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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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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Reigan’s Summer Social Media Internship Reflection

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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.

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

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

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How to throw a Bluegrass Birthday Jamboree

Howdy partners. I am taking you back to this country inspired bluegrass jamboree birthday party that I threw for my son Julien’s 2nd birthday and was featured on the Amy Atlas Sweet Designs website. Let’s be real…most baby birthday…Read More

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How Chalkboard Art Creates Atmosphere for Your Brand

In a world driven by computers, it’s utterly delightful to see the art of hand-drawn, hand-crafted chalkboard art creating a unique atmosphere for brands. How fun for something so old school (pun totally intended) to be making such a…Read More

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Meet Kristin Holda, Step Brightly’s Graphic Design Intern

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