Eff the Glitter

Eff the Glitter

Teaching Business & Life Lessons Through Women of Color in Creative Careers. Centered around the lack of representation of Women of Color in the Graphic Design & Branding space, the freelance lifestyle, growing our skills, and how we can change our demographic to have more heavy hitters.

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November 9, 2021 52 min

Zaakirah Muhummad is a repeat guest with us on Eff the Glitter, This episode we talk about how she got started with Phocused media group, the effects of the DIY movement with Social media & photography & how she was able to continue her passion of photography while still serving her clients as a brand strategist.

Join us this episode while we talk about life since instagram started & how it's changed the game.

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Today's episode is a little transparent, but it's good cause transparency is good for growth & stepping into who you are. Being mindful of your professional patterns helps you become a better creative professional. so for today, find your patterns!

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On This Episode of Eff the Glitter, our conversation with Teaira explores making a pivot with an industry and still nurturing your true love. Teaira started as a Stationery designer (a Love for print!) and transitioned into working with service based businesses when she saw that she could elevate them with her same set of skills. We also talk about the fear of looking for help, asking for help, and then the actual trust in the pro...

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September 7, 2021 8 min

In Today's Episode, it's about making sure you have the framework in place so that you can actually take advantage of the lower cost of wholesale pricing so you can make a decent amount on the services your provide & products that you sell.

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Alright, So as a business owner, there's some simple ish that everyone should know. 1st thing is 1st & that's establishing yourself as a business. We can't expect our clients to take us seriously when we won't even take ourselves seriously. SO - to start, you get your EIN & your LLC/INC/LLP or whatever you want your business entity to be. Listen now to get those 1st couple steps.

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Katanni is a repeat Guest with Eff the Glitter & I'm so HAPPY i got to speak with her again! In this episode, we talk about how things have changed since last year, creating an effective invoicing system and how to effectively communicate with your client on project deadlines & proofs.

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Swimwear designer Nic Hyl has had to make some very interesting changes in the way she makes & markets her business & skills. Her specialization is in modest swimwear design specifically for muslim women. In speaking with her, we learn about how growing up in the tropical temperatures in Florida but living in the brutally honest setting of New York has helped her create a product for a niche of folks that most swimwear desi...

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As someone who has always been a creative all my life, Chimere has also. She discusses how she started off looking to get into mass media & fell into Graphic Design. We talk about Graphic Designer Ghosts & how it haunts us & our clients. Meet this Jersey girl who is now in H-TOWN & has worked with some major brands in helping them define their messaging.

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In our conversation with Shmeka, we talk about the Pivot that a lot of businesses had to make during Covid, Getting Your Business Legit, & also about the Pride a consulting firm feels when their "babies" succeed. One of the greatest feelings a Brand Strategist, Consultant, or Strategist feels is seeing their clients Grow & succeed. Listen to Shmeka's Story on this episode on Eff the Glitter.

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So far, each season, there's one guest who is a kindred spirit of mine & this season it's Missy. She was practically Raised in the AUC IN THE PRINT SHOP - she tried to buck the system and go to Mass Comm in college, but still came back full circle to Graphic Design & Branding. In our conversation with Missy, we learn that being a creative & being a creative business are two different things. A piece of advice sh...

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This episode is pretty cool simply because it's super real. Real in the sense of Real Life happens when you're trying to work on something. Tai Hall of Taime Studios Incorporated is Not only my business bestie, but she's a True Creative & Business Mogul. Creating a business from scratch, Creating balance while having a family, and STILL kicking ass?!?!? Yea, She does it all. Take a listen to this episode of Eff the ...

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Alright, So Let’s talk about Keisha. She’s the CEO. THEE C.E.O. of Brass Tacks Collective. She’s my first guest who started her agency with the full intention of becoming an AGENCY. She gives us a good look at what the hiring process looks like, business growing pains, discovering your team & bringing people up with you as the company grows.

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Olivia Frederick is the owner of Creatively Olivia. A graphic designer & brand strategist based in the Atlanta Area. She works under the premise that “Online, your brand design is what your clients see of you first. If your overall branding is stuck in the past or looks subpar – your clients will notice and will want to pay you as such. You deserve more.” Honestly, I completely Agree. Make sure you check out her episode!

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April Fore is the Author of the Adventures of E.G.G. A children's book dedicated encouraging children and families with special needs (more specifically Turner Syndrome) that they can enjoy their lives, continue to grow and learn new things. April is a WONDERFUL SPIRIT, an author, a master of cultivating brand culture and consistency & I just KNOW you'll love her too! You can read more about her on https://efftheglitte...

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April 24, 2021 41 sec

YO! This Season I have a Fresh New Group of Women Who are Creatively AWESOME!!! I can't wait for you to meet them! New Episodes will Air in May! Have you Checked out our Membership or the ETG Creative Directory yet? If not, You need to get to www.efftheglitter.com & I'll meet you there!

-A. Louise

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Welp! This ends Season 1 & is our Season Finale!!!! In this episode, We're highlighting artist Kat Anderson. She's a self taught artist who sells her digital art online & gets to live the life she loves! Her specialty is portrait art & she's such a warm spirit!

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So... This episode was a retake. LOL! like for real! our first conversation was great & we were rolling through it only to see that the first half of the conversation DIDN'T RECORD!!! April's sweet soul was kind enough to re-record the episode with me & This is what we got! we kind og stayed on the "outline" but then the conversation became a bit more candid! Check out April Grant!

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This Week on Eff the Glitter I had the pleasure of speaking with digital marketing expert Kelli Kelley! Her candid story about banging it out, then having a baby & then loosing her way & then finding herself again is the story that A LOT of us share! Learn more about The Brnd Method & Kelli Kelley In this week's episode!

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It's CHANDRA!!!! Ya'll I connected with this queen almost immediatley. Like... there's no other way to describe how our conversation just FLOWED!!! She is a Business Coach, Manager, and a PR Agent- Simply put, she does it all & she does it well! Make sure to listen to her episode for this week on Eff the Glitter.⁠

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Camille Davis is a PR Specialist located in the DMV!!! (My hometown). We talked about what a PR agent does, Why your business needs one AND about self care & how important it is for an entrepreneur to set boundaries & in essence, train their clients & manage expectations. I enjoyed listening to this episode even the second time around!

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