GET CREATIVES is coming to Propeller on July 13!

Hey, New Orleans business owners, marketers, and entrepreneurs! I’ve been working on this thing with my talented friends Julia Sevin and Frank Aymami, and we want to share it with you.

Get Creatives is a pithy 45-minute presentation that packs in a ton of information you need to know if you’re the one who markets your business. Register now on Eventbrite, or read on for a few more reasons to join us on July 13 at 6pm!

Communication design: What it is, and why it matters


You’ll learn how your investment in communication design (including copywriting, graphic design, and photography) actually increases your profits and positions your brand for bigger and better things.

You’ll get actionable tips on where to find “creatives”; how much to pay them; what to ask for; and what to look out for.

And you’ll learn how to scrimp smartly so you can save your marketing dollars without sacrificing the end quality of your product.

Register ahead of time >>>

Did you know…

  • 55% of your website visitors will spend less than 15 seconds on a given page
  • Your contract with an independent creative should always specify a kill fee
  • You might not own the rights to the photographs you commissioned

There’s a lot more where that came from.

We’re going through the entire process of working with a “creative”–everything from how and where to find quality writers, designers, and photographers, to contracts and taxes, to the best way to send feedback and get the results you want.

Join us July 13 at 6pm at Propeller Incubator to find out more!

FASHION FRIDAY: Pretty as a Picture

I’ve been doing a lot of writing about photography lately. With that in mind, here’s an Etsy fashion roundup based loosely around cameras and film. Don’t overthink it. I sure didn’t.

(What’s that? You want me to model for you? Well, if you insist.*)

Fashion Friday #fashionfriday

I can already hear my dad snorting.

Want to pretend you are, like, so artsy and knowledgeable? Frame your iPhone photos in this vintage camera-styled case from seller CRAFIC. You still won’t know what an aperture is, but you might feel like less of a fraud.

Now you see me, now you are a SPY BEHIND ENEMY LINES.

If you’d rather go the purely decorative route, grab this lens pendant from seller LePetitPanda. Photography nerds will run up to you, asking if it was made from a genuine Halina Acromat camera. Simply nod and allow them to buy your coffee.

I think that black thing is some kind of kitchen appliance.

Store all of your bits and bobbles–um, I mean extra lenses–in this canvas camera case-meets-killer-bag from seller RockCowStudio. The seller helpfully supplies the bag’s dimension so you can make sure that your DSLR (Diverse Supply of Lipsticks and Rouges) fits inside.

This is what we think of the past.

Star in your own film with a pair of creative earrings from seller tomatedepingles, who will surely find widespread success with his or her totally comprehensible shop name. Made from vintage negatives, these earrings prove that film is truly dead.

Will you buy any of these items? Specifically, will you buy them and send them to me? Let me know in the comments, or drop me a line at lianna@theenglishmaven.com.


* Please note that I take payment only in scones.