Propel your brand!

2013_Propel_Retreat On Tuesday, Rebecca and I drove up to Malibu to say hello to Caroline Tran's newest always, it was super fun and I love meeting other creative people. The left pic above is me giving a quick branding/packaging demo. (BTW // I was telling Rebecca afterward, "I have no idea what I just said...hopefully it made sense to people." Apparently I have a tendency to just start talking and I don't really know what's coming out of my mouth.) The right pic is a shot of my Propel name tag, my favorite of the branded pieces we make for the photography workshops.

If you're a student of Propel, here are a couple links to photography packaging ideas we've posted to the blog for previous workshops:

If DIY isn't your thing and you have room in your budget, we can always assist you in putting together a professionally printed and assembled ensemble. From foil-stamped paper boxes to custom embossed fabric packages, we're here to help.

And, just in case I rambled and forgot a few key points, check out our Guide to Getting Branded for inspiration, insights, and information. If you've ever wondered what goes into branding a business, this is a great starting point. After all, branding is much, MUCH more than a logo.

If anyone has requests for certain DIY packaging projects, comment here or contact us. I'm always up for a challenge! It was so nice to meet everyone and I can't WAIT to see the photos that come out of this event!!!


If you're interested in the Facebook promo and wondering what Pretty Peas Paperie is, click HERE to check out our small letterpress collection. You can choose any card and we'll send it to you for free. Just be sure to message us with your address and card of choice. :)


Propel is a photography workshop by Caroline Tran, a wonderfully talented photographer based in Southern California. For more info, check out