More times than not, there is a reason the phrases I write for these downloads pop into my head or stand out to me when I'm scrolling along on the internet. And when I landed on "keep it real", I was just like yes. This basically sums up what I've been trying to accomplish the past few months. I've been chatting a lot with my creative friends and partners, and one thing that seems to come up a lot is, what does it mean to create (whether it be content, art, lettering, writing, whatever...) in a style that is all your own. Honestly, with the internet, that is pretty close to impossible, but I think the end goal is for people to say, "I knew that was your work before I even saw a name or credit pop up".
No matter how clear we are of our "style" or our "brand", I've found the best way to create something that is instantly recognizable is... keep it real + genuine. Duh. If you like it, do it. Over the months of re-branding, I've struggled because I think there are things that I SHOULD like or trends I SHOULD be trying. In the end, it always comes back to creating around what you like though. It's what you do all day and you should enjoy the end result. I like a little mess, and I like a little pink, I like to be a smart ass sometimes when I write my instagram captions... I like a million more things, but let's keep this (kind of) short. Basically what I want to say (mostly to myself), let's all stop trying to be edgy, or hipster, or romantic, or colorful, or minimal or whatever you think you should be. Let's just do what we like and find that audience out there that likes it as much as we do ourselves, K?
And to remind you of that, EVERYONE DOWNLOAD THIS AND PUT IT ON YOUR DESKTOP. Because I said so, kidding;)
And I know that we all spend more time on our phones than computers, so here's a version for that as well!
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