Last week, I shared some exciting news on Instagram & Facebook. This summer, I'm launching the first ever Meekly Yours wedding collection. The collection will feature a selection of nature-inspired invitation suites & all new wood signs to add unique, whimsical touches to upcoming nuptials. Here's a sneak peek of the brand new designs.Read More
This month, Tuesday Together groups are focusing on networking & relationships. Networking can be intimidating & overwhelming. It's easy to feel pressured to talk to everyone in the room or walk away with your next big project to count a networking opportunity as successful. With practice it does become easier to talk about yourself & your business & find connections, but approaching someone you haven't met—especially if they play are significant role in the community or industry—can be overwhelming.Read More
After pulling together images, color palettes & ideas for inspiration, it's time to start developing concepts. With the ease of modern technology, some creatives overlook concepting & start working with digital tools right way, but I find developing concepts plays an important role my creative process.
reating a series of rough sketches with pencil & paper—usually a minimum of four sketches—for each project, helps me explore different layouts, styles & accompanying illustrations quickly& effectively to find the best solution.
Summer is a wonderful season filled with sunshine, outdoor adventures & cook outs. Pool parties are a great way to celebrate summer birthdays and beat the heat. Having a mermaid-themed party brought bit of magic to Evelyn's early summer birthday pool party.Read More
Growing up, I had amazing Sunday school teachers and youth leaders. They were great role models, and many of my beliefs are rooted in the things they taught me. One mantra has particularly stuck with me and has helped shape my perspective on life: "We do hard things." Simple idea, right?Read More
People love talking about inspiration. Interviewers and fans love to ask creatives and innovators, "What inspires you?" A quick Google search brings up a slew of articles with surefire tips and techniques to draw out inspiration—anytime, anywhere. Even the way we define the word "inspiration" makes it sound like there is a reservoir that—once found—will solve all your creative problems forever. As much as we may want it to be, that simply isn't true.Read More
Summer is almost here and that means graduation for seniors across the country. Graduation is a great time to celebrate accomplishments and the new opportunities ahead. It can also be an opportunity to treat yourself to something special as a reward for your hard work. Having a photographer commemorate the occasion with beautiful photo session is a great way to capture your excitement and spend some time being pampered. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to collaborate withRead More
People often say that the a craftsman is only as good as his tools. Good tools are invaluable, and poor tools can limit your ability to work effectively. However, getting a fancy set of pens, a brand new camera, or cutting edge software doesn't suddenly make you good at your craft. An important part of learning and developing any craft is knowing how to use the tools you have.Read More
In my work, each design is unique and has it's own personality. However, I also strive to develop designs that fit into a distinct Meekly Yours style. Designers and letterers work differently based on their style and the tools they know best. Here's how I create most of my hand lettering and illustrations pieces.Read More
Why do I letter? Why do I own my business? I actually think about this a lot. I regularly contemplate why I do what I do and who I am doing it for. I don't have a flawless mission statement or an in-depth target demographic for my customers, but I know that there is oneRead More
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Rising Tide Society’s online Rise Summit. It was an amazing day, hearing advice, ideas & inspiration from successful entrepreneurs. I have pages of notes to review and implement into my own business. Gary Vaynerchuk participated in a keynote Q&A where he share some of his expertise as an industry leader. This quote from Gary Vaynerchuk really resonated with me.Read More
I believe in learning something new every day—whether it's honing your skills, developing a new talent, or learning interesting information about a topic. Education is the foundation of how we operate in the world. The more we learn, the more we can share with others and understand the world we live in.Read More
“So, what do you do?”
"I'm a designer, hand letterer & illustrator.”
*nodding* “That's cool.....So, what is that?”
This is a common exchange when I meet new people & start talking about my business. Although hand lettering has become ubiquitous in the creative & DIY worlds, it is often misunderstood in other industries & parts of society. Many people have seen the work of a hand letterer & don't even realize it, let alone fathom the possible uses for it beyond a fun hobby.Read More
I'm Katie Meek, the creative whirlwind behind Meekly Yours. To better understand a business and where it's going, I think it's important to understand where it came from. This is my story.
I grew up on the beautiful South Carolina coast right across the river from historic Charleston. I doodled, experimented with all manner of paints, pens, and brushes, read, and soaked up the luxuriant southern sun.Read More
Hello and welcome to the Meekly Yours blog! Meekly Yours has officially been in business for over two years! There have been some amazing high points, difficult low points, and lots of learning. Now, it’s time to share!Read More