A new beginning
If you've been around a while, you may have noticed a few recent changes around here. We've got a new + beautiful logo and website, and couldn't be more pleased with how it all turned out. It's been a labor of love but we can't take all the credit... or maybe any at all. :) Thanks to the amazingly talented friend of ours Angela Hardison we have a new look to be recognized by! Kam's known her since they were in grade school (possibly even his third grade crush), and I've considered Angela a friend for many years now. She's one of those girls that are creatively charming on social media and somehow even more whitty + lovely than you can imagine in person. I am gushing all about Angela because this whole rebrand is thanks to her being willing to work with us! We knew we couldn't do it without her!
We've known from day one with Plain Jane that proper branding was a must. We never took the time/money to make it happen in the beginning and I believe a little bit of that comes from the fear to fail, and the fear to give it our all. To be honest when launching Plain Jane the whole first year we were not even sure exactly what we were doing. We loved every second of the new gig, interacting with customers, and designing new pieces... but didn't have the confidence to put our hearts into calling it a full time job. I remember thinking over and over again, "I want to see what happens with this if I don't give up." It seems like a long explanation for starting with mediocre branding but thats my story and I'm sticking to it!
Fast forward to this last year of running Plain Jane and we knew we had to rebrand and give this space we loved so much the attention it deserved. We are so pleased with how everything turned out and hope you are too! I hope this just goes to show that anyone can start a business and run it without every single detail being perfect from the beginning. As much as we would have loved to start out our small business with perfect branding from day one-we are grateful for the fact that we started from very humble beginnings. Sometimes you just have to follow your dreams and reach for things that sometimes seem silly and a even a little bit out of reach. I've learned that eventually you'll get to this big goal you've set and by that point you'll have a new one that seem impossible to reach once again. I remember reading a quote from another small business owner that said, "the people who are successful are the ones who stuck through the hard times and just kept going." So... I guess what I'm trying to say is don't hold back, reach farther than you think you deserve and give the things you love in life everything you've got.
Meet Angela! She's a wife, mom to two, and a brilliantly talented creative.