Giveaway & Interview with Amanda Farough of VioletMinded Design

It’s no coincidence that the unveiling of Bombchelle coincided with the start of September – it’s my birthday month, y’all! So to continue to share the birthday-month love, I’m going to do a series of interviews + giveaways each week in September culminating with a super-special event on my birthday itself (the 28th). Stay tuned, it’s gonna be grand. And without further ado…

I lurve Amanda. She’s super sweet, super smart, and a total nerd. (These three things are a surefire path to me loving you to bits, in case you’re wondering.) She’s also a design genius, in case you were wondering. So naturally, when I was making my list of people to interview, she was on it. Our interview clocks in at 18 minutes and you definitely want to watch it all the way through to the end for bonus baby cuteness.

And! Giveaway time! One of y’all can win a copy of Amanda’s resource Hacked. Damn it. to bring you the peace of mind of knowing what to do should (gasp, knock on wood) your website ever get hacked. To enter, just leave a comment below with your favorite takeaway from the interview. For extra entries, share this post on Facebook or tweet about it, and then come back and leave me a comment letting me know you did so. Deadline: get your comments in before Thursday the 13th – I’ll draw a winner then and email them! 


  1. I’ve seen clients get hacked. It’s so emotional, like getting your home broken into.

    Thanks for this rockin’ interview. I LOVE the new site.


  2. I love the new design Michelle! Very nice! I enjoyed the interview. Amanda is very cool (and I agree she’s got great eyeshadow!) and it was nice to hear a little about her business journey. Thank you for talking about the dark side of business. It always helps to hear about both the good and the bad. I think my favorite takeaway is “good business people are not born, they’re made”. There IS a lot to learn, and it can be really overwhelming and confusing. It’s easy to forget that everyone feels that way at first.

    And I totally second what Amanda said about design! It really isn’t that scary and most of us do want to help you.


  3. Well THAT was awesomely fun! Complete with impressive eyeshadow and babies 🙂 My favorite takeaway, though, has to be the artisen/craftsman discussion. We get so used to thinking of a small subset of people when we use words like that, but you two are dead on — the terms apply to a whole broad group of people. What a great way to approach one’s work!


  4. I adore the name of your new site, Michelle! Really love Amanada’s number 1 take away of being creative even when you don’t feel like it. I’m going through some ugh days right now, so I this was uplifting. 🙂


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