Creating a wholly new project is a feat. The process leads to something new &—hopefully—exciting, but it’s a learning experience, forcing you to challenge yourself, your creativity, your resilience & your expectations. I learned innumerable lessons while working on the Meekly Yours wedding collection. Here are five of the most important lessons I learned.Read More
This morning, I hit send & the first ever Meekly Yours wedding collection is off to print. I'm excited & anxious to see the final, printed suites. This has been a major endeavor & the process has been a wonderful adventure. I have devoted hours to sketching, designing, redesigning, working through problems & carefully checking items off my to do lists.Now the light is at the end of the tunnel & the collection officially launches next week.Read More
August is a very busy month for celebrations at Meekly Yours. In the one month, there are two wedding anniversaries & six birthdays—including Meekly Yours owner & creative, Katie Meek! With so many events to celebrate, it can be hard to keep up & make each celebration unique.
As a teenager, I got a notebook with this quote on the cover with a beautiful, vibrant beach photo. I liked the message & the bright colors & it brought me great comfort every time I used it. It wasn't until wasn't until I entered college that the quote started to take on new meaning.Although I loved college, it was a major growing period in my life & I faced some really hard things.Read More
There is a sea of creative software out in the world, but all creative software is not created equal. It's imitating weeding through search results, forums, product reviews & blog posts trying to find the best program for a given project. So let's talk software.Read More
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