About Endeavor Creative

mecircle2

Hi, I’m Taughnee.

And I’m not looking for a design gig.

You have hopes for your business, questions about how you’ll reach your customers, things you need help learning and problems you need help solving.

I take your goals, your jumbled thoughts and your rough outlines and give them structure, order, form, and beauty.

I take your confusion and overwhelm and guide you through it.

It’ll feel like relief… as if it by magic.

But it’s not magic. It’s a formula I’ve used for over 15 years to guide creative entrepreneurs, do-gooders and micro-brands from “I need help!” to “Wow, that’s amazing!” results. It’s combination of:

Patience ensures you feel heard, empowered, and supported
Professionalism so there’s never any chaos, frustration or regrets
Process is the way I make sure you’re absolutely delighted with the result

I’m looking for great clients who want a partner, an advisor and an “honorary team member.” The kind of relationships that last long-term, and grow stronger with familiarity and trust. I hope that’s you! 

My Ideal Client

Not to get too hippy-dippy, but I’m happiest when I’m working closely with people who are putting good things into the world; I love being a part of that. But it doesn’t matter if you’re giving inspirational TED talks or selling plumbing supplies, what matters is you care deeply about what you’re doing.

I tend to work mostly with authors, consultants, creative entrepreneurs, non-profits and micro-brands. I’m at my best when I’m working one-on-one with smart and talented people and making an impact.

(If any of the above describes you, I surely want to work with you!)

Professional & Educational Chops

I have over 15 years of experience as a web and graphic designer.

I studied communications at Purdue University where I graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa.

I continue my education constantly so I’m able to connect the “digital dots” for my clients. I’m currently pursuing a professional certification in conversion optimization from ConversionXL, and I have certifications in social media, search, content marketing and traffic acquisition.


My Superpowers

• I check my ego at the door, it gets in the way of results. And you must too. We have to get real with one another and give and accept constructive feedback.

I aim to empower. I’m in my zone of genius every time I have an opportunity to educate. And I’ll train you how to do things for yourself (if you’re so inclined) if you’d rather not rely on me to do them for you.

I’m patient and supportive. If you don’t understand something, I’ll walk you through it.

I’m not afraid to speak my mind. If I ever feel you’re making a mistake, or heading down the wrong path, I’ll speak up. (Most likely with some kind of research to back up my objection). If you don’t like people who do that, I’m probably not the designer for you.

I have had my own business for 16 years and have never been so satisfied with graphic design work. So professional and knowledgeable about her craft and at the same time fun, and intuitive, and focused on my satisfaction.

— Ellen Faye

Past President, National Association of Professional Organizers

Taughnee delivered on all counts. I absolutely love my site and am still amazed at how she nailed it!

— Aliza Sherman

Author, Speaker, Web Pioneer

SERIOUSLY, YOU ARE AMAZEBALLS. I promise I’ll calm down eventually.”

— Beth Hicks

Blogger

“Taughnee designed a vibrant, unique author’s website that I immediately loved, as did my editor, agent, friends, and family. She’s creative, responsive, incredibly patient, and attuned to an author’s concerns. My highest recommendation!”

— Robert Rotstein

Author

Even if I might always have had confidence in the outcome, I would never have guessed how enjoyable the process would be. I owe all of that to Taughnee.

— Owen Thomas

Author

Where do I even start explaining how fantastic my experience has been, working with Taughnee on my website? I can’t recommend Taughnee highly enough. Working with her has been an incredibly valuable experience, not just because of the fantastic, functional, and beautiful blog she’s created for and WITH me, but also because it’s been so darn FUN. .””

— Alison Arians

Owner, Rise & Shine Bakery

Taughnee has done a fantastic job redesigning my site twice in recent years. She is always cheerful, deadline oriented, and patient with clients like me who don’t understand the technical details of how websites run. I really love working with Taughnee.

— Judy Gruen

Author & Consultant

Working with Taughnee was one of those experiences I continue to appreciate, long after the work was completed. As a businessman, the quantity and quality of her work was affordable and topnotch. As an artist, being able to work with someone who has an eye for design and who created a reflection of me as an author was a joy. As a writer, they created a place where I can easily change, alter, and write to my heart’s content. Thank you Taughnee!” 

— Glen Klinkhart

Author, Speaker, C.E.O.

Working with Taughnee was great! She was amazingly patient. She listened as I told her about how I like to work – pen and paper, coffee shops – she listened as I told her what about my chosen genre intrigued me. She took all of this, waived her magic wand – I’m sure it’s much more complicated than that! – and showed me an absolutely beautiful design that spoke to everything that I wanted. Taughnee delivered exactly what I need.”

— Kat Michels

Author

Personal

I was living in Anchorage, Alaska when I decided to take my side hustle designing websites and turn it into a full-time gig. Not long after in 2004, I started my first blog, and started designing for other bloggers.

I attracted an incredible clientele from all over the world — from thought leaders to popular lifestyle bloggers. I realized I was on to something — my business could be “location independent.”

So I did what any reasonable person would do — I spent a few years living half time in Paris! Because I was able to take my work with me, I was able to enjoy freedom and personal fulfillment I never could have imagined possible in my early days working at a stressful big city ad agency.

collage

collage2

Back home in Anchorage, decided I wanted to pursue a “digital nomad” lifestyle — you know, bouncing from Asia to Europe to Polynesia — not a bad plan, right?

But just as I was making other plans for my life, I met an amazing man. As you do. Just one little problem — he lived in Croatia. A few months later I visited his beautiful country, found out he was even more incredible in person, so I moved and I married him.

Our home is in the beautiful countryside — peaceful and beautiful and surrounded by warm and generous neighbors. It wasn’t the life I expected, but it’s the life I always needed. My wanderlust happily demolished by love and simplicity.

Life is good.

Let me create something lovely for you, too!