Rapid Recharge // Love on Designers

Episode 242. Aired on Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Kim Panella and I have been scheming about a way to appreciate, encourage, and build stronger connections within the design community. We are going to do five giveaways at the end of the month but will choose a winner each week. I explain this in the video. So love on some designers this month and take one week out for you to show some love to yourself.

Here are the prompts for each week, try and do one of these prompts per week. Snap a photo and use the hashtag #loveondesigners when you post it.


Bring coffee or other energizing snack or beverage to a friend or colleague at their office.
Meet someone for an energizing lunch or beverage break.
Pay for a stranger’s coffee.
Get a Coffee Pod sticker set and surprise someone with a coffee and a message of love.
Post an energizing quote and tag a friend who could use some energizing (remember to use the #loveondesigners tag)



Create a post and share an encouraging word on social media specifically to someone who needs a lift. Tag them and use the hashtag #loveondesigners
Send an old fashioned letter to someone who you know who has been killing it in our industry.
Direct message someone and let them know you have seen their work and know how much time and energy they have been putting into it and it isn’t going unnoticed.



This is a week for you, so focus on you and giving you what you need this week. Shoot a picture and use the hashtag #loveondesigners this week and let us know how you are taking care of yourself this week.

Take a walk or a hike.
Do yoga.
Get a massage (manicure, pedicure).
Go to a movie.
Take a nap.

Do something that refuels you, take a picture and use the #loveondesigners.



This week we want you to reach out to someone you don’t know and tell them how their work / life has inspired you.

Create a Social Media post and tag them (and us) telling them how they have inspired or helped you.
Reach out to a mentor and let them know how much they have meant to you.
Send a card to someone you have looked up to, to their office. Do a little digging and find the address. And craft an incredible envelope to go with the card.


I hope you will join us as we lift up the design community this month and spread the love.


Here is how to enter to win one of the five giveaways this month:

GIVEAWAY TIME! Tag 2 friends in the comments to enter the drawing for some of Kim’s and my favorite drawing and painting tools, plus a few cards to send to friends and people who inspire you, postcards which you can hang in your office, flavored pecan coffee from a local (to me) pecan orchard, Coffee Pod Stickers, two essential oil serums, and a few other bonus items!

Five winners will be randomly selected. The first three weeks Kim and I will post twice a week on instagram @kimpanella and @designrecharge.
Five winners will be randomly selected from each week. The first three weeks Kim and I will post twice a week on instagram @kimpanella and @designrecharge.
To be entered to win all you have to do is:

1. Following both Kim and I.
2. Comment and tag two friends to enter.
3. We will draw the winners live on Design Recharge


The last two weeks we will choose a person during the Feb 21st live show and during the Feb 28 live show. All you have to do is:

  1. Come to the live show
  2.  Comment during the show

We are announcing the Winners each week, check out Week 1’s WINNER:

Week two’s Instagram giveaway Winner is Katelyn Huff! Congratulations!

Week three’s online LIVE Design Recharge Winner is Maura McDonald. Congratulations Maura!

Week three’s Instagram giveaway Winner is Heather K! Congratulations Heather!

Week four’s online LIVE Design Recharge Winner is Terence Tang of Tinlun Studio. Congratulations Terence!

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