word origin 2011
grade school. i spend my school years doodling and daydreaming. kids would actually pay me to draw their names. so, you might say i've been designing fonts since grade school?
college. after doodling my way through school i was "ready" for college; art school of course. i originally wanted to study fashion design but was told by an advisor that it sounded like graphic design would be more my thing. at first i thought, what does he know? turns out, he was right!
graduated. landed a job just two months out of college. i was the lead graphic designer at a local wedding stationery shop. woohoo! thanks to my mom (who is never too shy to get what she wants) who landed me the job interview! i owe you mami!
quit job. you thought a fairytale was coming, didn't you? well, no. i realized that i loved this form of design. everything from the wedding world to the creative freedom. i knew i needed to be able to express my style and design in a way that felt true to me and not just produce "clip art" designs.
launched dove designs. went full blast, designed my own in home studio, designed and built my brand from the ground up. i liked the direction i was going in and then i didn't. i've grown a lot since, i've gotten a lot smarter in design and detail, i've changed, and so has my style.
now. this is the re-launch. i've worked late nights, 70+ hour weeks, went mad because i couldn't seem to design pieces that i loved or felt passionate about. but then it started to flow and my creativity slowly started coming back. that creativity brought new designs, new direction, and this blog.
blog. welcome. i am a newlywed, a recent bride. i have so much to share, newlywed life + wedding planning help + design inspiration + everyday life. thank you for visiting; hope to see you often.
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