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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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Trending Now :: The Ever Changing Millennial Minds

Keeping up with current trends in the beauty, design and fashion industries is one of our favorite aspects of our job: looking not only at trends, but also digging into why consumers’ behaviors ebb and flow. In one of…Read More

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Skirt PR

Interview with Adrienne Eckert Petersen of Skirt PR :: Bright Ladies || Inspired Branding

Barbie stereotype be damned! Adrienne Eckert Petersen, CEO and Owner of Skirt PR, isn’t afraid to own it. The Skirt PR dolls are more like Creative Barbie, Driven Barbie, Tenacious Barbie, Stand-On-My-Own-Two-Heels Barbie, BRIGHT Barbie. With experience in the beauty, design and fashion…Read More

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Trending Now :: Halloween Spook-spirations

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What feeds my soul?

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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!

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

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Nautical Birthday Extravaganza

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Calligraphy review

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

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!

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