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Resilience is the Key to Success

Chewbacca Chewie Wookie Illustration for the 100 day project

Resilience is the Key to Success Everyone asks this question at one point of time or another. What is the key to success? The key to success is resilience. That ability to get back up after you have fallen on your face. That ability to be one of those squats rubber bands that just don’t…

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The 100 Day Project Week 1

Sun wearing sunglasses heading to vacation.

The 100 Day Project Week 1 The 100 Day Project Earlier this week I had announced my participation in The 100 Day Project. The subject that I have chosen to cover over the next 100 Days are Rainbows and Sunshine. The first week has gone amazingly due to planning and taking action toward success. My…

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The 100 Day Project

Seattle Designer Christina Joan Rainbow and Sunshine Illustration

The 100 Day Project My first year of the 100 Day Project, I had chosen 100 days of Christi’s Joy. I would find one thing in the day that brought me joy, and then I would sketch it. Since it was my first year, there was no set rules beyond that. I used a variety…

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Dubsado: Design Student to Business Owner

Seattle Designer Christina Joan shares on Dubsado for Student to Business Owner

Dubsado Design Student to Business Owner Client Management Tips for Design Students I saw you in college. Your eyes shimmering with tenacity. When a classmate asked you what you wanted to do after graduation, you proudly said out loud, “I want to work for myself.” I listened, and attempted to quell my own disbelief in…

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Pay Your Damn Interns

Christina Joan Web Designer Blog Pay Interns

Pay Your Damn Interns An opportunity for people to see their value, and businesses to pay them.  I’ve ruminated on this idea for the better part of a few years. Debating on whether or not I should even share this because it is a quite controversial subject. Then I see people everyday not valuing what…

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