Welcome to Thoughts & Designs. I’m Kimberly Eddy. I am a graphic artist, specializing in helping entrepreneurs bring their side hustles online with tips and services for every budget.
I am also a serial entrepreneur, writer and productivity junkie.
Thoughts & Designs is all about helping you focus on what’s important and succeed in every area of your life.
I write and create my experience helping other entrepreneurs. I’ve helped others with their websites and graphic design needs.
I have been creating web content to help and encourage since 2004.
Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur
I’ve generated side hustles since my second year of college at Northern Michigan University. After graduation, I followed my wanderlust to Europe. I backpacked across central and eastern Europe.
I settled in Austria for a season to live and work before returning to home.
After moving back home to Michigan I married my toolmaker husband. We raised five now-adult children. My priorities focused on hearth and home while my children were young. I provided design services as a part-time side hustle.
I took on small freelance jobs when time permitted:
- designed menus for small restaurants
- created business cards for entrepreneurs
- developed logos for several small businesses (and one church)
Freelance Design for Print and Web
Later, as my children grew, our financial situation took a nosedive in the early 2000s. I branched out to creating dynamic websites for a wide variety of clients. I continued to offer logo design services, calligraphy, freelance writing, and layout design.
Clients have included:
- Marie Madeline Studio (Designs for Print and Web)
- Marmee Dear (Technical help, graphics help, and Website help)
- Wesleyan Woods Campground (Brochures and T-shirts)
- Fostoria Baptist Church (Website Theme Development and Management)
I continued to practice and develop my skills as an artist. I’ve created many designs now used on products in the Zazzle Marketplace. Zazzle is a print on demand company. It allows designers like me to sell designs on a variety of products. My designs appear on t-shirts, bumper stickers, tote bags, and more. You can find out more about Zazzle in the posts I’ve written about my experiences with them here. You can see my Zazzle Designs here.
I’m launching back into full-time freelancing work and content creation since 2016.
I want to help potential entrepreneurs bring their projects to life affordably. I provide encouragement and inspiration to anyone hoping to start their own side hustle.
Where to Now?
Now that you’ve learned a little bit about me, I invite you to dive deeper at Thoughts & Designs.
If you’re not quite sure where to begin, my start page will provide some guidance.
To get in touch with me, I have a contact page.
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