Thursday, February 3, 2011

{On The Spot Studio}

Comment #8 wins!! AMY PAMLEA!!

Congrats Amy! Please email me with your contact info so I can pass your info to Tiffany!

Happy day all! Why so happy you may ask? Because MY FAVORITE THINGS is featuring the uber talented MOMprenuer, designer Tiffany Willett from {On the Spot Studio}!! I happily stumbled upon Tiffany almost a year ago and was instantly smitten with her logo designs! They were so fresh and pretty and I knew I HAD to have her design something for me when I was ready. I fell in love with the fact that even though she had this very specific style, everything has a very unique look to it. That one-of-a-kind look is completely enhanced with her use of hand-written or hand-drawn elements to most of her designs! I flip over her stuff!

But, {On The Spot Studio} isn't just logo design... but a full branding business! She has this amazing tag line... "Bringing your visions to life"... how perfect is that?? If you need a new identity then this is THE place to check out! I adore the marketing kits offered... full of amazing goodies like business cards, letterhead, sticker design, blog headers, social media icons and even matching iPhone case designs! Tiffany offers packages at great prices or you can even build your very own to suit your needs. Pictured below are some samples.









AND, she doesn't stop there... Tiffany is also an amazing photographer and sells Photographer Tools like very cool Photoshop actions! She truly has her plate full as you can see so I was even more happy (is that possible?) when she let me interview her about life as an MOMprenuer and some other fun facts about the girl behind the {On The Spot Studio} designs!

The FIVE questions... with Tiffany Willett from {On The Spot Studio}


Q: What was the inspiration for starting your business?


"It was a luck of the draw shot. I was designing websites, ebay templates, banners, etc and had a photographer contact me about a logo. At the time, I was totally clueless but offered to do it for her for $15. Lets just say, by 10am the next morning, I had over 65 emails from other photographers. I kind of took that as a sign."


Q: What were some of the challenges that you have faced?

"Keeping my ideas fresh! So many people have such similar 'loves' and to evaluate their questionnaire and put it all on to "paper" without it being too similar to other businesses can get stressful, but so far, I've done a pretty decent job of keeping track of what I've done for who without having to worry about similarities. Sometimes, if you want a certain font, and certain elements (such as initials) it gets tricky because some of my other clients may have gotten the same "idea"."


Q: How do you find balance between “real life” and being a super MOMpreneur?


"What's that? Before the start of the new year, I would work during school hours only so that I could have 5-6 hours of straight work and then could spend the afternoon with my daughter, however, I am a little behind these days, so I have ended up working as long as 7-8pm each night. I'm fortunate my daughter is a little older now and understands what I am doing and why. It still bugs me that I haven't had as much time with her as I should be able to. I'm working on that "balance" but I vote they just put more hours in the day!"


Q: What advice would you give to other female entrepreneurs just starting out?

"One step at a time. Find something you love. Find something you're passionate about. Then, learn everything you can about it and really drop the hammer. Jump with both feet in once you feel ready. Don't doubt yourself and you will succeed."


Q: What is up & coming for your business?

"Well......lots of stuff I hope! I am currently working on expanding my services to custom blogsite design but that's a ways off. I have 2 in progress now and hopefully by the time they are complete, I will have learned enough extra to actually jump in myself! I do know for a fact, tho, there will be a sale in March on everything in store. Got to celebrate my birth month in style!"


The TEN little known fun facts about.... Tiffany Willett from {On The Spot Studio}

1. I am 4'11" tall and my 7 year old is over half my size.
2. I wear glasses (and contacts but I don't like them!)
3. I listen to music while I am designing, no matter what.
4. My eyes are green.
5. I'm still in my 20's (well, for the next few weeks anyway!)
6. My iPhone wallpaper says: I draw pictures all day. ( and its totally true!)
7. I keep a full Diet Mt. Dew by my workspace all day long.
8. My favorite color is ORANGE
9. I hate socks. Hate shoes that require them. Therefore, I love flip flops.
10. I just learned how to knit and I love it!

Wait!! That's not it! If at all possible things are about to go beyond happy... more like ecstatic! You can have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to {On The Spot Studio}!!! (read below for entry details)

To enter to win a $100 gift certificate from On The Spot Studio:
(1) FIRST head over to On The Spot Studio to see all the fabulousness they offer and then come back here and leave a comment on what you would use the gift certificate for!


(2) For a SECOND entry, become a fan of Uptown Girl Designs on Facebook and then come back here and leave a separate comment letting us know if you "like" Uptown Girl Designs on Facebook!

(3) Earn a THIRD chance to win this gift certificate by tweeting: "I entered to win a $50 gift certificate on @missuptowngirl http://missuptowngirl.blogspot.com/" and be sure to leave a separate comment below if you tweet!


** contest ends Wednesday, February 9, 2001 at 12:00 EST **

31 comments:

Lauren Drullinger said...

Tiffany is uber talanted I ♥ her work! I would use the GC to get my business cards redone for my pet sitting business.

Lauuren Drullinger said...

Just "loved" you on FB :) I am a stationary junkie! I just did a post on letter writing on my personal blog last week. (http://chachaliciousliving.blogspot.com/2011/01/signed-sealed-delivered.html).

Kattie G said...

I would use the gift certificate to help me pay for a custom logo.
Thanks for this giveaway! :)

Aisha LaBarrie said...

Awesome! On The Spot Studio is just what I need. The logos featured on her blog are beyond what I could have imagined. I have had two AMAZING discoveries today...Uptown Girl Designs and On The Spot Studio! I am super thrilled to see fellow Momprenuers and to have the opportunity to learn from your successes. I would use the gift certificate towards a custom logo design.

Aisha LaBarrie said...

Love Uptown Girl Designs on FB. Seeing the posts in my News Feed always make me smile. Very bubbly and refreshing..thanks!

Aisha LaBarrie said...

I tweeted!

AmyPamela said...

I would love the complete branding!

AmyPamlea said...

I "like" you on FB!

Amy Lemaniak said...

I would love to put it towards some new marketing materials! I LOVE Tiffany and she designed my logo!

Taryn Southern said...

I would use it towards a custom logo....I just LOVE Tiffany's work!

heather.strickler said...

I <3 Tiffanys work! I would definitely use the gift certificate towards branding!

Heather Strickler said...

I like you on Facebook!

Taryn Southern said...

I liked you on fb!

Kirsty said...

I would use the voucher to get a business logo, and a branding kit!

stylinstix said...

♥OTSS♥ Custom Blog Buttons :) would be an awesome addition to
http://stylinstixstudiodotcom.blogspot.com/

TinaJoyGarner said...

I would use the GC towards a custom logo, I'm really starting up my photography business, and struggling to find/make a logo that is ME! :)

TinaJoyGarner said...

I just "Liked" Uptown Girl Designs! :))

TinaJoyGarner said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway on twitter!!
http://twitter.com/#!/tinajoygarner

stylinstix said...

found you on the FB {new fan}

http://stylinstixstudiodotcom.blogspot.com/

Kattie G said...

I just "liked" you on FB!

Kattie G said...

I tweeted about the giveaway on Twitter.
www.twitter.com/thekattie

Kattie G said...
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Kate said...

I would spend the GC on some actions!! they look fabulous!

Kate said...

I like Uptown Girl on FB! Thanks

LAG said...

I would love a custom blog button! That HTML code stuff is just way over my pretty little head.

LAG said...

I tweeted too! @southernaisle

Chelsie said...

Yummy! I'd use my credit for templates (I think) so hard to choose!!

Chelsie said...

Became a fan!!

Chelsie said...

Tweeted!!
twitter.com/chelsierenae2

Trisha D said...

Love Tiffany's stuff! I think I would use the Gift Cert. on her actions :)

Trisha D said...

I fanned Uptown Girl Designs!