Behind The Blog Scene // Jess of From Rain To Shine

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Online connection is a power thing and I think any blogger who has fostered true friendships both online and off can attest to that power. Despite living thousands of miles away and never having met, there are bloggers I immediately connect with and Jess from Rain To Shine is one of them. Perhaps it's because I used to live in LA and when I read Jess's posts I get SO nostalgic for the West Coast or maybe it's because I want to be a graphic designer in my next lifetime, but whatever it is she's great and I couldn't wait to introduce her here as I know you'll love her too!

Describe your blog in 3 words…
Positivity, Parties, Pantone
What is your blogging manifesto?
Discovering positivity through pen, lens + pixel. 
Top 3 blogging essentials?
My Mac Book, the Adobe Creative Suite, an open + inquisitive mind.
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was....
Getting to speak at Alt Summit on Graphic Design for bloggers was pretty awesome.
My dream collaboration would be?
Kate Spade...talk about a dream collab! Their designs are classic, colorful + happy. Their social media is engaging and innovative, and I'm totally loving Anna Kendrick as their holiday muse.
Right now I'm listening to...
Lorde, especially Flicker (Kanye West rework), Sam Hunt + Banks. I normally listen to hip-hop + rap, but lately, I've been loving slower, more alternative sounds. 
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
If you want something, go for it. Don't be afraid to start, jump in head first and get to work. No one else will do it for you, trust in your abilities, and you will be amazed at what you can do.
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
I actually work full-time as a graphic designer, between my job, and my freelance design clients. My blog is a design project for me to share work, inspiration, and connect with creatives. If I wasn't working in the graphic design/blogging world, I would L-O-V-E to be a Seattle Seahawks cheerleader (Seagal). If only I could dance....
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
Me, my laptop, my couch or coffee shop + sketchbook. Also, Spotify (or Netflix) on in the background, Google Calendar and Todoist. I like to try and keep my work nice + organized! 
This year I'm most excited about...
Creating the design studio associated with my blog. After working full-time as a graphic designer,  I decided to transition into freelance, working more with my amazing clients. 2015 will be a big change, but I couldn't be more excited to start my own business, From Rain to Shine Design.

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