National Drink Beer Day!

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Happy National Drink Beer Day!!  Sit back, relax and have a cold one.  Now this is a holiday I can really celebrate.  haha.

Head on over to my FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM page and give me a LIKE and FOLLOW… @KatLangeDesigns

Cheers…

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Grateful

Cherry On Top

The cherry on top for me is that I get to design pretty things.  I love my creative life.

What’s your cherry on top??  What are you grateful for??

A penny for your thoughts…

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's DayHappy Father’s Day to all the dads and all the moms who have to be dad too.  The above graphic is of my husband, he is the best dad to out littles.  He is a caring, loving, a hard working provider, he believes in us and encourages us, he is strong, patient, funny, and just all around awesome.  My children and I are truly blessed.

I hope everyone had an amazing day.  Cheers.

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Making time

There are days that just whiz by and as I reflect I wonder to myself “what the heck happened?”  Well as I start to break the day down, I realize that I ran all around town doing errands, went grocery shopping, came home and started some laundry, prepped dinner and then had just enough time to run and pick up the kids from school. Wow, I am tired just writing that. I have found that I can run myself ragged with ‘mommy duties’ and not give myself the work time and the leisure time that I really need to run a graphic design freelance and It Works business and to give myself some much needed me time to just breathe. I need to schedule my own time. Therefore, with summer schedule in mind I have made arrangements for my kids to go to a babysitter 1 day a week by bartering with another mom (we traded babysitting for babysitting). This will give me the much needed quiet time and business time. And 1 to 2 days a week are scheduled for cleaning and errand running and at least 2 days left for summer fun activities with the kiddos. Does anyone find themselves getting so weighed down with life that they forget to stop and schedule some ‘me’ time?? Where are all my busy mamas at??

I find that I am not a spontaneous person. I like to plan. I like to have lists and have post it notes as reminders everywhere. I prep and plan my week every Sunday night: appointments, play dates, coffee dates, shopping times, and errand running… yeah I like to plan. I am the type of mom who plans out meals and snacks before trips, lays out outfits and packs extras just in case, I put waters in the fridge the night before and plans out a packing list if we are doing something the next day. I am always with a cooler of waters and snacks and a bag of toys and electronic distracting devices in the car. So planning keeps me sane. I don’t try to fight it; I go with it. And acknowledging this about myself has made my life much more awesome. But when the last minute changes and things come up now I just go with that too. I have learned to pick my battles and I just go with the flow when I need to. And this has brought peace to my businesses as well.

Plan, prep, organize, schedule, write it down, prioritize, make some rules and allow some freedoms because we need to permit ourselves some special time for us and some important time for business. So go do it, get back on track and just do it. Your busy brain and body will thank you.

Thanks for reading… Cheers!

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Hi my name is Kat – Let’s talk Graphic Design

IMG_6283So as most of you know, I am a creative person. I love to do crafts with the kids and get messy and I LOVE color. But I wanted to introduce myself as a professional graphic designer. Hello, my name is Kat, let’s talk graphic design.

Please see my portfolio on my website KatLange.com

Hire me for all of your print designs.  Contact me @ KatLangeDesigns@gmail.com

Check me out on Facebook @Kat Lange Designs and give my page a like.

Also, check me out on Instagram @KatLangeDesigns like me, love me, FOLLOW ME.

Thank you everyone for following along on my journey.

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My design in print

There’s nothing quite like the feeling when you see your work in print. This particular piece is the logo for Think Kings Publishing. I am the Graphic Designer, a contributing author and Production Director for this indie publishing company. This book is the third novel in the Child of Atlantis series by the talented Perry Covington. My logo is on every book, every novel in the series that he has sold. With over 17,000 likes on Facebook, he has a growing cult following. Not only do I celebrate his success but I am a little giddy for my exposure as well.

When thinking about this logo we took the simplistic approach. Due to the logo being placed on books with a variety of colors we went for a black and white minimal color palette. It has also been used on shirts, banners, flyers, and coming soon stickers and bookmarks. It is so exciting and satisfying. I love what I do.

Hop on over to Perry’s Facebook page and follow him on his journey. And thanks for tagging along with me on mine.

Perry Covington’s Facebook Page

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