Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brand. Me.

Nine years ago, a little hobby I had of decorating my own home, then a friend's, then another friend's turned into a little business. Along came one successful partnership with the BFF, then two not so successful partnerships, and by 2009 I'd had enough with partnerships. 
True, I was scared. You see, I knew I had the skills, but that pesky voice of self doubt, the one that tells you you're not good enough, not smart enough, and definitely not professionally trained in the art of interior design, had hounded me all those years. I was a journalist for crying out loud, who would really ever believe in my designs?
Three years and many, many happy clients later, I've finally come into my own. I've finally found a logo that I think represents me well, one that I'll be proud to see on display at future events. 
I'm finally proud of this website (and believe me, I've had a few sites over the years) and the body of work it's able to highlight. 


And wow, really proud of this new online store venture and the endless possibilities that it represents.


Welcome to the newly branded, me.

A huge shout-out to the amazingly talented graphic/web designer, Sean M Field at Cre8Sean. I met Sean years ago on a birthday trip to Barbados, and we've been friends ever since. This is his second web design for me and he nails it every time. He is quite a force and his talent knows no boundaries.   

12 comments :

  1. Ummm...your logo has a lot of orange....
    Just kidding! Best of luck! Can't wait to have a grown up house to utilize your services!!!

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    1. Haha. Well, you know us island folks have a thing for some crazy colors.
      Please do hurry and get that house missy.
      Thanks for the love.

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    2. THIS IS FABULOUS!!! I am so very proud of you and happy for you I can't believe I can actually buy things from your website? Can't wait to get something for myself. And whenever you're in NY, please stop by. My house needs your HELP!!!

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  3. Congrats Nicole. I love your logo. It's modern and chic. I also like what I've seen so far. I know what you mean about the insecurities. I'm degreed in the industry and still have those same struggles. I'll have to share those in an email ;-). Sometimes....well most times our own voices holds us back more than naysayers. Your work speaks for itself. You are truly talented. Wishing you much success.

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    1. Miya,
      Wish you were here in Miami so we could grab a drink! You are truly a blogger/sister/friend! Thanks so much for all the support. Man, settling on a logo is a tough, tough thing but I think I've finally nailed it. Whew. Yes, feel free to email so we can dish. The insecurities have faded for the most part but true, we can sometimes be our worst enemy. Can't wait to chat.

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  4. The new site and logo look amazing. So proud of you!

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    1. Hey chica,
      Thanks sooooooooooooo much. It's been a journey with some amazing lessons learned and even more to learn.

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  5. Congratulations!

    I love how you infuse all of your designs with a beautiful Caribbean charm.

    Great job on the expansion!

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  6. Congrats girl! How are you doing all this? Superwoman!

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  7. Congrats sis! Love Love Love it! So proud of you!!!

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  8. Man, I'm still giddy from the whirlwind of activity with the new brand, store, website et al. But thanks to everyone for your kind words and best wishes. This has been a decade in the making. It is indeed true: good things come to those who wait.

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