Notice a change? We’re rebranding over the next couple weeks and can’t wait to show off the finished product!
Hi friends! I’m Stephanie , the founder, designer and writer behind Creative Schoolhouse. I started this company to share my passion for helping others succeed in their business with a strong and authentic brand presence, and solid business foundation.
My entrepreneur journey was in the making before I was born. My grandfather came to America from Greece with one suitcase, a few dollars, and a dream of a better life. After serving in the U.S. Army, he opened what would be the first of several successful restaurants in the Midwest. My grandfather’s admirable work ethic not only passed on to his children, but it trickled down to his grandchildren as well. I’ve had entrepreneurial blood from the start; dreaming big, working hard towards those visions, and sharing that passion with others.
As may be the case for some of you, my first successful business happened accidentally. I was home on maternity leave with my son, and began selling decor items on the popular Etsy e-commerce platform. What initially began as a fun hobby quickly turned into a lucrative business. I found my sales jumping from $400 in my first month of “hobby” selling to 5 figures in my 3rd month.
My background in marketing and branding played a substantial role in the success on Etsy. I fell in love with every aspect of running my own business, constantly scouring books and courses to further my knowledge and stay ahead of the curve. While I was humbly blown away by the prosperity of the decor business, something was missing in it for me. I often found myself sharing design tips and business advice, and soon realized that my true joy was in helping other entrepreneurs.
After a healthy dose of positive feedback, much consideration, and a big ole scoop of faith, I decided to leave the decor business. I wanted to start a company that I was truly passionate about. A company that combined my professional business background, love for design, and growing desire to help other creatives succeed in their business endeavors. From this, Creative Schoolhouse was established.
The core of Creative Schoolhouse is to help other creative business owners and bloggers build a strong, recognizable brand and grow their business organically with a solid foundation. In addition to design services, our website offers resources on branding, blogging, freelancing, photography, marketing, and more. We share valuable information through our blog, as well as give a behind the scene look to our business growth through weekly newsletters and monthly income reports. It’s my goal to continue to work on creating new learning content to aid creatives serious about growing their blog or business through our e-books, courses, videos and printables.
When I’m not working hard on design projects or creating awesome content (and pounding back the coffee), I enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, like to spend time outdoors with my young son, visit family, cook up new recipes, and travel when possible. I also, admittedly, have an odd obsession with collecting new mugs (which you will witness on our Instagram from time to time).
A few other favorites:
all things fall and pumpkin #pslforlife
painting and handlettering
weightlifting and yoga
goat cheese and pesto.. yum!
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