Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Last weekend I tried out Humble Potato, in Westchester. A relatively new restaurant, it provides a Japanese twist on casual American favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. I tried the Katsu Sando, which has buttermilk panko-crusted fried chicken, yuzu-jalapeƱo slaw and tonkatsu sauce. My husband tried the Yakiniku Sando: fresh Rib-Eye beef with homemade Yakiniku marinade, grilled onion, scallion, shichimi red pepper on a garlic-butter roll. We enjoyed it quite a bit, and I couldn’t help but remark on the strong branding.

Gift box I helped design (contains handbag) coming soon to select Costco stores! Very excited! Full writeup coming soon. pic.twitter.com/D8Ov8MKQ

My life for the past few weeks has been dominated by preparing for a major change: I’m starting a freelance graphic design career. I’ll still be working my current full time job, but the plan right now is to work on projects in my spare time. So what have I been doing? I’ve created a new logo. I’m revamping my website from the ground up. I’m compiling contacts. I’m being social on places like Twitter that I never thought I’d get into. I’m making business cards. I’m trying to build up my brand. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’m excited. Will this work? Who knows? Whatever happens I’m proud of the progress I’ve made - this means a lot to me and I’m doing everything I can to do it right. I’m not nearly ready yet, but the plan is for completion in early December, then a hard push after the holidays. I’ll be putting the word out there “officially” (probably through email) once I have everything in place. Wish me luck.


Unknown said...

That potato restaurant sounds right up your alley!

So excited to see the box you designed--and at Costco too!!

My little sis is starting her own business?! Super proud! Good luck with it all and can't wait to hear details! :)

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