and I have had similar journeys in our careers, even attending the same design school although …

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 16: Finding the Courage to Forge Your Own Path with Meg Sheeley

Forging your own path will make you happier than listening to what anyone else thinks you should be doing That’s a major takeaway from my interview with Meg Sheeley, the founder of Summerfield Delight and SquareSpace Design Guild. Meg and I have had similar journeys in our careers, even attending the same design school although …

Do you want to solidify your brand or grow your personal brand? Jordan Brantley is the owner and founder of The Business Bar. She’s a branding expert and this episode is full of insights about building the brand of your creative business. We talk about why laying strong foundations for your brand is absolutely critical …

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 14: Owning your expertise with Jordan Brantley of The Business Bar

Do you want to solidify your brand or grow your personal brand? Jordan Brantley is the owner and founder of The Business Bar. She’s a branding expert and this episode is full of insights about building the brand of your creative business. We talk about why laying strong foundations for your brand is absolutely critical …

My reflection on 2016 as a creative entrepreneur, and setting goals for 2017 in life and business. #branding #graphicdesign #logo #business #entrepreneur

2016 Refection and 2017 Goals

My reflection on 2016 as a creative entrepreneur, and setting goals for 2017 in life and business.

Are you struggling with your personal style? It’s an area of my life (and really, my business) that I’ve been neglecting for the past few years which is why I’m especially excited for today’s episode. I really wanted to talk about personal style in relation to finding your happiness in your life and growing your business, alongside tips and tricks for finding your personal style.

The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 27: Finding your personal style with Megan Moran

Are you struggling with your personal style? It’s an area of my life (and really, my business) that I’ve been neglecting for the past few years which is why I’m especially excited for today’s episode. I really wanted to talk about personal style in relation to finding your happiness in your life and growing your business, alongside tips and tricks for finding your personal style.

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