Hello, hello, and welcome to our new site/blog/creation! Yes, that's us, above, the dancing machines. We are thrilled you decided to check us out and not just...fly over...
Okay, okay, bad joke, we know. And if you're into that sort of thing (the bad jokes sort of thing), there are plenty more where that came from, so just you wait! And if you're not, we're sorry in advance, but we love laughing at our own, often terrible jokes—so maybe going forward, you should just skim the posts and get to the good stuff.
SO, back to it! Who are we? Flyover Design Co. is two Midwest girls with an itch for all things creative and beautiful. We're based in Des Moines, Iowa, (often referred to as one of the flyover states since people fly right over when traveling from coast to coast and never stop—hence, our name!), and while there are plenty of amazing shops and businesses in our fabulous city, there hasn't been the surge of hand-lettering, calligraphy, design, etc., that is so prevalent in other big cities. So instead of creeping around on all of the gorgeous blogs around the vast internet and drooling over the amazing, inspirational images, we decided to do something about it and offer up our services to the lovely Des Moines residents—and beyond! Our party of two consists of B, graphic designer by day, illustrator by night, and N, editor by light, hand-letterer by...dark(?).
The kick in the pants to actually launch the company—instead of continue to daydream over our lunch breaks—came with N's ever-approaching nuptials. As she frantically created signs and planned what would eventually be the best day ever (maybe a bit biased...), she enlisted B's help on programs and other paper goods. After working together to come up with something outside of the traditional, kinda boring program template and creating wedding goodies to match N's overall look and feel of the day, they realized, "Hey, we ain't too gosh dang bad at this!" (Remember, we're from Iowa, so, naturally, we talk like hillbillys). And thus, they created a name, a brand identity, and the rest followed.
What should you expect from us going forward? Anything and everything. We hope to provide you with inspiration, not only for your weddings or events, but for your everyday life as well. We want to motivate and inspire you to create, to help you when you get stuck, and to give you ideas that are beyond your Pinterest board. We want to make all the amazing ideas in your head a reality. Whether it's blog posts about fun DIY projects, working with us to create the look and feel for your party/wedding/event (we love a good mood board!), or even helping you with wording to make all of your content truly sound like YOU, we're here to help. So follow along on this wild ride of ours—we can't wait for everything that's to come!
xx. peace, love, flyover.