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I'm retiring the Up Your Instagame guide this Friday but until then you can grab it for just $9 (link in profile). // "People not numbers. Connection not eyeballs." When it comes to social media Insta in particular we can be so focused on the number of likes/followers and validation for our work. The above quote is the foundation of this guide designed for creative entrepreneurs who want to leverage the power of Instagram to increase awareness and visibility around your work grow your…

I'm retiring the HI! resources in order to make space (both physically and mentally) to focus more on client work and my art. Visit the shop to get the #UpYourInstagame guide for just $9 Pay What You Want for the Hand Lettering guide and Texture guide. They'll only be available until Friday May 13th (8pm CST) so get 'em while you still can. Link in profile.

We've seen enough over the years to easily spot someone faking confidence in real life (good in the early stages for creating momentum) vs. faking personality online (good all around if what you really care about is the transaction and only the transaction). If you're like us then you care deeply about how you serve your community and how your work impacts real people in the real world. It's not that we don't care about revenue at HI!; it's just that we care about people more. The buck…

Kicking off this lovely Friday with some pet portrait work and listening to the new #M83. There's still a few spots left for custom pet portraits hop on over here to book your spot http://ift.tt/1LLxIES.

Over the past year I've had the opportunity to work on a few sets of family portraits and it has been one of the most rewarding parts of what I do. This portrait is from the most recent commission / Currently accepting new portrait work (both individual and sets). Email me at amber@heyinstigator.com or place your order by using the link in profile

New addition to the morning routine before emails client work and other business-y things 1 hour of focusing on my craft. Making art. Because it's important and I'm not putting enough energy into it. Day one = success!

#HeyCreativeWomen this is Alexis Winter illustrator from Australia. Her black and white portraits are just awesome. She also creates cool lettering pins and Simpson's inspired illustrations. Do yourself a favor and check out her work alexiswinter.com @alexiswinter. // This is portrait no. 4 in the #HeyCreativeWomen project the goal is to celebrate the work of other creative women to promote community over competition. Supporting and celebrating the work of other women doesn't make us…