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A colorful, smart blog focusing on branding, design, and lifestyle curated by Step Brightly, a boutique design studio specializing in brand design strategy. We insist on doing fabulous work for fabulous people.

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Step Brightly’s fall Social Media Maven :: Meet Kaitlyn Coldiron!

Welcome Kaitlyn to our ever growing Step Brightly team! We are so lucky to have found a creative gal and lover of all things unexpected, heartfelt and whimsical. Kaitlyn is a junior at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana…Read More

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Branding Creativity and Trends :: Gilded in Gold

It’s no secret: the creativity – colors, patterns, trends – involved in executing our clients’ brand strategies is one of our favorite parts of our process. Especially because it’s an excuse to do necessary and extensive research on Pinterest….Read More

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Nautical Birthday Extravaganza

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Calligraphy Pen review and recommendations by Kristin

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How we found two Social Media Interns via The Everygirl

It’s been so exciting seeing The Everygirl brand grow over the last year and a half. But we must admit, we’ve been fans since the beginning and new it was THE place to connect with energetic and motivated ladies….Read More

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Social Media Internship with Step Brightly!

Do you spend your evenings perusing Pinterest, Bloglovin and The Everygirl? Then you are exactly who we are looking for! We are looking for a Social Media and Editorial maven who can hunt down creative content, dream up fabulous…Read More

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Reigan’s Summer Social Media Internship Reflection

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Interview with Calligrapher Molly Jacques :: Bright Ladies || Inspired Branding

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To be successful in business you need to create a holistic brand experience for your clients, customers and following. If you don’t, you are losing money.

Branding your business is just as important as branding your personal style. This is especially true for small women-owned businesses. Think about getting dressed for a VIP meeting with a potential client. You wear your best outfit, right? Something…Read More

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Behind the Scenes:: Prepping for a spring and summer soiree

Hi friends, today I want to share some of the behind the scene shots that Kelly captures before the Forth Chicago guests arrive. We start our planning process a few months in advance– matching our guests to our topic, sending…Read More

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Bright Ladies || Inspired Branding :: Interview with Mrs. Lilien

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