Hello everyone! My name is Sarah McMahon and I run Modern Southerner. I’m a freelance graphic designer who is currently submersed in the world of web development. I also own an online vintage/retro store ELEVEN26, and recently I started a booth in a local vintage/retro store in my current town of Knoxville, TN. I’m going to be guest posting for BlueHaus every 3rd Monday of the month, and I’m so excited to bring interesting content your way! I’m planning on delivering posts on freelancing, graphic design, the proper use of typography, my product photography methods, and I’ll probably incorporate some web development tips! As I’m sure you know, Ashley lives in Colorado, and I have some roots originating from there. My maternal grandmother was born and raised in Loveland, CO. My mom even lived out there for a year when she was 9. In addition to that, I was born in Teaneck, NJ, but I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Most of my family still lives in NJ. I like to say I’m a New Jersey born, Mississippi raised hybrid because they are two totally different worlds (and I have a neutral accent, I'm always being asked where I'm from). Now I’m somewhere in the middle in Knoxville, TN.
Before moving to Knoxville I lived in Hattiesburg, MS where I attended The University of Southern Mississippi. While there I changed majors a lot, took way too many classes, and finally settled on a degree in Graphic Design. It’s a few years later, and I’m so thankful I picked that major. I love everything design, and it's been a great foundation for web development! After graduating I worked as a designer for USM, but ultimately I wanted to strike out on my own. Then an opportunity to move to Knoxville came up, and here I am! I really like Knoxville, it’s a hip, health-conscious, active, fun little city that’s on the verge of some explosive growth.
This is Sebastian, he's my sweet Maine Coon.
This is Clementine, she's my fun puppy.
I love the mountains and I'm in them every chance I get!
Well, that’s a little bit about me, and I can’t wait to start blogging for you!