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Ever heard of a thing called 'Substack?'

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Allow me to introduce my Substack.

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Why both? Why here AND Etsy?

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Someone asked me recently why I maintain both this website and a store on Etsy. The answer is rather simple.... I am in business. Capitalism! The longer answer is the different sales channels. Most of the stuff I put on etsy is the 'basic' stuff. Yeah, I have a few adult themed items over there but for the most part it's all of my graphic kind of stuff. A lot of the stuff I do for the Design-A-Day exercises are over there. It's also where I test some of the designs to see what generates likes and view. Over here...

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Portfolio Story - Wedding Invite

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Some of the things I do don't really fit into a category that can be displayed well on an stuff for sale site so I will instead take advantage of the blog feature to highlight something that is portfolio worthy. I work with a fun group of people, one of whom is a party planner. Not the kind of party planner like he hires clowns to make balloon animals, he plans the kind of stuff for a party that you don't think about, things like the invitations and signs and menus and all the things that set the stage before you even...

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All-Over Print Things

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So I have a vendor that does print-on-demand stuff including All-Over Print stuff. This is the kind of printing where they print the design on flat material and after the print it gets sewn together. It allows for some interesting design ideas. Being so close to Halloween I put together something inspired by Stephen King. And Andy did a design for a jacket using her Godzilla print, it turned out pretty cool! Check them out, buy them if you think they are as cool as I do!   Red Ballon print can be found here . Godzilla Bomber Jacket can be found...

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My Brand?

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So I was reading recently about how to build and market your brand. It made me realize I don't have an actual brand, at least not in the way they were using that concept. I am a print provider, not a brand. I am not selling Not Just Paper and Ink as some sort of concept like Nike or Rebok. You aren't going to be seeing any kind of NJPI logo branded stuff because, honestly, that is just silly. However..... I do have a brand that I am trying to develop.  My brand is Me. I have been doing what...

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