Bright Now

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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What feeds my soul?

I was recently stopped in my tracks by 2 images I saw on Pinterest, one that said, “Stop the glorification of busy” the other, “You don’t get a gold star for being busy.” I was struck by how closely…Read More

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Branding and Creative Inspiration :: Two-Toned Trend

Color blocking has graced the pages of every fashion spread, Pantone has mixed bright hues for as long as we can remember, and you’ve probably been inadvertently practicing the art in your daily ensembles for quite some time. Now,…Read More

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

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Branding Creativity and Trends :: Gilded in Gold

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Nautical Birthday Extravaganza

My kids were born 9 days and 3 years apart. Figuring this is the only year they will let me throw them a dual birthday party I wanted to find a theme that could accommodate Julien’s love for costumes…Read More

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Calligraphy Pen review and recommendations by Kristin

Our summer graphic design intern Kristin has a WAY with a calligraphy pen. A seriously beautiful way! As she spends countless hours trying different pens, styles and tricks, she has firsthand insight into which pens are best for different techniques…Read More

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How we found two Social Media Interns via The Everygirl

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Social Media Internship with Step Brightly!

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Reigan’s Summer Social Media Internship Reflection

As summer draws to an end, our fabulous Social Media intern, Reigan Massey reflects on what her time on the Step Brightly Team has meant to her. We can tell you what it has meant to us – fun…Read More

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

The latest Lady in our Inspired Branding Series is also our latest design inspiration – calligrapher Molly Jacques’s work has made a handful of appearances on our The Bright Now Blog, Twitter and Pinterest boards recently and we’re thrilled to feature…Read More

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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.

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