Get cozy and settle in someplace comfortable. Allow your breathing to slow, as it gently washes through you like a nourishing spring. Let your body soften with each breath, melting any tension you’ve been holding as you clear space for a new chapter.
Breathe in the quiet joy of a creative refresh
and welcome all that is waiting to bloom.

A meditation for you

Get cozy and settle in someplace comfortable. Allow your breathing to slow, washing through you like a nourishing spring. Let your body soften with each breath, melting any tension you’ve been holding as you clear space for a new chapter. Breathe in the quiet joy of a creative refresh and welcome what
is waiting to bloom.

If you desire the soothing exhale of slowing down and dream of refreshing your personal brand or business in a way that genuinely reflects  who you are, this was made for you. In this integrative experience of curated content and energetic calm, your inspiration will be replenished and your clarity restored as you slowly infuse more intentionality into how you show up as a creator in the world. Wherever you are in work and in life, you are invited into this experience exactly as you are.




If you desire the soothing exhale of slowing down and dream of refreshing your personal brand or business in a way that genuinely reflects who you are, this experience was created for you. Your inspiration will be replenished and your energy restored as you learn how to shed expectations and reclaim your own creative rhythm. Wherever you are in work and in life, you are invited into this experience exactly as you are.

Where you can create at your own intuitive rhythm.

This is your sanctuary away from the hustle and grind, where you are safe to create at your own intuitive rhythm.

Welcome to Slow Branding

Doors close May 30, 2024

Receive Your Offerings

Receive Your Offerings

Soothing, Seasonal Audio Meditations

Monthly Teachings
& Creative Practices

Ongoing Brand Advice and Support

Collection of 200 Photos and Designs

Private Coaching Session with Stef

Online Sanctuary for Slow Branding

Lifetime Access to Creative Resources

Additional Bonus Gifts and Surprises

An integrative experience

This creative ecosystem is curated for you with inspiration you can breathe into your
own life and business.

A restorative space
to breathe new life into your brand.

a glimpse at what is included:

You will have access to your own private online sanctuary where you can move through the four chapters of Slow Branding — Earth, Root, Seed, Bloom — and learn how to nurture depth, meaning, and beauty in your brand.

In a gentle flow of content, spaced intentionally for you to integrate at your own rhythm, you will receive lifetime access to meditative teachings and practices, branding strategies, as well as original photos and designs. 

Ongoing Branding Advice and Support

In a gentle flow of content, spaced out for you to integrate at your own pace, you will receive lifetime access to meditative teachings and practices, branding strategies, as well as original photos and designs. 

Your own creative ecosystem

You will have access to your own private online sanctuary where you can move through the four chapters of Slow Branding — Earth, Root, Seed, Bloom — and learn how to nurture depth, meaning, and beauty in your brand.

Mindful Minimalism

06

Spacious Scheduling

05

Aligning Your Values

04

Empathic Listening

03

02

Shedding Old Leaves

01

Attuning to Yourself

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates the core essence of who you are. 

FLOW AT YOUR OWN PACE

Learn to tend to your creative process as you would a garden, slowly
planting each seed.

Sensory Storytelling

09

Language Landscape

08

Your Emotional Center

07

Sharing Your Story

12

Inspiring Your Lifestyle

11

Refreshing Your Offerings

10

A sustainable brand needs healthy roots to support its growth, so you will be guided in assessing the values, structures, and boundaries you may or may not have in place, as you learn to reprioritize what actually replenishes your time, energy, and inspiration. As you shape your schedule with a fresh sense of spaciousness, you allow for more ease of creativity and an integration of your most essential values into how you live and how you create. When you create a brand from this space of alignment, your offerings to the world will be all the more meaningful and impactful. 

One of the many pleasures of Slow Branding is learning to enjoy the world around you with new sensory awareness. You will be guided in unearthing the vibrancy of your own imagination as it springs to life with textures, colors, sounds, and sensations. Your perspective of brand storytelling will expand beyond the generic sea of sameness as you learn how to create cohesion with your visuals and distinct resonance with your brand voice and messaging. And you will feel a renewal of energy, focus, and sense of purpose around what you are creating and why.

Imagine feeling a sense of calm as you breathe new life into your brand, weaving together the threads of everything you’ve been learning and slowly nurturing along the way. Feel confident in knowing that you are the creator of your own brand and you get to infuse all the delicious aesthetic details that come not from a generic template or trend, but from your own experience. This is your moment to reimagine your offerings and reshape your story, so that everything that you now create, communicate, and curate reflects the most elevated expression of who you are.

Begin with shedding expectations around what you think you should be doing so you can clear space to create in a way that genuinely aligns with who you are. You will be guided in listening to your intuition and creating at your own rhythm, expanding your vision for yourself and your brand beyond what you thought was possible. You will experience more clarity and confidence in the decisions you make, not only in your work but in your connection with clients, community, and yourself. These are transformative practices that can be easily integrated into all parts of your life. 

   Nurturing Your Foundation

Learn the quiet art of listening
to your own cyclical seasons and allow the process to unearth
your innermost purpose.

Earth

There are four chapters to the Slow Branding Sessions, which you will receive spaced out over 12 months and can continue returning to throughout your life, as new offerings and ideas emerge in your work and change takes shape in yourself. What you will learn here is how to slowly nurture your brand into being, from its nutritious foundation to its beautiful blooms. And like a garden, it will evolve.




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Mending Your Systems

ROOT

Awakening Your Senses

Seed

Integrating Your Story

Bloom

Bonuses

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Summer Photo and Design Collection

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Ancient Tree Meditation

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Autumn Photo and Design Collection

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Magical Morning meditation

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Winter Photo and Design Collection

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Sensory Home meditation

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Spring Photo and Design Collection

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Coming into Bloom meditation

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Private Coaching session

+

Media Cleanse Practice

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IMMERSIVE MOOD MAKING

+

Curated Color Palettes

+

Curated logos and designs

+

Photo Styling Guide

+

more Bonus surprises

Doors open Spring 2023

Join the Waitlist

Shedding Old Leaves

EARTH

Begin with shedding expectations around what you think you should be doing as you clear space to create in a way that genuinely aligns with who you are becoming. 

Flow at your own pace

Learn to tend your
creative process as you would a garden, slowly
planting each seed.

Learn the quiet art of listening to your own cyclical seasons.

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates
the core essence of who you are.

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates
the core essence of who you are.

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates
the core essence of who you are.

These are the four chapters of the Slow Branding Sessions, which you will be able to move through at your own pace and return to for insight and inspiration. 

Attuning to Yourself

Empathic Listening

Aligning Your Values

ROOT

A sustainable brand needs healthy roots to support its growth, so you will learn to refresh the values, systems, and boundaries that align how you live with how you create.

Spacious Scheduling

Mindful Minimalism

Your Emotional Center

SEED

Your perspective of brand storytelling will expand as you unearth the vibrancy of your own imagination and learn how to create visual cohesion and emotional resonance.

Language Landscape

Sensory Storytelling

Refreshing Your Offerings

BLOOM

Weave together all that you’ve been learning and enjoy integrating the delicious aesthetic details that come not from a generic template or trend, but from your own experience.

Inspiring Your Lifestyle

Sharing Your Story

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

Private Coaching session

Media Cleanse Practice

IMMERSIVE MOOD MAKING

Curated Color Palettes

Curated logos and designs

Photo Styling Guide

more Bonus surprises

Bonuses

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MICHAELA CISNEY, INTUITIVE
COACH AND ASTROLOGER 

“The Slow Branding Sessions have been my ally in presence, like a silken thread that I can trace back to the heart of what matters whenever I need the cozy warmth and comfort of Stef’s teachings. Each of the practices make me sigh with relief and Stef’s gentle guidance is exactly what I have needed to cultivate clarity around what I am offering to my clients and remembering why I started.”

GLADYS ATO, PSYCHOLOGIST, producer, and public speaker

“Stef’s teachings have guided me to relish the slowness of curiously exploring new ways of expanding my voice. And in having full access to her stunning photography and designs in the Sessions, I’ve been able to release a lot of should's around how I structure my business endeavors and give myself full permission to play and create in the way I desire. Stef gives me the ongoing confidence to unveil all parts of myself and infuse them into every aspect of my business and life.”

ELISABETTA COLABIANCHI, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF KURANDZA

“I’ve learned so much about slowing down from Stef, and about allowing my work to take shape in a genuine way without rushing the process. She provides a safe space to feel both vulnerable and supported, and I always feel so calm and nourished receiving Stef’s teachings. I am truly grateful for her kindness, warmth, and encouragement.”

Teresia Zeito, Somatic Guide and Spacetender

“Everything Stef touches, she touches with her soul. She sees the world beyond what’s visible and then invites you into experiencing this for yourself too. Because of her present and slowed down perspective, she allows you to feel seen for who you are so you can share your gifts wholeheartedly with others. The world wouldn’t be as beautiful if we never saw it through Stef’s eyes.”

LAUREN GAMBOA, FOUNDER and CEO OF CULTIVÉ

“To embark on this journey with Stef is to be held in the spaciousness of her creative world, allowing you to thoughtfully consider and embrace your own story. She has this incredible ability to gently guide and ground you, inviting you to slow down, pay attention, and be in tune with your creative self. Working with Stef has expanded my perspective of the world and how I show up in it.”

Michaela Cisney, Intuitive Coach  and Astrologer 

“The Slow Branding Sessions have been my ally in presence,
like a silken thread that I can trace back to the heart of what matters whenever I need the cozy warmth and comfort of Stef’s teachings. Each
of the practices make me sigh with relief and Stef’s gentle guidance is exactly what I have needed to cultivate clarity around what I am
offering to my clients and remembering why I started.”

GLADYS ATO, PSYCHOLOGIST and Public Speaker

“Stef’s teachings have guided me to relish the slowness of curiously exploring new ways of expanding my voice. And in having full access to her stunning photography and designs in the Sessions, I’ve been able to release a lot of should’s around how I structure my business endeavors and give myself full permission to play and create in the way I desire. Stef gives me the ongoing confidence to unveil all parts of myself and infuse them into
every aspect of my business and life.”

ELISABETTA COLabianchi, Founder & Executive Director of Kurandza

“I’ve learned so much about slowing down from Stef, and about allowing
my work to take shape in a genuine and authentic way without rushing the process. She provides a safe space to feel both vulnerable and supported, and I always feel so calm and nourished receiving Stef’s teachings. I am
truly grateful for her kindness, warmth, and encouragement.”

TERESIA ZEITO, Somatic guide and Spacetender

“Everything Stef touches, she touches with her soul. She sees the world beyond what’s visible and then invites you into experiencing this for yourself too. Because of her present and slowed down perspective, she allows you to feel seen for who you are so you can share your gifts wholeheartedly and authentically with others. The world wouldn’t be as beautiful if we
never saw it through Stef’s eyes.”

Lauren Gamboa, Founder and CEO of Cultivé

“To embark on this journey with Stef is to be held in the spaciousness
of her creative world, allowing you to thoughtfully consider and embrace
the why behind your story. She has this incredible ability to gently guide and ground you, inviting you to slow down, pay attention, and be in tune with your creative self. Working with Stef has expanded my perspective of
the world and how I show up in it.”

Fruit Plan

Flower Plan

Seed Plan

A portion of all proceeds goes toward supporting environmental conservation.

Embody your brand
with a sense of calm and
show up with renewed
ease and intention.

A lifetime of gentle guidance

Whether you feel ready to refresh your brand, or you crave the soothing support of a restorative creative space, the doors to the Slow Branding Sessions are open to you. Breathe in the transformation you know is possible when you allow yourself to slow down. And once you're in, feel your shoulders soften and your senses awaken as you settle into your very own sanctuary of inspiration. 

Embody your brand
with a sense of calm and show up with
more intention.

Emily Yates, Founder of Flower Friends

“As you rest in Stef’s presence,
you begin to notice that she is ever so gently peeling back layers within you, her magic working
to uncover your own.”

“As you rest in Stef’s presence, you begin to notice that she is ever so gently peeling back layers within you, her magic working to uncover
your own.”

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

Slowing Down
with Stef.

about THE CREATOR

Gentle nurturer of sensory experiences, my background is a blend of creative strategy, design, writing, photography, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. For over a decade, I have been guiding founders and community leaders in reawakening their creative inspiration while slowly unearthing a more integrated expression of who they are as the storytellers of their brand. If you would like to enrich your Slow Branding Sessions experience with exclusive access to me as your own personal creative advisor and brand director, you can apply for a spot below.

(2 spots available)

FEATURED IN:

My background is a blend of creative strategy, design, writing, photography, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. For over a decade, I have guided founders and community leaders in reawakening their creative inspiration while slowly unearthing an integrated expression of who they are as the storytellers of their brand. If you would like to enrich your Slow Branding Sessions experience with exclusive access to me as your personal creative advisor and brand director, please apply for a spot below.

Slowing Down
with Stef.

about THE CREATOR

Gentle nurturer of sensory experiences, my background is a blend of creative strategy, design, writing, photography, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. For over a decade, I have been guiding founders and community leaders in reawakening their creative inspiration while slowly unearthing a more integrated expression of who they are as the storytellers of their brand. If you would like to enrich your Slow Branding Sessions experience with exclusive access to me as your own personal creative advisor and brand director, you can apply for a spot below.

(2 spots available)

FEATURED IN:

My background is a blend of creative strategy, design, writing, photography, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. For over a decade, I have guided founders and community leaders in reawakening their creative inspiration while slowly unearthing an integrated expression of who they are as the storytellers of their brand. If you would like to enrich your Slow Branding Sessions experience with exclusive access to me as your personal creative advisor and brand director, please apply for a spot below.

 FEATURED IN

I would like to honor those who feel deeply aligned with this philosophy and cannot legitimately afford the experience, so I'm offering a few partial scholarships for those who have endured the historical inequities of racism and discrimination because they are Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please only apply if this is how you self-identify.

GLADYS ATO,  PSYCHOLOGIST and public speaker

“Stef infuses her
work with standards of perfection that are rare in this industry and delivers art wrapped up in a visual masterpiece.”

“Stef infuses her work with standards of perfection that are rare in this industry and delivers art wrapped up in a visual masterpiece.”

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

Your Questions, Answered.

FAQ

You will have access to your own private online sanctuary where you will be guided through the four chapters of the Slow Branding Sessions — Earth, Root, Seed, Bloom — and their accompanying photo and design collections. You'll also receive monthly teachings and practices to deepen your personal inward journey, unearthing the you behind the brand.

Here's a glimpse at what is included: a 90-minute private coaching session with me as well as ongoing advice and support, a private online space guiding you through the Slow Branding journey, a collection of 200 photos and designs for you to use for your own brand, 12 monthly teachings and practices, seasonal audio meditations, and several bonus offerings exclusive to the Slow Branding Sessions. You only sign up once and voilà, you get lifetime access to everything. 

You are encouraged to move at whatever pace feels most natural to you, so know that all of the resources, including my personal support, are available to you as a calming companion of inspiration whenever you need it.

The Slow Branding Sessions is currently open. Doors will be closing on Thursday, May 30th and will reopen in the Fall. If you miss this seasonal window, you’re welcome to sign up for the waitlist at any time.

You may enjoy the Slow Branding Sessions at your own self-guided pace and return to it at different chapters in your life, so this experience is open to you no matter where you are in your business or creative path. 


The Slow Branding Sessions is currently open. Doors will be closing on Thursday, May 30th and will reopen in the Fall. If you miss this seasonal window, you’re welcome to sign up for the waitlist at any time.

You may enjoy the Slow Branding Sessions at your own self-guided pace and return to it at different chapters in your life, so this experience is open to you no matter where you are in your business or creative path. 


It is all yours, for whenever and however long you'd like to savor it. There is no expiration, so flow at your own pace and let the teachings slowly marinate. You may return to this year after year, project by project, and you will have exclusive access to anything new I add to the Slow Branding Sessions over the coming years as well. If you are joining now, then you also have the bonus of receiving my personal support as your creative mentor. This may change in the future for later groups, so I will say that this is a unique benefit to settling into the sanctuary now.

The photos and designs you receive in the Slow Branding Sessions are yours to weave into your own brand. You may use them on your website, blog, social media channels, newsletter, courses, workbooks, etc. You are also free to add any additional photo filters your heart desires and to crop, collage, rotate, and/or resize the images. You may NOT, however, resell any form of these images, credit yourself as the photographer or designer, or distribute them to clients or friends who have not paid for the Slow Branding Sessions. 

If you’ve purchased this experience, then crediting me for the imagery is not necessary. I do love getting to celebrate those on this slow journey,  so if you feel inspired to tag me, I’m at @inkandpulp on Instagram. And if you’d like to share about the Slow Branding Sessions or my philosophy, my heart would be so happy, and you can credit me then.

No, and that is because the photos and designs are curated as a collection and designed to complement the seasonal teachings and practices you receive along your journey. This is not a generic stock photo service nor is it a traditional one-off course — it is an integrative creative experience with each part supporting the whole, like leaves on a tree. 


Since you immediately gain access to my digital resources, I cannot offer refunds. I can say that if you connect with the soulful message and soothing mood of this space, then you will likely savor every bit of the Slow Branding Sessions and carry this philosophy with you throughout your life.

Since you receive lifetime access to everything, you can return to it again and again, and you may be delighted to discover that certain teachings, practices, and images resonate with you differently depending on where you're at in life.

You will flourish in the Slow Branding Sessions if you're feeling burned out by the overwhelming noise of being online and want to shift away from the hustle and grind of mindless doing. If your body relaxes when you imagine being guided through an evergreen sanctuary rather than a sprint, then breathe easy my love, this is for you.

One of the defining qualities of the Slow Branding Sessions is that "the work" goes deeper than any design trend or template. It is an exploration of you, the person behind the brand. And because of this, what you will learn and practice throughout your experience can be integrated into many parts of your life. Even if you don’t have a business or creative practice but feel called to nurture something quietly awakening within, the doors to this sanctuary are open to you. 

If you would like to gift the Slow Branding Sessions to someone dear to you, or you're inspired to join with a co-founder or friend, feel free to reach out at  stef@inkandpulp.com and we can set up something special for you and for them.

Lastly, who this experience is not intended for would be someone wanting generic stock photos or someone restricted by a self-imposed rush. It would also not be an adequate short-term fix for anyone in a dire financial situation with their business as this slow, thoughtfully curated experience is meant as a long-term investment. 

In acknowledgment of the Coast Miwok people, agricultural stewards of these unceded ancestral lands where this experience was birthed. With gratitude for my mother and my obaachan, who shaped my childhood with a reverence for Mama Earth and her beauty. And, finally, in loving celebration of these five featured muses, each embodying earth wisdom in their own intuitive way. 

Daniella

postpartum doula
Wylde Cat mama

Hien

botanical artist
alchemical Healer

Michaela

Astrology sage
somatic Listener

Chris

wellness Elder
Herbal Gardener

Stef

quiet Observer Sensory Nurturer

I would also like to honor those who feel deeply aligned with this philosophy and cannot legitimately afford the experience. I'm offering a few partial scholarships for those who have endured the historical inequities of racism and discrimination because they are Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please only apply if this is how you self-identify.

Art inspired by empathic
earth mamas and an abundance of creative kinship.

Gratitude for (human) Nature

Wellness Elder

Postpartum Doula

Somatic Listener

Sensory Artist

Alchemical Healer

Art inspired by
creative kinship and empathic earth mamas.

In acknowledgment of the Coast Miwok people, agricultural stewards of these unceded ancestral lands where this experience was birthed. With gratitude for my mother and my obaachan, who shaped my childhood with a reverence for Mama Earth and her beauty. And, finally, in loving celebration of these five featured muses, each embodying earth wisdom in their own intuitive way. 

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

 FEATURED IN

I would like to honor those who feel deeply aligned with this philosophy and cannot legitimately afford the experience, so I'm offering a few partial scholarships for those who have endured the historical inequities of racism and discrimination because they are Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please only apply if this is how you self-identify.

Scholarship Application

If you feel connected to the philosophy of the Slow Branding Sessions and know in your soul that you are called to join this experience, but would legitimately need financial support, I would love to hear your story and see if I can help you access this experience with a partial scholarship. Since this aid is intended as reparations for historical inequities, I am only accepting applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please complete the application below and I will be in touch by email.

If you are interested in a customized coaching experience, please fill out the form below. Once I've reviewed your application, we will lay out a coaching plan that feels most supportive of your workflow, personality, budget, and where you're at on your slow brand journey.

If you have any questions, you can email me at stef@inkandpulp.com.

If you are interested in receiving customized coaching, please fill out the form below. Once I've reviewed your application, we will lay out a plan that feels most supportive of your workflow, personality, budget, and where you're at on your slow brand journey.

If you have any questions, you can email me at stef@inkandpulp.com.

Coaching Application