In October of 2007 a few of my girlfriends and I took a road trip to Spokane, WA for our college roommate's baby shower. There were all the usual things there: adorable cupcakes (yum!), blind-folded baby food taste-testing games (yuck!) and lots of gifts (yay!). Of course, one of those gifts was from me. At some point in the afternoon I heard someone ask, "Who wrapped this gift!?" and overhead one of my girlfriends say my name. The woman asking was Maggie Christie. She immediately approached me and questioned, "What do you do?". Once I answered, "I'm a designer...", she exclaimed, "I need you!"
Maggie was working on a new business venture: a small boutique in Newport, Washington. Long story short, she's more than pulled it off. Almost two years later she's the owner of an adorable shop called Shanty filled with goodies for your home + closet. Plus a cafe. Who could ask for more?
And what designer could ask for a more perfect client? Seriously. I love Shanty. And I really love Maggie. (No surprise there: I've raved before...) We've created some really fun stuff together:
1. The logo
2. The business cards and tags
(And gift cards and coffee cards!)
3. Promotional postcards
And last, but not least, the real reason for this entire post....to announce:
6. A newly-designed web page!
7. And a newly-designed blog!
Delve in and enjoy. There will certainly be more to come.
The moral of the story: Baby showers can be good for business. Who knew!?