Introducing Michael Klipper and Mark Gernerd

As we grow our businesses, finances can become more and more daunting as the money starts coming in. Where is the best place to spend it? How can I manage my savings? How can I get to even start a savings?? We’ve all been there and these guys know how to get you past it with flying colors. Michael Klipper is the man behind growing so many financially sound creative businesses in Philly and Mark Gernerd is the fantastic financial planner who knows how to manage our growing assets. I’m thrilled they have jointly offered to teach a class on all things financial and kicking our financial growth into overdrive!



Introducing Kelly Heard

I met Kelly at Wordcamp Philly and when I learned her passion for sharing her depth of knowledge in all things Google, I knew we had to have her on board for our Back to School series! Kelly is the owner of Ambition Digital and her background and understanding of how to leverage these tools to better your business is a key reason we asked her to do two special classes for us!
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Introducing Emma Still

We’re thrilled that Emma Still from SEER Interactive will be teaching a fantastic SEO course for our Back to School series! After taking Emma’s SEO class at Girl Develop It and being blown away by both the knowledge I learned and her amazing ability to teach, we had to bring her back to teach on for our series.
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Introducing Cheyenne Gil

Our first two classes for our Back to School workshops are here! Meet Cheyenne Gil, our teacher for all things photography. She’s a philadelphia-based boudoir photographer and talented beyond words. Cheyenne has been helping women feel confident in their own skin for years and is excited to share her expertise in creating beautiful imagery to help you create stunning images all your own.
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August is here and Fall is just around the corner! To kick-off this upcoming school year, we thought it was time we all went back to school, even just for a little while. Ink + Mortar is proud to present a collection of curated classes to help build your brand and your business. We’ve partnered with a selection of Philadelphia experts to host classes in our Old City studio, to share their knowledge in taking your business to the next level this fall.


It’s here! I’m sharing the video from Wordcamp Philly 2015 about the top 10 things I wish I had done before quitting my day job. These steps helped me jump into freelance life and hopefully they will help you as well. And a big thank you to Andrew Gormley for filming me that day. I hope you enjoy!




A highlight of some of the favorite emails for BHLDN we created. The play of their custom font and the gorgeous new products put the perfect combination to entice the newly released sale items.

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Eva Olympia

eva-olympia-logoFashion and textile designer Luz Medina approached Ink + Mortar to create a logo for her clothing line. We created a custom hand-lettered logo for Eva Olympia, her line, and created tags with the backgrounds showcasing a peek of her hand-dyed textile designs.


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before-you-quit-your-day-job-ink-and-mortarA big thanks to Wordcamp Philly for having me speak on Saturday! I had such a great time sharing my experiences in Before You Quit Your Day Job. What a great day. We filmed the talk so I look forward to sharing it soon. In the meantime, you can find links to the slides here, for your viewing pleasure.


I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be among the speakers this year for Wordcamp Philly! I’m sharing a talk called Before You Quit Your Day Job.

When I left my day job, I thought to myself  “I’ll have so much more time when I’m full-time to work on my business!” But it wasn’t the case. With clients knocking at my door and trying to grow the business, there were a slew of things I wish I had done before I left my steady paycheck to make the transition easier. I’ve gathered my top 10 things to work on before you quit your job to follow your design or development solo career.

You can pick up your tickets at WordcampPhilly.com. I hope to see you there!