Moxie Design Studios
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Well, Look Who’s Here!

Hello, neglected blog!  Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, we hardly ever post here anymore, which really isn't a good way to pitch blogs, ya think? ;-)

But,we thought a brief announcement was a good way to resuscitate the blog, so here goes: We'll be OUT OF THE OFFICE on July 24th - July 29th at BlogHer 2013 Conference in Chicago. 

If you're going to be there, please say hi. :) 

We're also booking for Fall 2013, so if you're interested in working together before the holidays (or beyond!) please take a moment to fill out our Request for Proposal form so we can get the ball rolling. Our scheduled fill up quite quickly and we'd love to work with you.

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Happy New Year! We’re All Grown Up!

Wow, it's been a while since we updated our blog, no? We've been cheating on our blog with Facebook, admittedly. (Have you "liked" us on Facebook? You totally should!) But we do think it's time to update you on some of the changes 'round these parts.

It's Our 10th Anniversary!

2013 is our 10th anniversary year in business... and we couldn't be more thrilled. What started as a couple friends (who had never met) making some blog designs on the side quickly turned into a popular and thriving business, which resulted in hundreds of fabulous blogs and websites, a book about blogging and a lot of amazing opportunities over the last decade. I am so proud of what we've accomplished and am looking forward to dazzling you fine folks well into the next decade.

What's New!

Oh, gosh, lots is new. I'm afraid I've been lax in updating our portfolio -- busy, busy, busy, but here's some of the awesomeness that you may have missed:

Cheesetique.com

Cheesetique, our client since 2004, received her 3rd redesign this past Fall... we kept her same "vibe", but created a more modern layout, incorporating both of her shop/restaurant locations. We also moved her from Expression Engine to Wordpress.

OldTownBoutiqueDistrict.com

Another wonderful client in the same area of Alexandria, VA, as well as a directory of a lot of amazing boutiques and shops in the area, OldTownBoutiqueDistrict.com, also got an entirely new look. in addition to moving from Joomla to Wordpress.

Laughing Sheep Yarns

Laughing Sheep Yarns is a delightful, whimsical yarn shop nearby in Charlottesville, VA. Clearly, we like Virginia. ;-)

What's Coming Up?

We've got a new site in the works for long-time client, FashionJunkie.com (launching very (very!) soon) as well as a full re-branding and redesign of another stylish yarn shop in New Jersey and the branding and website for an incredible new advice community. We're also redesigning the website of a very popular 60's (and beyond!) musical group that has us working "happy together", if that gives you a hint.

Also on deck for early 2013, a redesign of long-time client, Rita McGrath's website, and some additions to The Mortal Instruments author, Cassandra Clare's new site, which we launched last Spring. (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the film, is coming out in 2013!) There's some other stuff in there, too, but you'll just have to wait and see!

Availability

With all that, I am accepting new clients and projects for March 2013. During tax-return season, my schedule tends to fill up pretty quickly, so I encourage you to submit your Requests for Proposal as soon as possible, if you're interested in working together in the first quarter of 2013.

Kathy is no longer accepting large projects -- she's taking on only smaller projects and maintenance, focusing on her existing clients and continuing to be a stellar mom and super athlete. (Did you know she's training for an Ironman? She's amazing!)  Given her limited availability, if you have anything you'd like to work with Kathy on, please drop her a line!  I'm sure she'd love to hear from you.  (If you don't know, Kathy also runs the original one-stop eco-friendly shop for parents, Safemama.com.)

Let's see... any other news?  Nope, I think that's it for now!  Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2013!

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Moxie and the City

We're working our tuchuses off to get our clients squared away and ourselves beautified and organized for the most popular blog conference of the year, BlogHer '12.  Heads up to our clients and anyone contacting us the first week of August: we'll be out of the office August 1 - 6, returning Tuesday, August 7th.  We'll share our experiences when we return and any great blogging tips we picked up along the way. Promise!

BlogHer attendees, clients, friends or total strangers: we'll be flitting about the Hilton New York on Thursday, August 2nd, leaving Sunday, August 5th, so if you see us, hollahhhh!  We look like this:

But that's only most of the time. Sometimes, we look like this:

Only with booze. We hope you say hi!

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Holiday Style!

Happy holidays, y’all!  You may notice we’ve got our holiday girls styling up the joint, along with our snowfall. We like to spruce things up with a little holiday cheer.

Just a note that we’re booking clients for projects starting in January, so if you’re interested in having us work on your site in 2012, please submit your requests for proposal as soon as possible.

We’re looking forward to working with you!

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Happy Halloween! (And An Availability Update)

BOO!  Hope everyone is getting ready for a fun Halloween Monday!  Not much is going on, spooky-wise, here in Las Vegas. I may pass out a little fun-size nosh, but otherwise am working and packing for a short trip to my hometown, San Diego, 11/1 through 11/3 for my birthday.  I’ll be back in the office Friday, November 4th through Thanksgiving, but after that I am unavailable until after the holidays—in January to be precise.

This year, from Thanksgiving to the New Year, I’m working on a project that has been on the calendar since earlier this year. I will be available for consultations and proposals for new work, but will be unable to start new work until mid-to-late January at the earliest. I do have a project booked for January and some projects are pending that may take January out of the running altogether. I’m only able to accept a limited amount of projects per season, so if you’re interested in working with me, I’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our Request for Proposal form so we can get cookin’ on a consultation and get your project on the calendar.

Kathy has limited availability, as she’s in the office part-time, but may be available to start your project sooner, so if you’re interested in working with Kathy, please fill out a Request for Proposal, as well.

We’re really excited about the coming weeks and the project we’re working on. Looking forward to sharing more about it with you soon.  Have a wonderful, happy, safe and sugar-laden Halloween.  :cheese:

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