Meet Your Guide
Starling Memory is an anagram for my name; Emily Armstrong.
I am a Brand Clarity Guide, Wix Website Designer, Graphic Designer, and Content Writer. My studio is located on Vancouver Island, in the Canadian Province of British Columbia.
The magic of my childhood influences everything that I do.
Not only has this wonderment shaped how I see things as a creative businesswoman, but this same sense of wonder also feeds my curiosity - always seeking my next big challenge and always on the hunt for new inspiration!
As a child, going for an evening drive after dinner was cheap entertainment, and it was also a regular occurrence in my household. It was during these dusk-lit drives that I first remember seeing murmurations of starlings forming the most beautiful fluid-like patterns over the city skies. Like water and air, moving in and out of each other, their dances were not only completely captivating to me but also spoke to my soul in the most unearthly and mystical way.
As I grew older, I noticed fewer and fewer starlings in my city, but the feelings I experienced while watching the starlings has always stayed with me. These starlings will forever symbolize the untouchable magic of childhood that I still hold so dear to my heart.
A little more about me...
Pippi Long Stocking is my homegirl.
I am a thing-finder and a never-ending daydreamer.
I started my first business at the age of 8, which involved finding lost treasures on the side of the road (and abandoned houses). At 9, I started a second business selling bundles of firewood kindling door-to-door. It was a huge success, but unfortunately, the biz momentum dwindled after approximately 1 week, which was largely due to a lack of individual enthusiasm resulting in production shortages.
My simple wish
May my creative talents find you and inspire you, and may they contribute to your life in the most positive way ♥
I quite often refer to myself as a 'blue-collar' creative who likes to offer quality services, within realistic and economical price points. With over 15 years of experience in the design industry, I am a self-made one-woman show, who applies a practical and accessible approach to brand development.
My previous employment history includes working in the Social Service sector, with large numbers of low-income clients facing multiple barriers such as; lack of employment, career transitions, mental health, abuse, crisis management, and addictions. Working within this community of people has given me a unique sensitivity to the power that can come from accomplishing small personal goals, as well as finding the inner strength required to thrive when all the cards seemed stacked against you.
My life, work + creative energy, are one.
My creativity thrives on good communication and working with people who are passionate about their business, as much as I am about my own.
A little bit more about me.
I'm not a business consultant or coach, but I do have a lot of great advice to share with anyone who is open to receiving it.
I am not a brand wizard with special powers that will be sprinkling magical fairy dust all over your business, but I can throw down and help you feel pretty enchanted about your branding.
I am not here to try and sell people things they don't need. My genuine, heart-centered intention is only to help facilitate the connection between what people desire, and what people need for their businesses. My commitment to my own creativity and the work I do with my clients is guided by a clear path of love and light at all times.
Here are some of the reasons you might choose to work with me.
If you're needing a boost of self-confidence, and have that confidence follow you throughout your branding.
If you feel lost when it comes to how to market yourself.
If you have challenges when it comes to setting goals and motivating yourself.
If you're in a rut and feel like you struggle to find your sense of purpose or passion.
If you're not sure how to stay focused, and organized about your brand vision.
If you lack creativity but believe it's in there SOMEWHERE and you just need someone to help guide the process.
Made my site functional and easy for me to update.
"I had tried a couple of other companies to set up my new website and was still frustrated with my inability to navigate through the site to make daily/weekly changes.
Emily jumped right in, made my site functional and easy for me to update new information. Thank you, Emily, for making my website beautiful and user-friendly!"
Are we there yet?
If you're anything like me, you might still be running a hundred different questions through your head, trying to figure out if my services are right for you. This is normal.
Choosing the right designer to work with is a big step. The relationship we will be forming while working together will be very collaborative, so it's important to enter this process with mutual trust, respect, and understanding of one another.
In order to get you into a more comfortable place, and essentially closer to where you want to be with your brand; let's break it down even further...