The girl behind the website…
Hello! I’m Jo Klima, and welcome to my own creative home. I make a living working as a freelance graphic and web designer over at The Darling Tree which was established in 2008, but have been working in design since 2004.
Recently I built a beautiful new home with my partner on the Gold Coast, Australia. We have a handsome, slightly oversensitive dog named Mambo. I love tea, live music gigs, travelling, scratchies, and once a packet of potato chips has been opened, there’s no stopping me.
The start of a new blog…
August Empress was a dream of mine to create since I began freelancing fulltime. After taking the time to grow my business and see it flourish, I wanted to focus attention on working on my own creative outlet and projects.
Much of my design work fuses patterns, textures and wonderful creative things which is what I love to do. This blog is a way for me to bring those things to my readers, to inspire them, motivate them, and also to provide resources to help their creative endevours or businesses.
What you will find on August Empress…
August Empress is about patterns, design and inspiration in surface, textile, graphic and web design. You’ll also see goodies you can download, helpful resources, and perhaps little snippets of my daily life.
I welcome any input and suggestions as to what you have enjoyed and would like to see on the blog.
A special credit to Bree of Breeze Designs for the wonderful photography. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll come say hello!