I have been feeling the need lately for some extra encouraging words, so I teamed up with a few recent grads and students to help illustrate some inspiring quotes. These can be printed out and put on your inspiration board, pinned to Pinterest, or just put the file on your desktop whenever you feel you need some inspiration. Consider these free, virtual hugs from the team here at Design Milk.

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We often get so caught up with all the stuff on our to-do list, we often forget to take time to focus, time to iterate or think. Sometimes when we rush, we miss things or end up having to go back and redo multiple times. This design reminds us to chill out and take our time—and maybe sniff some flowers along the way.

About the designer: Ashley Hohnstein is a recent graphic design grad born and raised in the Midwest with a passion for typography and sarcasm (sounds like my kinda gal!). Check out her portfolio at ashleyhohnstein.com.

We’ll do a few of these on the site, but then we’ll probably keep this series going on Instagram. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to continue seeing these here on the blog. Want to do one? Get in touch!