When I was in 8th Grade, my Mom started teaching 2nd Grade at my school. I thought it was the best thing to ever happen to me! I would rush to her classroom every day to help after school. My favorite task was working on her bulletin boards. I would have GRAND visions for what to create and my mom would often look at me puzzled. She had a hard time envisioning what I was talking about, but trusted me (even at that young of age) to make it a reality. I've held onto that trust and the knowledge that not everyone is creative. Maybe someone has lots of ideas, but they don't have the time (or patience!) to implement them. Many of my Old Southern Charm clients remind me of my Mom. They have a hard time visualizing what a creative idea might look like. I work one on one with each and every one to ensure their vision becomes a reality. In eighth grade, I didn't yet have the tools to show my mom "the plan", but with today's technology, I am able to create digital proofs and "Style Boards" that depict a design in it's entirety. This has been a huge help for non-creatives and has met a need to see a side-by-side comparison, that I'm just not seeing in the stationery industry these days.
Over the course of 10 years in business, Old Southern Charm has become a "One-Stop Hospitality Shop". Each week, I collaborate with overwhelmed, over-busy clients to ease the hassle of party planning. As a mom of young kiddos, I can empathize. There’s no better feeling than being able to hand off your to-do list to someone else! Providing this service for my clients, plus the bonus of sharing my artwork with a larger audience, has been very rewarding. My favorite part of the job is working directly with clients to learn about their party vision and then seeing those ideas come to life through pictures of the event. Just like those 2nd Grade Bulletin Boards, the end result always makes the hard work worth it!
Thanks for the learning a little about me. Can't wait to learn more about you and your next project! Please feel free to email me with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just reach out to brainstorm together. I look forward to bringing you “modern convenience with a little southern charm”.
With Love and Gratitude,