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The
The Business Class Experience - Breaking down Business Class by Sophia Amoruso
Not too long ago, we shared our thoughts on the biggest entrepreneurial educational courses of 2020. We talked about quite a few courses and resources, including Business Class by Sophia Amoruso. Read More
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Floral
Floral styling tips for photography, interior decor, and events
To be fair, we always have flowers on the brain; our flowery thoughts have simply been amplified due to the arrival of the spring season. Read More
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Our 2022 Set Styling Tips + Tools
Talent? You’ve got that in spades. We’re just here to make the photography and videography process a teensy bit easier with an expanded list of our must-have set styling tools, props and tips. Read More
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How to Create a Personal Brand on a Budget
Are you ready to build your personal brand in 2022? Moodelier’s founder, Claire Xue, is here to share personal branding strategy and tips that won’t cost you a dime. Read More
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How to Market to Gen Zers
It seems like everyone wants to market to Gen Zers. The million dollar question that we all need to ask ourselves: how? Read More
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3 Ways to Use Stock Photography and Mockups in Your Creative Business
Is it just us, or have stock photos earned a bit of a bad rap in the creative world? Read More
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7 Simple Tips to Help You Create Impactful Reels
We’ve said it once, we’ve said it 100 times: we’re all for short-form video and motion content now, which means that we’re all for Reels Read More
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Our Guide to Finding your Unique Brand Voice as a Solopreneur
Choosing the perfect brand voice and personality for your business is daunting. Read More
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Teensy
Teensy Styling Guide
Whether you’re considering buying your very first Teensy piece(s), or you’re just in the Mood for a bit of creative inspiration, we’re here to share a few styling tips. Read More
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Working
Working with Friends

At the beginning, friends became business partners. Then, I started to see a reversal - not only was I working with friends who became business partners, I was also partnering with people who became friends.

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Universal
Universal truths about live launching physical and digital products
Launching? That’s a pretty huge topic. That said, we’re here to share some key truths and vital tips that you need to know before live launching your physical and digital products. Read More
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How
How to Create an Instaworthy Home Office
There’s working from an office, and then there’s working from an Instaworthy office. Say what you will, but those two just feel different. Read More
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Our
Our guide to creating a stunning sales page
When it comes to creating a sales page that converts, there are two ways to stun your audience: Read More
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3 Unique Ways to Utilize Stop Motions and Short-Form Videos
So, we’re here to fuse the two and make them become one (in a manner of speaking). Today, we’re sharing 3 unique ways to utilize stop motions and short-form videos in your marketing strategy Read More
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Make
Make it Teensy

- Because everything’s cuter that way

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Create the Ultimate Retail Experience in 5 Simple Steps
We know, we know. You’re thinking, “why on EARTH would we need to know about creating retail experiences after a year like 2020?” Read More
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Painting
Painting OR Changing the color in post-production of your pieces
We’ve found that one piece can be used, reused, repurposed, and painted multiple times for a different effect... Read More
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Moodelier’s
Moodelier’s Guide to Outsourcing and Hiring as a Founder

It’s difficult trying to make everything happen on your own, isn’t it? Well, the question isn’t so much about can or can’t - it’s more so about should and shouldn’t.

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Q&A
What
What they won’t tell you about hiring a brand designer
So, maybe you’ve found yourself at a mental crossroads, trying to decide between finally investing in a brand designer, or continuing to figure things out for yourself. Maybe you’ve.. Read More
Q&A
Hindsight
Hindsight is finally 2020
In the midst of a turbulent year, we’ve decided to take the time to sit down and take a look at our year, its successes, our misgivings, and everything in-between. Read More
Q&A
Where
Where to turn in the age of online education
We took one for the team and spent some time scoping out and learning from quite a few educational resources. Of course, we wanted to give you a few options (from $0 to $$$$), while also divulging why we chose what we chose. Read More
Inspiration
We
We threw away 300 products to make these two pieces The Highs and Lows of Designing our Homebody Collection
In any artistic endeavor, the creative process typically includes many iterations and failures, before success can be achieved. Our larger-than-life Homebody pieces were no exception. Read More
Spotlight
Creator
Creator Spotlight: Nicolle Clementson
Once I began working with creative prop stylists in the studio I really started to see how much more control I could have creatively and conceptually with still life and products than I did when photographing people. Read More
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Creator
Creator Spotlight: Haas House
I was hired at a start-up creative agency a few years back. I had just bought my first ‘real’ camera and had no idea what I was doing. Read More
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Creator Spotlight: Colors Collective
Max came from a design background as well and worked in the photo industry in NYC. When we met, we began working on projects together and he joined Colors Collective as a partner. Read More
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Creator
Creator Spotlight: Claire Mueller

I’ve always been creative - that was definitely something I was born with - but prop styling was quite an unexpected focus that I first found in my mid-20s.

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Creator Spotlight- Alyssa Nguyen
I really love how much free information is on creators’ social medias! I like to follow creatives that I really respect and resonate with and then I digest the free info they post! Read More
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Creative
Creative Spotlight: Kelsey McCormick
Music and this idea of time and space bring on a sense of playfulness rather than pressure. Read More
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Creator Spotlight- Julia Masalska

My favorite projects are the most challenging and the ones where I grow on a personal level. So far one of my most relevant work is a homeless shelter design project I was part of in India.....

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Creator Spotlight: Mindy Nguyen
When I’m art directing a photoshoot, I try to consider shapes and space, like how the main subject/product is interacting with the set. Ideally, you’re able to achieve dimension and hierarchy for the eye to be intrigued and focus on. Read More
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Creator Spotlight: Amanda Campeanu
Fridays-Sundays are dedicated purely for my own content creation which includes my youtube and my online course Become A Brand Photographer Read More
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Creator Spotlight: Miachel Pruett
If I’m photo editing, I prefer to work outside at a local cafe like Swedish Hill or Mañana. If I’m planning for the next shoot, then I’ll be at various shops around town, ranging from an antique spot to Joann’s Fabrics.  Read More
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Creator spotlight: Teresa Freitas
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Creator Spotlight: Juan Cazares
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Creator Spotlight: Mindy Byrd
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Creator Spotlight: Kayla Mendez
Monday’s are my CEO days which is where I execute my “needle-moving tasks” such as admin, scheduling, and batching content-- it really sets the tone for what the rest of my week will look like. Read More
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Our Thoughts on the Biggest Entrepreneurial Educational Courses of the Year
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Spotlight: Weekend Creative
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5 Things We Would Have Told Ourselves as a Budding Brand
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Spotlight: Helen Koker
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Have you ever wondered how to make your props work for your budget?

Better yet, have you ever eyed a prop or piece, and wondered how you could potentially make money from it as an investment?

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What
What is the buzz about Chartreuse?
A bold color, between yellow and green, and verging on neon, it’s been very popular the past few seasons. But did you know that lime green is actually a shade of chartreuse? Read More
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Three Simple Steps to Creating the Ultimate Instagrammable Corner
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Creator Home Spotlight - Diane Villadsen

I love using the Homebody collection pieces as side tables, plant stands, or stools. I also like to put my laptop on one and sit on the floor to work sometimes.

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7 Small Business Investment Ideas for Creatives

Between the actual work of looking for clients, booking those clients, and then knowing how and where to use hard-earned money to grow the business (all while actually creating), we creative business owners are juggling a lot of things.

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