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Stop Negotiating Mornings for a More Productive Day

Lifestyle Management

To put it simply, your mornings should be non-negotiable “me time”. This means it isn’t time to be negotiated with your team, your co-workers, bosses, or others who aren’t in your innermost circle. This is time solely to yourself, prior to  answering to the other people waiting for you once you check your phone, or […]

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Inspiration

Meet Kelly Vittengl of Frances Loom

Here at Marbury, we relish in seeing the impact an elevated brand can have on a business, and more importantly, ona business owner. The increase in confidence that we’ve been told our clients—and even friends who’ve worked with other branding studios—experience when their new brand debuts is by far our favorite part of the process. […]

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Lifestyle Management

How to Deal With Stress & Overwhelm in Your Business

I have a confession to make. I’m exceptionally overwhelmed in my business right now. Given that I help creatives with this very problem, I see the irony—but unfortunately that doesn’t make the experience easier. And it goes to show that we’re all susceptible to feeling like we’re at the end of our rope when faced […]

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Behind The Scenes

On Transitioning from Freelancer to Creative Director

The transition from freelancer to creative business owner includes many challenges, but one of the struggles we see most frequently is in growing a team and learning to delegate, as opposed to managing it all alone. As a freelancer, you tend to wear a number of hats, ranging from accountant, to marketing manager, to creative […]

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Inspiration

Spring Reading List

With the weather warming up, many of us are looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and sunshine. Whether it’s sitting in a park, enjoying the view from a porch, or curling up on a couch with the windows open, relaxing with an inspiring book is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. […]

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Design

6 Trends for Designers to be Aware of in 2018

A handful of discussions with our first new clients of 2018 have led me to thinking a lot about branding, and how it evolves with the different design trends that spring up. Although every business is unique and warrants a unique brand identity to go with it, there will always be common threads and design […]

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Productivity

Marbury Mix 002: Spring Productivity

I’ve written in the past about how nature’s seasons can inspire and mirror the seasons we go through in our businesses. As we begin to move into spring, I’m once again reflecting on how my business can better align with my own natural rhythm, and how we can cultivate a more intentional environment for ourselves […]

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Inspiration

Women-Owned Businesses That Help Me Cultivate an Intentional Lifestyle

Around this time of year, we’re all encouraged to share our love for others. With that extending to celebrating the different friendships and women in our lives, I’ve been reflecting on the women and businesses that are currently inspiring me. As creative business owners, the people we surround ourselves with, either in person or online, […]

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Inspiration

2018 Dreaming

There’s something special about this time of the year, not only for the opportunity it gives us to slow down and enjoy time with friends and family, but also to take stock of the past year and consider what we’d like to do differently—or the same—when the calendar turns over on January 1st. One practice […]

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Lifestyle Management

The Seasons of Your Business

Fresh into daylight saving time, and shorter days on the horizon, I’ve been reflecting on nature’s seasons, and how easily we can draw a parallel to the seasons of our businesses. While there is a season for growth (spring), and a season for action (summer), there inevitably comes a season to harvest (fall), and a […]

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Lifestyle Management

Growth Through Refinement

The funny thing about growth is that when it comes to our businesses, we almost always equate it with expansion — taking on more, and scaling up in order to level up. But what about the idea of growth through refinement? Through taking our business back to the roots with which we started, and asking […]

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Productivity

Marbury Mix: 001

We’re less than a week away from the official launch of Marbury, and needless to say, we’re hard at work behind the scenes putting all of the finishing touches in place. While clocking a few more hours behind the screen than usual, we’ve also built up a soundtrack to fuel our productivity during this last […]

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Lifestyle Management

Fall Reading List

While summer tends to get the spotlight when it comes to reading lists, I can’t think of a better time of year to curl up with a good book than autumn. With a shift in season upon us, I thought it the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite recent reads. From mindfulness, to […]

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Lifestyle Management

The Power of Unplugging

Fresh off of a proper vacation, I wanted to touch base this week about the power of unplugging. And when I say a “proper” vacation, I’m referring to one in which my laptop was not a part of the packing list. Off-the-grid and canoeing down the Green River without another soul in sight for five […]

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Behind The Scenes

Our Favorite Organizational Tools

In our last newsletter, we talked a bit about prioritizing personal projects, and this week I wanted to circle back to share some of the tools we swear by to keep things flowing smoothly at Marbury. I don’t know about you, but I’m endlessly fascinated by the practices and rituals of other creatives (there’s actually […]

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Lifestyle Management

Prioritizing Personal Projects

One of the number one challenges I hear from fellow business owners is, ironically, their inability to prioritize time for their own business. Between managing an inbox full of inquiries, compiling proposals for new projects, and tackling deadlines for the clients you already have, it’s easy to throw your business on the backburner. This type […]

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Behind The Scenes

Our Brand Identity

In chatting with a fellow designer friend this week, I couldn’t help but compare the feeling of launching a new brand identity to the feeling of investing in a beautiful piece of clothing that you’ve been eyeing for years. Something about it just makes you stand a little more confidently in your business, like stepping […]

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