Learn with Pickles
Welcome to Learn with Pickles! I have learned so much running this small side business of mine in the last few years, and have gotten countless emails requesting calls for advice and questions.
I love talking to creatives starting small businesses and seeing such awesome products that come from these new companies, so I wanted to offer a more structured format for sharing my experience and resources. I have previously mentored UX bootcamp students through Thinkful (a program I graduated from), as well as mentored interns at various companies in my career!
Questions? Topic suggestions? I'd love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Coaching Calls
Disclaimer: These are testimonials from previous phone chats with small businesses that reached out, not in consultation format! I'll update this page with testimonials from consultations after I launch :)
"Kirstie's transparency and willingness to share her process and learnings is super generous and obviously appreciated by many. Her advice has been really helpful because she has been growing her business herself through a lot of trial and error, so she's able to give insights on varying stages of a small business whether thinking of starting or wanting to grow an existing shop."
—Ann, Ann Sun
"I appreciated how Kirstie was so willing to take time out of her busy day to chat with me. I had a lot of questions before starting my greeting card business, and she answered all of them and gave me a ton of helpful advice, including tips for product photos and packaging."
—Katherine, Whimsy & Friends
""Kirstie is amazing! She has grown her Etsy card store into a brand through her creativity, authenticity, and marketing skills. She took the time to share her learnings from her years of experience including the mistakes she had made with me. Kirstie has lots of great business strategies and all the information has been very helpful and practical."
—Koyun, Sticky Rice Stickers
Resources for Small Businesses
Courses & Podcasts:
Proof to Product by Katie Hunt
The Product Boss by Jacqueline & Mina
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Creative, Inc by Joy Cho
Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love by Emily Heyward
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
Trello (with Planaway plugin)