Jackie Hurd
Graphic Designer & Illustrator


Located in Southern Pines, NC, Jackie is an Illustrator and graphic designer. Subscribe to this blog to learn more about Jackie, her experiences in creativity and helpful tips for fellow creatives.

Moving... Next Week!


You know that surreal feeling? That's how I felt this morning. I sat down to make my list of things to do today, looked at the date and realized that on this day next week I will be helping my husband load a U-Haul.

Next week, January 31st (yes the day before Super Bowl) we will be on our way to Kentucky. What that means for my business is that while I am in Kentucky is that I will be focusing less on photography and more on design. Doing both creates this weird separation for me. It's like wearing two very different hats. I enjoy both, but I think putting photography back in hobby status for the next two years will allow me to focus on my digital art and illustration. Nothing will change for my design clients,  now I'll even have time for more, so if you know of anyone needing graphic design please send them my way! 

I am really going to miss Southern Pines, this place is amazing. Some of the things I'm going to miss are the yoga studio, Hot Asana. I love that place! Fresh Market... the closest one in KY will be 40 min. away in Louisville! There's a one of a kind sandwich, a chicken panini made by Nature's Own that I'm not sure I can live without. What I will miss the most is the performing arts charter school that my kids attend. Moving means our dance bill will go up, since at STARS dance is part of the curriculum. I'm nervous about my kids going to public school... Kentucky is one of those states that does not have charter schools. I'm going to miss my friends, but I know we'll be in touch. However, the list of things I am looking forward to has been growing since I found out about the move and I'm feeling incredibly optimistic about this new start. First on the list is that we'll be renting a super cute Cape Cod style home with a pool and a yellow door!!! Check back in around the end of the 1st week of February and I'll post an update on the move with pictures. In the meantime, it's time to pack!


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