Notes from the Studio

Of COVID-19

I intended to write a blog post about networking when you’re an introvert, but I feel it’s important to hit pause for a minute on what feels like a crazy intense week/month/year/decade of news.

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3 things you can do right now to deliver value to clients

I frequently hear from creative service providers who are trying to prove the value of their work to clients in order to either raise their prices or expand the size of the contract. This is something I’m familiar with. It’s a lot easier to up-sell an existing client than it is to create and sell a brand new account. So it makes sense to try to grow your business this way in the beginning.

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The tools I use to run my business.

Getting used to working from home when you’ve been in a traditional corporate or office environment is hard. There’s a learning curve. And even if you normally hate office environments, it’s hard to get used to managing your day completely, not fall prey to the laundry (or other chore) trap and get yourself into a proper productive mindset and stay organized.

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How I organize my full-time remote life

I’ve been working remotely for over a decade. During that time the remote life has evolved from being a curious way to make a living, to a trend, to something companies were actively resisting, to being widely accepted today. Here’s how I organize my full-time remote life.

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Homework makes your project better

You hired a professional to do the heavy lifting, then why do you have to do so much darn prep work? Simple. You know your business best. Whether you’re the owner/operator or the person in charge of marketing, your intimate knowledge of the product/event/service you’re trying to sell makes you an invaluable part of this project.

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The Storey Creative Process

Thinking about hiring a designer for that project you’ve been putting on the backburner for the last few months? New to hiring creative talent or simply out of practice? You’ve come to the right place! This is a walkthrough of what the design process looks like.

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“Astrid is one of the most reliable, meticulous, answer-driven designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Her attention to detail and ability to take direction are second to none. ”

— MEGAN ROY, MEGAN ROY DESIGN