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my new online licensing class!

One of the most common questions I get about business is how to work with other brands to create products. I have been working in the design field for 19 years and have spent most of that time designing and creating products through licensing. Oh Joy! has had collections with Target, Band-Aid, Clorox, CALPAK, Petco, […]

oh joy academy answers: organic marketing…

So, what is marketing? Marketing includes all the ways you can promote your business and bring awareness to your brand. Whether your business is just starting or decades old, every company needs marketing on some level in order to grow. Traditionally, marketing included: organic word of mouth, paid ads (newspapers, print magazines, billboards, bus stop […]

oh joy academy answers: growing your business…

Growing your business is a topic I LOVE talking about because "growth" can mean SO many things. You might be thinking, "Isn't it a weird time to even think about growing a business when so many businesses are just trying to make it with the current economic climate?!" It is okay to think about growth […]

oh joy academy: juggling work and life during a pandemic…

Back in March when COVID-19 became wide-spread in the U.S., many small businesses came to a standstill, slowed down, closed temporarily, or quickly pivoted. What we thought was a temporary inconvenience turned out to be a worldwide pandemic that we're still going through right now. The difference between now and a few months ago is […]

what’s one quality you need to succeed as a small business?

Over at the Oh Joy! Academy, everyone who has taken a class, session, or downloaded a product with us has access to a special Facebook group where they can ask me business questions at any time. It's been a fun way to get into specifics with people and also chat with them in our monthly Facebook […]

craft workshop at the oh joy! studio…

Happy Monday! Up till recently, the Oh Joy! Academy has largely been geared towards business owners and entrepreneurs, so today, I'm super excited today to share that we've added two CRAFTING workshops to the academy! Julia and Jess from our Creative Content team are hosting two workshops (Make it Dazzle and Wrap Stars) in Los […]

what are you waiting for?

Do you know what stops us all from achieving our goals, our next big accomplishment, or that thing we’ve been wanting to do forever but haven’t? It’s the feeling that the timing needs to be just right. Or that our website has to be PERFECT. Or that we need to have just the right amount […]

oh joy! academy love…

It's only been six months since we launched the Oh Joy! Academy, and it's been super fulfilling for me to help you with your goals and businesses in so many ways. I love getting feedback from our courses, workbooks, and sessions, as it helps us here at Oh Joy! to continue finding ways to grow […]

the pros and cons of licensing your artwork…

One of the most common questions I get asked about Oh Joy! and our business is why we choose to create products through licensing vs. manufacturing them ourselves. So I thought it would be fun to breakdown the pros and cons (to me) and tell you why we license…

so you want to write a book?

Whether it’s been a dream since you were a kid or something that just got added to your bucket list last week, turning an idea for a book into a reality can seem completely overwhelming. How does it happen? Who do you talk to? Do you find a publisher? Do you self-publish? I'm here to […]

here’s what people are saying…

Happy Monday! It's been a few months since we launched my How To Grow A Dream Team online course for those looking to grow or strengthen their team in your own business or at the company they work at. I have loved hearing how the class has helped those who have taken it as reviews […]

what happened when I didn’t get my dream job…

In 2005, I had left my previous jobs in New York to move to Philly so that I could be in the same city as my then long-distance boyfriend (now my husband). I applied for my dream job of home decor designer at Anthropologie HQ thinking I had this in the bag. I was motivated, […]