Links & Likes

Here are some things that I have been into lately. Trying to do this as a weekly thing to share my likes and loves with y’all…. Enjoy

Yellowco.com Blog – How to build your community of movers and shakers

“Build your tribe”

I cannot express how important it is to surround yourself with like minded people both in life and in your creative endeavors. As for me, I love my church and have found a group of non-judgemental, sweet, kind-hearted and all around awesome people. I also reach out to creatives in all genres and I love the feedback I get. It is truly a great feeling.

Hangar24brewery.com

Because sometimes you just gotta chill.

Pinterest Search – tutu wedding dresses

For when you need to plan your renewal and you want to feel pretty.  10 years in the making.

Carmen Navarro Designs

This is a lovely and talented friend of mine who is my go to for business advice. She has a beautiful heart and is so stinkin’ creative. Visit her website and view the awesomeness.  Also follow her on Istagram and Facebook – @CarmenNavarroDesigns

Pinterest Search – social media tips

Because I am always learning and trying to grow professionally.

I hope some of this is of use to you. It’s fun to share a bit of my past week with y’all.

Cheers… Kat

World Mental Health Day

mental-health-day

So today is a day that should be celebrated loud, with smiles and with open arms.  Mental health should be talked about every day, out in the open, freely, like it is a normal thing because to some people the struggle is their norm.  To not talk about it or to hush it and push it under the rug is part of the problem.  Share your experiences and be open about your feelings if you can because we all have a story to tell.

Check out these stats from the National Alliance of Mental Health…

 

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.

 

Mental Health By the Numbers

Those are some sad numbers.  The fact that it is so prominent yet has such a stigma attached to it is just plain sad.  So use your voice, tell your story and spread the word.

Thanks for reading.

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Making doors pretty – a door hanger advert.

KafeRoyale-DoorHanger!!

I am so excited to share my first door hanger design.  I have been working with this particular client on various projects since my graduation and it has been such a neat experience. I redesigned their restaurant menu to pair down the distracting elements and simplify it for clear readability. See Hot Off the Presses for the quick reveal.

For the door hanger design they wanted that same clean feel as the menu. So I kept it uncomplicated and used the same photos, type faces & color scheme as the menu but sans the texture and the grid to keep it simple and conserve space.

Overall I liked how it turned out.  It was a great learning experience and most importantly, the clients loved it.

If you have any design needs, please feel free to contact me @ KatLangeDesigns@gmail.com and visit my portfolio @ KatLange.com

Kafe Royale Restaurant in Calimesa, CA.

Thanks for reading…

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