Featured Vendor: Seaside Creative

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Meet Emily of Seaside Creative!

A few months ago, we got an email from a super talented web designer who was looking for marketing sets to match her beautiful ProPhoto Blogs & Showit websites. I checked out her work and loved everything I saw. I'd already stopped taking on custom work to focus on creating photography templates, but I knew I wanted to find a way to work with this creative gal. After a few emails back and forth, a design collaboration was formed between Bittersweet + Emily Henning of Seaside Creative!

If you haven't already seen her work, take a minute out of your busy day to browse through Emily's work. As a designer by day and a mom by day, night, and all the in-between moments, Emily somehow finds the time to knock out gorgeous websites for professional photographers.

Here's a little bit more about Emily and her business:

When did you start Seaside Creative? Have you always dreamed of being an entrepreneur? I started Seaside Creative out of our tiny little apartment on the beach in 2009. I was working full time at a restaurant company as Creative Director and finishing up my design degree from San Diego State University. I always knew I wanted to stay home with my babies and be a Mommy and also contribute to the family and have my own business. I took on tons of random design projects and found my passion was working with other creative women and photographers. Since partnering with ProPhoto as a designer for their store in 2010, I've helped thousands of women have a beautiful and professional website and brand.

What do you love most about your job?

The creative freedom to design what I love and work the hours I want to. I love being able to take a step away and go to the park with my daughter and come back refreshed and ready to go! Plus, knowing that I'm a teeny tiny part of someone's business success is a big honor.

How do you balance running a business with being a mom? That has to be tough!

It is. I feel that some days I dominate being a wife and Mom and others I am able to focus on work - and rarely do they collide. I think it's all about balance and I'm lucky that I can choose my schedule. Now that she's almost 3 I can set her up with quiet projects while I do a little work here and there. I don't want to look back on this quick time of my daughter being young and feel like I missed it. I have a ton of respect for Moms with little ones who can work from home - it's not easy.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking to start a business, what would it be?

DO IT! Start anywhere and keep learning and tweaking as you go. Don't be afraid to try things out and take risks. When you have passion and drive to succeed - you will.seaside creative branding packages

Seaside Creative has some really awesome promotions going on right now that we wanted to share with our readers. If you're starting a new business or are in need of a website refresher, you are in luck! Save a little moolah by purchasing a bundled set! It's time to treat yourself to a beautifully designed website & matching marketing set!

Use coupon code "BITTERSWEET20" & receive $20 off any bundled branding package from Seaside Creative!

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