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 We loved working with the Will Reed team on a Custom website design! They had big dreams for their new website. We wanted their site to have a happy, human, and smart vibe throughout the design to match the spirit of their incredible team.

Our team had a lot of fun incorporating their new brand guidelines into a website, and seeing it come to life through bright geometric shapes, fun cut-out imagery and lots of playful visual animations.

 
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Check out our Q&A with Will Reed Founder Paige Robinson below!

 

“Work makes up such a big part of all of our lives. I think there's something heavenly when peoples' skills, talents, and passions align.”

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GO LIVE: WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRY OR CRAFT START?

PR: I've always been the friend that helped with resumes, job interviews, and the "what am I good at?" question. Work makes up such a big part of all of our lives. I think there's something heavenly when peoples' skills, talents, and passions align.

GO LIVE: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY OR FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?  

PR: I wanted to be an entrepreneur because of my Dad. My education helped also, but more from the experiences I had outside of the classroom. Texas A&M provided me with a safe "testing ground" to explore what entrepreneurship looked like. I started a number of things with my friends while in college. I fell in love with working hard with good friends on things that matter.

GO LIVE: WHAT’S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?

PR: As you grow, you have to build your business based on probabilities, not based on possibility. As an eternal optimist, this lesson has been a kick in the pants.

GO LIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?

PR: This is going to be a lot harder than you think (and a lot more fun).

GO LIVE: WHAT WAS THE MOMENT YOU HAD WHEN YOU SAID, “I SHOULD DO THIS” OR WHAT MADE YOU TAKE THE JUMP INTO WORKING FOR YOURSELF?

PR: I left my corporate job in 2012 when the desire to start my own thing eclipsed my fear of doing it. It was raining, and I was in the Sam's parking lot with my husband, talking through it. Let's just say there were tears. A lot of them. Luckily I married someone that reminds me why I started this on the days when it feels extra hard.

GO LIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED / DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN IN YOUR LIFE FROM FOLLOWING THIS DREAM?

PR: As weird as this sounds, I've learned to let go more. My journey as an entrepreneur has followed an arch of "control, worry, anxiety" followed by rest and peace when I remember that God is in control. Entrepreneurship has forced my hand in many ways to evaluate whether I truly believe that or not. When I am resting in the fact that I am not the CEO of the Universe, I am at my very best.

GO LIVE: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR RESTYLE OR CUSTOM DESIGN?

PR: We liked your other customers! You've worked with brands we admire (like Create + Cultivate, Jennie Allen, and others).

GO LIVE: ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW OR WANT TO GET OFF YOUR CHEST?

PR: Just that at this moment, I am particularly grateful to be alive, as a woman, living in America in 2019. It's such a privilege to lead a predominately female team, in a male-dominated industry, with the overwhelming support of my family, my investors, customers, and Board Members. I do not take this for granted for even a minute and know that there are many talented sisters living in other parts of the world that will never have the chance to experience what it feels like to create and lead. I hope to not squander this opportunity.


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