Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blog posts and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi!

Your support helps me:
~maintain my blog
~pay for design software
~run my small business.

Donate during the month of January to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring one of my favorite motivational quotes!

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If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting me for the cost of a cup of coffee! One-time supporters will receive cool downloadable content as a thank you.

December 2020 Recap

December is my month of preparation. Everything lingering on the To Do list gets reassessed, rescheduled, or tossed into the reject pile, leaving me with a clean slate and a shiny new set of goals for the new year. I also take some time to reflect on accomplishments, using that as fuel to take on fresh challenges. And I celebrate, because what’s the point if you can’t kick back, have some sweets, and splurge on gifts for the people you love once in a while?

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Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blogging and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi! Your support helps me maintain my blog, pays for my design software, and helps me run my small business.

Donate during the month of December to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring my holly stemwear illustration!

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!

If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting me for the cost of a cup of coffee! One-time supporters will receive cool downloadable content as a thank you.

November 2020 Recap

Sometimes we plan, plot, schedule, and set goals… only to realize life is heading in the opposite direction. In times like these, it’s tempting to sit back and feel sorry about all the undone things on last month’s To Do. Instead, I add them to the list. I can still feel accomplished for a job well done, even if it’s not what I had in mind!

November 2020 Recap: Thinking Big, Shopping Small, and Being Festive
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Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blogging and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi! Your support helps me maintain my blog, pays for my design software, and helps me run my small business.

Donate during the month of September to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring a creative quote from the one and only Albert Einstein.

Mockup of a mobile phone. A teal lockscreen with a fluid pattern features typography with the quote "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination" from Albert Einstein. Text to the right reads: "Support me on Ko-fi. September supporters will receive a phone lockscreen & desktop wallpaper featuring a creative quote from Albert Einstein as a thank you." a button underneath contains the link: ko-fi.com/ElzaKinde.

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!

Working 9-5: Why I’m Live-Tweeting my Wednesdays

For the first time last week, I shared my virtual workspace via Twitter. An open invitation for my friends and followers to experience A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer was released on social media, along with a 9am-5pm schedule.

Working 9-5: Why I'm Live-Tweeting My Wednesdays

My plan: to Live Tweet my regular old workday on Wednesdays. But why?

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Download of the Month

You can now find me on Ko-fi! If you’ve been enjoying my content, please consider making a one-time donation.

Follow me, cost free, on Ko-fi for regular updates, shop updates, and other news.

Supporters who make a one-time donation during the month of August can download a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring lyrics from West Coast Friendship by Owl City.

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!

A Day in the Life

Have you been wondering how a graphic designer like me spends their day? Are you tired of working from home all alone? Did you ever think a regular workday would be exciting?

I invite you to join me for A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer. I’ll be sharing my workday with you via Twitter tomorrow (August 12) in a “productivity crawl” from 9am to 5pm (PST).

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to participate, but you will get a glimpse of my workspace, pick up a few tips and tricks on productivity, and hopefully get some much-needed social out of social media. Use this time to get stuff done in your own way.

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer. Work 9-5 PST with @ElzaKinde on Twitter. Wednesday, August 12.

Wednesday, August 12

9AM to 5PM (PST), hosted by @ElzaKinde on Twitter

9AM – Event Begins
9:30 – Research & Prep
10AM – Focus Time
11AM – 20 Minute Break
11:20 – Focus Time
12:30 – Lunch Break
1:30 – Event Resumes
1:45 – Check & Respond to Emails
2PM – Low-Focus Work + Entertainment
3PM – Stretch Break
4PM – Event Resumes
4:30 – Last Push
5PM – Event Ends

I hope to see you there!