Steph Calvert of Hearts and Laserbeams is a blogger, designer, illustrator, and work-at-home mom of 2 from coastal Georgia who shares all everything from parenting to art, lifestyle to small business. And she does it all with her own “fun, optimistic flair.” She hosts the Hearts and Laserbeams Podcast is a place to share all things funny and just plain ridiculous, and she co-produces the web series Work. Life. Branding.
You want to know Steph better, and here’s your chance.
What Is Your Blog About?
Hearts and Laserbeams helps small business take their design and illustration to the next level, and our blog covers all aspects of the small business lifestyle. From parenting posts to design and small business tips, cooking to what we’re watching on TV, it’s documentation of the successes and difficulties that come with being a parent and running a design studio at the same time.
What Makes Your Blog Different?
The Hearts and Laserbeams blog has been around since 2002. I also love that posts are never completely whomp whomp/Debbie Downer feeling, even when talking openly about tough subjects like my repeat miscarriages.
Where Do You Blog?
In my home office, mostly, but lately I’ve been taking advantage of tiny free chunks of time by blogging on the go with my iPhone’s WordPress app.
How Do You Take Your Coffee or Tea?
I take my coffee with sugar and creamer ’til it’s tan, and I take my tea back to the kitchen to exchange it for coffee.
The Most-Played Song in My iTunes is [FILL IN THE BLANK].
Anything by Macklemore or Outkast
I Couldn’t Live Without My [FILL IN THE BLANK].
Husband and Kids
Where Is Your Dream Vacay?
Someplace tropical and warm
Who is your Girl Crush?
Tina Fey and / or Amy Poehler
What is Your Guilty Pleasure?
If You Could Invite Anyone (Alive or Dead) To Dinner, Who Would It Be?
What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Body?
What Do You Want The World To Know About You?
I went blind in my left eye in my early 20s, and I’ve been able to forge a totally successful design career despite that eye checking out. You just keep on going, right? Right.