"HARPO, WHO DIS WOMAN?"

LOVER OF LOVE. LISTENER OF JAZZ AND TRAP MUSIC. PURVEYOR OF ALL THINGS FRESH AND NERDY.

HI. I'M KYMBERLI.

me4It was blogging that lead me to this side hustle of graphic and web design. As a can-do kind of girl, it grew to be a bit frustrating to have to rely on friends each time I needed a graphic or wanted design changes made to my site. I was grateful for their help (and I called on them frequently), but I really wanted to be able to do it on my own. So, I started teaching myself Photoshop, Illustrator, and basic Web design. I changed up my blog whenever the mood struck me and shared art that I made for my crib on Facebook. Eventually, people wanted to pay me to make graphics and build sites for them. For like, real money – dolla dolla bills, y'all.

I started taking on projects, squeezing work in the pockets of time left over from teaching, momming, and wife-ing. To tune out distractions from each of the above, I'd plug in my headphones, crank up the jams, and get in the zone. Headphones on = conversation off.

When I felt it was time for me to house all of my work under a brand of my own, it took time and a lot of thought to strike just the right chord. It wasn't until I stripped it all down to the root of what I do that it suddenly became clear: when I'm working on my side hustle, I'm always plugged in and swaying to the music. Schmoove.

I have plans to make t-shirts and prints available for purchase in the near future. Much, much further downrange, I'd like for Hustle & Sway to become my full-time, post-teaching, Act II hustle. Word.

EDUCATION

IT'S JUST ANOTHER CASE OF THAT OLD P.T.A.

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    B.S. Education

    Middle Grades: 
    Language Arts & Social Studies

    Brewton-Parker College
    1999

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    M.S. Education

    Curriculum & Instruction:
    Teaching & Learning
    Nova Southeastern University
    2004

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    Ed. S. Education

    Curriculum & Instruction Management/Administration
    Nova Southeastern University
    2006

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    Ph. D. Common Sense

    Sometimes Used, Sometimes Not
    School of Hard Knocks
    Still Enrolled

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HUSTLE

  • I have four kids: twins and two singletons. They're smarter than I am.

  • My high school sweetheart and I have been together for 24 years and married for 20. He is the straight to my jacket. 

  • This is my 17th year teaching. I taught 8th Grade English/Language Arts for 17 years, and this is my second teaching 6-8 Gifted ELA.

  • It is probably a good blend of my sophomoric sense of humor, English geekdom, and Claire Huxtable style of relating to semi-adult humans that makes me a good teacher.

  • My introvert game is strong.

  • I love writing, but hate writing my bios.

SWAY

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CONTACT

TALK DIRTY TO ME. (NOT REALLY. BE POLITE AND NOT AT ALL FREAKY.)

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