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The rallier

Carly Martin

Derived from the verb, “to rally,” The Ralliers  redefine the world around them by embracing their unique vision, sense of self and enduring signature style. (In short: they’re women we’d emulate, in our own way.)
Each woman has self produced the images that appear in their story.  

 Describe yourself.

I’m Carly, I’m an artist and illustrator and my company, Clementine Studio, focuses on wedding stationery design, illustration for brands, woven textiles and custom watercolors.  I live in Chicago with my husband and pup, Norman!

How have you broken with tradition in exchange for a self-defined life?

Before I launched Clementine Studio in New York in 2014, I had jumped around various jobs in the art world, thinking I needed to work with other artists’ careers instead of cultivating my own as an artist.  But it was a gut feeling that I needed to start my own thing, whatever it looked like.  I learned a lot working for other people and with coworkers who are still friends to this day, but I knew early on that office life wasn’t for me.  When I decided to go out on my own, all of my peers were just starting to find solid footing in their careers that looked very different from my own and leaving the “workforce” felt reckless and lonely.  Today feels a lot different than it did 6 years ago, nobody else that I knew was working from home or freelancing at the time and I was playing constant defense about how I spent my days- trying to prove that I was actually building a company, not just sitting around.  But I religiously read the “Biz Ladies” column in Design Sponge and found people carving their own path to look up to, New York is perfect for that.  It took me years to shake the feeling of needing to prove myself, I’m still working on it.  But it helps push me outside my comfort zone.   

Tell us about your uniform.   

Always comfort first.  I work at home and sit in a million different positions and get paint on my clothes (and so much dog hair) so I have no use or patience to wear uncomfortable things.  The idea of a uniform has become more and more useful for me as I’ve figured out what I love to wear.  Which is mostly loose, comfortable pants and basic tees or oversized button-ups, linen in the summer, worn-in jeans, house dresses, jumpsuits, things I can move around in and not feel restricted by but that also make me feel the most like myself. 

 

I like that as an illustrator I get to work on so many different projects, but the artist side of me loves to paint just for me, at a larger scale, without deadlines or feedback.

Tell us about your work. 

I work on a lot of different projects at once.  Usually I’m designing wedding stationery, working on various commissions, a collaboration or two, shipping out prints and also hopefully working on my own paintings, which I’ve been better about building in time for in my week.  I like that as an illustrator I get to work on so many different projects, but the artist side of me loves to paint just for me, at a larger scale, without deadlines or feedback.  Something I’m slowly building out that I’m really excited about is a non-custom branch of my wedding stationery.  It will be its own website where couples can order templates of wedding invitations for a fraction of the price of my custom designs.

What are you searching for?  

How to care less about what other people think, something that’s plagued me my entire life!  And unattainable lake houses on Zillow when I procrastinate.    

What have you learned along the way? 

To trust my instincts.  For so long I assumed I wasn’t good at the business stuff simply because I never studied it and I’m more right-brained.  But that’s BS and I’ve finally started to trust my intuition as a reliable business source, it’s no different than any other instinct and it hasn’t steered me off course yet.

What are you struggling with?

I'm struggling with some anxiety about quarantine ending (whenever that happens).  Apart from the obvious reasons why I'll be relieved once the pandemic is over, I've really otherwise thrived in quarantine.  Productivity to me has never meant jam-packed, stressful days; I love a slower-paced lifestyle.  Since I'm an introvert and I usually work from home anyway, my day-to-day hasn't changed much.  Selfishly, I've loved that everyone else has now been forced to slow down to my usual pace.  It makes me feel so much less anxious during the day now that people aren't commuting to and from work, hustling around, trying to cram in as many possible work hours in a day.  Doing a creative job will never perfectly fit between the 9-5 hours (I've tried), but now it finally feels like I'm doing the same output as my peers, which is a lot by my standards, but usually feels like less compared to others' "busy" work schedules.

What brings you comfort?  

Routine.  Now more than ever, but even pre-quarantine I relied heavily on routine.  My days aren’t really structured since I work from home, so I need a strict morning routine in order to feel productive and be in bed early to read.

Share a good read, watch, or listen.

I recently finished reading Georgia by Dawn Tripp.  I love historical fiction and this book tells the story of Georgia O’Keeffe, her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz and how it influenced her career, but it’s told in a way that reads as a juicy novel.  

Tell us about something new.

We inherited a record player from the 80’s recently from my father-in-law and a million of his records and it’s become a fun new hobby.

Tell us about a gift you gave someone.

For Xmas this past year I made my mom, sister and aunt their own cookbooks filled with family recipes from my mom and aunt’s Italian grandmothers.  Now during quarantine the 4 of us started a nightly text chain of what we’re making for dinner to keep us all inspired!

Tell us about something you created.

I drank the Pandemic bread-making kool-aid and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  Banana bread, no-knead bread, anything you’ve seen on a meme, I have baked.

Share a takeaway.

This quote from The Minimalists is saved on my desktop “you will experience exponential growth if you fill your to-do list with your trepidations”.  I’m not big on inspirational quotes but this one stuck with me, I think because it’s generally how I tend to work so it felt like an affirmation to read.  If I waited until an idea was 100% perfect, until I felt ready, until I wasn’t scared or nervous it would fail, nothing would ever get launched.  There have been so many “failed” attempts to get something off the ground or launch a new product or design that doesn’t sell, but every time I learn something new and I can feel the growth.

Carly is......

P.S.  The pieces in our stories are always authentically picked.  When purchased, we sometimes receive compensation in return.  Thank you for supporting!

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