kathleen

I’M KATHLEEN SHANNON.

I believe in living what you love and doing what you want. I believe there is power in capturing, shaping, and sharing the story of your life. I want to live in a world filled to the brim with dreamers, thinkers, and magic makers. Here is what I know for sure: a little vision and a lot of guts will take you exactly where you need to be. As Goethe says, “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” So let’s begin.

ABOUT ME

In a nutshell: When I was a kid I wore hand-me-down 1970s shorty running shorts and a wild head of hair. And nothing else. I liked to watch dust float in the sun, spend afternoons drawing and digging holes to China. Through school I desperately wanted to be good at sports but instead excelled at biology, art, and playing the French horn. I went to college for a fine arts degree and graduated with a passion for graphic design. I had a starter marriage that predictably ended in divorce. I married my soulmate, Jeremy, and started blogging to document our life adventures. I worked my way up as a senior art director in advertising until I decided that advertising is horseshit. I quit my job, trekked through Nepal and found my calling helping other creatives live what they love. I started Braid Creative with my sister where we help creative entrepreneurs vision, plan and brand their dream job.

These days I’m obsessed with the work / life overlap – I believe us creatives can best find success, happiness, and a nice paycheck by blending who we are with what we do.