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Graphic Design + Education for Social Startups
 

KINDA EARTHY, KINDA EDGY

Hey, I’m Kenzie

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I quit my full time job to start this thing. It was empowering but also frightening. And I tell you that because what got me past the part of scary was the fact that I believe in this mission so much.

I’m a creative with a desire and drive to help and heal the world. I’ve always wanted to do/be something creative in my life. I’ve studied Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, Yoga Studies, and Art History. (I love school and learning, I really do.) I’ve always wanted to run my own business for as long as I can remember. In the last few years, I’ve become obsessed with social good for-profit businesses. I truly believe this is the way we can heal the world and help those who are suffering, struggling, as well as help our planet and animals that live here with us. I need purpose, passion, and meaning behind what I do.

I’ve been designing now for almost a decade. The more I studied graphic design and as I earned my degree in it, I came to learn and realized that design has such an impact on our world! It’s something to ubiquitous, it’s hard to define (I always have people ask me what graphic design is… It’s just everything?)

Flash forward to me becoming my own person, figuring out my passions, and deciding what kind of impact I wanted to make on the world, and I started to have a weird relationship with design. I guess I began to realize that I kinda have a cool super power? And with that, I can use it for good, or, I guess other reasons. With every part time job, full time job, or freelance gig that didn’t align with what kind of impact I wanted to make on the world, I became more jaded about this whole graphic design career thing. I almost felt like I didn’t want to do it anymore, but I didn’t want to do anything else either.

Long story short, yoga found its way into my life as well as this concept of “social entrepreneurship” and both these things really helped me to realign my purpose. I began to realized that I do love design and I always will and I just needed to put my energy towards what I believed was well worth it and would be a positive influence for people.

I’ve recently decided to start living my life and do the things that I want to do. I quit my full-time job (yup, I really did. My full time, out of college, big girl, full-time career job.) It was scary. But what’s scarier to me is that life is short, and every day that I’m not living my purpose and passion, is another day that I’m not helping someone and doing what I want to do and meant to do with my life.

And here’s what I want to do; I want to help all of those amazing social good start-ups with my skills and talents by helping them grow and succeed through design and business coaching. I want to connect with people on a deeper, more spiritual level through yoga, meditation, and just getting to know the people that come into my life. I want to live a creative and passion filled life where I share my talents and gifts with the world and everyone else shares their own.

So here I am, getting a little more real, and starting something new and so, so scary in hopes to become my best self, and help others along the way. If you resonate with this, I hope you’ll join me along the way. Things are going to get more real where we talk about creativity, healing the world and others, and stepping into our best selves by living our truth, living our healthiest lives, and living our passion.

So wherever you are, whether your boutique gives back 10%, you have a mission to educate women and alleviate poverty, or your business is promoting zero waste (among so many other amazing movements people are contributing to) I want to work with you! I want to help if you feel like your business needs that extra push, a clearer brand presence, or a new website that communicates exactly what you want it to. Just because you have a social good component to your biz, does NOT mean you have to stay small as a company! Let me help you grow your business into the six to seven figure empire it was meant to be.

 

Let’s Make Some Magic Happen

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ON MY BUCKET LIST

 

Weave in Guatemala


✓ Eat Gelato in Italy


Visit Niihau, Hawaii


Get Design Inspired in Amsterdam


Swim with Sharks


Visit Every National Park in the USA


Dog Sled in Greenland


Smell The Cherry Blossoms in Japan


✓ Practice Yoga in Bali


Explore Iceland and see the Northern Lights



Experience Egypt


✓ Graduate College


Hike Macchu Picchu


Visit the Seven Wonders of the World


Teach an Island Yoga Retreat


✓ Southwest Desert Camping Trip


✓ Keep it Weird in Portland


Learn to Speak Spanish Fluently


Touch the Singer at a Concert


✓ Study Yoga and Ayurveda in India



✓ Go to China


Tour Oceania


Spend a day in Havana, Cuba


✓ See Venice before it Disappears


✓ Explore Southeast Asia


✓ See the Glaciers Before they Melt


Skydive on Oahu


Soak in the Sun on a Greek Island


Visit Every Hawaiian Island


Go Back to See my friends in Manila, Philippines


 
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