Business, Learning, Shop, Status Updates, Technology, Thoughts and Explainations

An Informal Poll

...of my family members shows me that most of them would prefer buying ready-made products. This is one of the reasons I made a move to have a second, independent shop on my website. While Etsy has the advantage of a large audience, it isn't in the spirit of Etsy to sell commercially produced products… Continue reading An Informal Poll

Business, For Sale, Graphic Design, Logos, Services, Shop

Aggressive Prices

I had to make a big decision about my shop. How much should I charge for a service? It's a question as old as time for artists. How to price your service or products within reason but also aggressively enough to earn meaningful amounts of money for your work. Since I'm still an e-commerce amateur,… Continue reading Aggressive Prices

Status Updates

Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

You may have seen notifications from me if you follow my blog the last few days. That's because I upgraded my plan and opened a store! The Silver Stitchery I wanted to see if opening a separate store that I run myself would add to my profitability. Etsy has the advantage of being a well-established,… Continue reading Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

Status Updates

Journeys Have Many Paths

It's ok to be on a path different from the one you start out taking. My experience in the last 2 years has underscored just how unpredictable life is. While I still love design work, The exact type of work I do has shifted. I recently started a 50 Day Logo Challenge. By subscribing to… Continue reading Journeys Have Many Paths

Status Updates, Work Searching

Back to the Proposal Grind

I know I should be treating freelancing as a second job, working 10-20hrs per week to make ends meet. But I admit I forget about that a lot. It's time once again to make that better. My husband recently fell near his work and has been unable to work regular hours for the past month.… Continue reading Back to the Proposal Grind

Designs, Status Updates, Work Searching

Network with Me!

Find me on Upwork.com/fl/meganpawlak and Freelancer.com/U/meganpawlak twitter.com/MeganPawlak84 Facebook.com/meganpawlak84 instagram.com/meganpawlak meganpawlak84@gmail.com Now that the shameless self-promotion is out of the way... This post is all about what I've learned about promoting myself online. Well, ok, I can't really say everything because much of it I learned from my current job. However, I've finally swallowed my pride… Continue reading Network with Me!

Designs

Medical AI in Communication

Here it is. This is my most recent creation in iterations. I was ranked only 2/5 stars for each design. I tried, and that’s good practice anyway. Why do you think none of them did well in the contest? How could I improve my design thinking? (shown in order of submission, and based on some… Continue reading Medical AI in Communication

Learning, Status Updates, Thoughts and Explainations

Accomplished

What a great day! Work went great! And now I’m prepping for my 1 yr wedding anniversary with a trip to Savannah, GA. I’m feeling more comfortable as a someone in charge of production. I get to use all of my skills. I have a new chance at being me. I can work digitally and… Continue reading Accomplished

Designs, Rants

Unnatural Disaster 

This past week has been bad. Everything that could go wrong did. Too many projects due at once, printer screw-ups, and difficult to weed designs made my work schedule horrible. Due dates had to be flexible whether or not they actually were.  I survived it. My employer even gave my coworker and I a $50… Continue reading Unnatural Disaster 

Arts Related, Hired Work, Learning, Rants, Technology, Work Searching

Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite

I'm in production. That's my job. In this case it means I make stuff. I run a printer, embroidery machine, and a hot iron press. Car decals and custom t-shirts are most popular, and thankfully the most straightforward to make. Embroidery, now that's another issue.  My mom is a sewer. She likes sewing doll clothing… Continue reading Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite