Occupation- 

Graphic Designer/Print Specialist/Alchemist – worker of magic; transformer of ideas into reality

If you opened your own business, what would it be? 

I launched Fancy Fox early in 2017. I help business owners and non-profit organizations tell their stories and create their customer experiences through graphic design, branding, and print solutions. The variety of projects is so fun! One day I’m designing a logo, the next I’m learning everything about lapel pins, the next I’m art directing a childrens book, and then I’ll go and have a wall mural installed. It’s so fun to work with people to bring their ideas, visions, and dreams to life.

What advice would you give your younger self? 

Always have a tampon in your bag

Exceptional Skills- 

Toot toot! I’m a pretty good artisan food cook, I have a knack for archery, and I’ve performed very well in a few adventure races (kayak, mountain bike, trail run). And I’m really in the right line of work – I am a fantastic graphic artist. (Toot toot)

What makes you feel fulfilled? 

Being in a love bubble with my sweetie

When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind? 

Courageous, spontaneous, explorer, adventure-seeker

Favorite Book- 

Easier question: ‘What’s the last thing you read?’ And those would be The Miracle Morning and You Are A Badass at Making Money. I highly recommend both!

What makes your heart race? 

Close calls in traffic

Organization or cause near to your heart- 

I want to lift up other small businesses and artists in our community. There are so many amazing people doing so many amazing things in our backyard.

What keeps you up at night? 

Nothing that focusing on my breath can’t dissipate

What is a belief you once held but no longer do? 

I used to think I was crazy for starting a new business in a new city where I knew no one. But I realized a few months ago how incredible that decision was. It forced me out of my tiny bubble, helped Des Moines feel familiar instead of intimidating, and generated so many amazing personal connections.

What are you interested in connecting with other women about?

Health/fitness/nutrition/workouts/outdoorsy things/travels/being a badass/business ownership/solopreneurship/being a woman/artsy things/the power of mindset

Holly Norian

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