Hello, my name is Kathy Hiscox, creative mind at Ordinary Press Company. Partial to amusing the lighthearted and antagonizing the humourless, I'm a sucker for inventive design, clever marketing and small business success stories.
I'm a small business supporter with a soft spot for simple product packaging, snarky copy and clean design. Ordinary Press Company launched in the Fall of 2016. I'm always looking for fun, freelance graphic design, copywriting/editing and small creative business branding opportunities. Having grown up in Montréal, je parle français! A lover of The Beautiful Game, Steak Frites and the months of July and August, I wear too much black, my glasses are always covered in finger prints and someday I will live in France.
work + play
An Easter Miracle would be awesome right about now. I’ll wait. #makeitstop #waitingonamiracle ⠀⠀
Happy Easter to my family, quarantining in their own homes this year. I miss you guys! 💔
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Happy Easter to all. 🌷
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April 12, 2020
...until further notice. Tag a licker. 👅
#donteventry
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*collab with @trishcasey1 #cardworthy
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** Lick a stamp. Send a chuckle. Link in bio.
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#dailydoseofpaper #papergoods #flattenthecurve...
March 18, 2020
When the sweet scents of Spring rain and fields of Lavender don’t quite cut it.🔥 #somethingstronger #serenitynow
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Burning this one all weekend long. Might just rework the old label too. Happy Friday friends!
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May 1, 2020
“If only I had more time...” See the good. Start that book. Learn that song. Sort that closet. Try that recipe. Write that letter. Walk that trail. Play more. Laugh more. Dance more.
Whatever you do, make the most of t...
March 27, 2020
Let’s have a little social unity amid the distancing. Be kind. Be helpful. Be patient. And don’t ever lose your sense of humour.
2021 will be our year!
#socialunity #bettertogether #dountoothers
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March 16, 2020
It’s about humanity. We all bleed the same colour.
#onelove #bethechange
May 31, 2020
...more than ever.
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If ever there was a Mother’s Day to let your mom know just how well you get it, it’s now. .
To all of the moms out there getting families through a happy quarantine, patient with her cell mates, I sa...
April 14, 2020
Goood morning everyone! It’s a beautiful, bright, sunny, warm (ish) Saturday in Quarantine Week 7. I plan to spend the day outside. Fair warning to my cellmates and fellow local inmates, if you should accidentally com...
April 25, 2020
How about we all stick to injecting a dose of humour, a little bit of gratitude and a whole lot of grace and leave finding a safe cure to the peope who know what they’re doing. 🌿 They interact well and the side effects a...
April 27, 2020
...creating ...learning ...listening ....
Quietly savouring the little things... car duets with daughters, garden helpers, coriander on my fingertips, sun... 🌿
Happy Friday, friends. 💕
#bequiet
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May 22, 2020
Slow Saturdays are for sorting. Dusty, laceless skates 5 sizes too small, mismatched Polly-Pocket shoes 10 years out of style, soccer cleats caked in mud from a semi-final 4 seasons past, French dictées notebooks rainin...
January 25, 2020
When there’s trouble in Lady Town, send really awful poetry. And a smile.
#hysterectomy #womenshealth
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#cervicalcancer #endometriosis #adenomyosis #uterus #girlparts...
February 10, 2020
Capturing quiet today. ⠀⠀
More sorting. What to treasure, what to toss....
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Holding tight to a toy soldier, tiny ballet slippers, a sea glass collection of four....
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Time flies.
Until it doesn’t (hello quarantine)...
April 16, 2020
“If you’re skating on thin ice, you might as well dance!”
Pulled my quad. I mean, LANDED it! 😜
#oldfartsonice #takeitoutside
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#outsideisfree #skatingonthinice #anitashrevequote #rectherapy #canadalif...
February 1, 2020
On repeat. In my head. Because you know what’s waiting for you at the end of the day.....? Dessert. 🍰
#keepgoing
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#onward #motivation #keeppushing #bujolife #dontquityourdaydream #entrepreneurlife...
February 12, 2020
Like breaking in a brand new, carefully chosen, blank notebook - I can’t.
So they wait.
Neatly stacked.
Looking pretty.
Do you have a similar condition? I hear it’s treatable. Equal parts courage, ink and inspiration....
March 12, 2020
Is it really necessary?
#ithinknot #februaryblues #heygoogle
February 7, 2020
the odd tweet
Why outdoor brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and REI will save us #stophateforprofit
June 24, 2020
Try this lens on for a twist: Enough Leaning In. Let’s Tell Men to Lean Out.
November 13, 2019
20 Most Dangerous Places For Women Travelers via @Forbes
July 29, 2019
Easy peasy! Bootstrap Marketing Techniques for Small Business Owners
February 18, 2019
Hmm...Mastercard...Love the visual. Surprised by the "zen" sonic. Relaxed online shopping risks ahead!
February 13, 2019
No quick judgments. Just listen. And hug. #BellLetsTaIk #mentalhealthawareness
January 30, 2019
Inspired by SXSW takeaways and exciting times ahead. “Being Everywhere Is Not Enough”: The 5 New Rules Of Branding
March 20, 2018
Fake it till you make it with a little help: “7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design” by @refactoringui
March 1, 2018
Homework : Write your own TED Talk. It's actually much easier than you may think.
February 10, 2018
Injecting a little warm & fuzzy : Hygge in Graphic Design: Tips and Ideas
February 8, 2018
January 9, 2018
Big Brother was one thing. Now we're monitoring how AI manipulates our choices When did it all get so creepy?
December 12, 2017
Help make it happen for A Printer's Printing Paper on @Indiegogo Hussling for Boxcar Press! Wishing I had a press!
November 30, 2017
My inner #fontgeek loves this... How sans-serif fonts took over the world via @YouTube
October 27, 2017
Designers moving from the kid's table to the grown-up's table
October 26, 2017
Cool story for fellow #fontgeeks like me : How Futura Became The Most Ripped-Off Typeface In History
October 16, 2017
ok... so it's a big nut.