Hello! I’m Laura,

a mama, illustrator & designer

I knew I wanted to be an artist & a mother when I was 7 years old.  But the transition into motherhood was way harder than I thought, so I leaned back into creating art after taking a maternity leave, to help me reconnect with myself and my family. That rekindled love of art is a huge part of the brands I build for clients now. I’m constantly amazed at how art can build community, communicate clearly and help us connect to those we care about.

I’ve been featured and interviewed on podcasts, blogs and vlogs with some amazing women. If you’d like to learn all about my journey to find balance in motherhood & business building as well as my design and artistic history you can learn more here:   

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A Maker’s Coffee Chat

In this coffee chat video, Deb and I talk all things handmade and how I keep up with a shop and business with kids, along with my artistic journey to get to where I am now.  

My #Motherhustle Story

This is the story of my business beginnings all wrapped up in a interview-style blog post. You’ll learn what sparked the idea of The Littlest Guide Shop, how I balance my family and work and the biggest struggles I face as a mom business owner.

Unleashing Creativity As A Momma

In this podcast episode I dive deep into how mom’s can find their creativity in the midst of the messy, unpredictableness of motherhood and share my story around creativity too.  

6 Simple Ways to Grow Your Child’s Creativity Without Art Supplies

In this blog post I cover my favorite ways to help your children discover their creativity in simple, actionable ways. These ideas are basically what I do with my kids every day.

Creative Mums Interview

In this blog interview I go into my mindset behind creating, growing a business, raising kids and making handmade products and illustrations.

Dear Daughter

This is blog post is a letter I wrote to my young daughters on Mother’s Day about getting support and real success.

The Littlest Guide Shop Manifesto

 

  • I believe that we, as moms, are powerful agents of change in the world just by being ourselves.
  • I believe that visuals can work as aids in our personal growth journeys.
  • I believe that building relationships is the key to successful parenting and business.
  • I believe a strong brand can change the way you feel about your business and help you become your very best salesperson
  • I believe your people are out there, they just need to see your business
  • I believe in the power of illustration and storytelling to connect with our kids, clients and customers.

Let’s be Insta friends!

I would love to get to know you better and give you a peek behind-the-scenes at The Littlest Shop Guide by connecting over on Instagram. Will you do me a favor and say hi?

The Littlest Guide Shop is all about support and education. If you are wondering what illustration can bring to a project, what branding looks like for a small business/ solopreneur or just want some support brainstorming just click the photo above.

Can I help you find something?

laura@thelittlestguideshop.com

@laura.matteson

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