*an evolution of CC LEWIS NYC

It seems that putting NYC at the end of my name back in 2013 when I was beginning to build my online presence was a mistake. Why you might ask? Because when you have a location at the end of your facebook page name and then you want to change it to a name without a location at the end, apparently it’s a trigger for Facebook to block your request!

So why did I put NYC at the end back then?

First “CC Lewis” was taken at most places and CC LEWIS NYC was available…I liked the way it looked…and at the time I was a future sustainable fashion designer whipping out fashion illustration sketches left and right…

But now here we are in 2018, and I’ve decided to go with CCL STUDIO (which would have been just as good a name for my fashion portfolio work 🙃). But when I went to change my facebook page name, I was blocked! First because of the location change and then when I described why I wanted to change it, I got this message:

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and I guess it’s a good thing at the end of the day because it’s forcing me to officially acknowledge that I am “rebranding” … but it’s still just me, myself, and I over here, so it feels a little strange. The separation between my self and my business is really blurry… And I think that’s why it was so frustrating that Facebook wouldn’t let me do it. I just wanted to sneak around for a bit before making official announcements… Letting go of parts of CC LEWIS NYC is hard because I spent 13 years of my life studying fashion design and working in product development… actually I think a lot of people still think that I want to continue working in the industry and have no idea that I’ve transitioned into design, media, and entertainment.

Anywhoo, CC LEWIS NYC is still around, it’s still my email. And the domain is my current portfolio for myself as a producer (for now), but Facebook is right. I am rebranding. What CC LEWIS NYC used to represent to my 500 or so instagram followers and 100 facebook page likers has changed.

RIP fashion doodler.

Fun fact, I went back to check my google calendar, and it turns out that I had my first web design meeting back in November 2013, so it’s been a long time coming. Funny that it took me this long to pursue it more… not to mention another $10,000 in student loan debt… So in honor of my old brand, here's a few of the websites that I made for myself over the years… now I finally get to make them [and more] for others! ❤️

P.S. I do still craft and draw and could always use a new knitting buddy ;)

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