Natalie Davis
Posted on June 23, 2014 by Natalie Davis on art, film, inspiration, life

We Are The Best!

I can’t help but smile wide watching the trailer for “We Are The Best!, ” a Swedish film by Lukas Moodysson. The film follows two 13-year-old best friends who are outcasts at their school for being punk rockers after punk is dead. But, guys, punk’s not dead! The film was released in the US at […]

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, life, press

Conversations about Design

Recently I sat down with Clementine Daily to chat about design, life, and my role as an assistant professor. In addition to Canoe, I also teach communication design at Texas State University. Erin Anacker and I had a great conversation on her podcast “Behind the Fold” about teaching and typography. You can listen to that […]

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Natalie Davis on life, travel, workshop


We’re a little late, but welcome to 2014. It has started with our head buried in work, and looks like we’ll continue on that trend. This year, however, we’re breaking old habits and forming new ones, like actually going outside more (!!) instead of staying in the studio. I joined the YMCA at the end […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013 by Natalie Davis on business, Canoe, life, musings

Building a business

I’ve been thinking a lot this summer about growth and how to build a solid foundation for Canoe. There have been countless conversations with successful business owners across the US, listening A LOT, asking questions, and feeling out my own conclusions. I have had a winding path to get where I am today, which I’m […]

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Posted on May 20, 2013 by Natalie Davis on life

Slowing down

Summer has officially begun. After so many months of go-go-go, I am slowing down to think and make, read and listen. I’ve been looking forward to this exact moment for months, but it’s perplexing. I’m having to relearn what it means to go slow, to stop multi-tasking, and to focus. Truth be told, it’s feels […]

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Posted on March 12, 2013 by Natalie Davis on inspiration, life

Fail Better

I saw this post on one of my daily reads, This Improvised Life, and I had to share with you. I learned to embrace failing a while ago, but it’s a lesson we all relearn from time to time. Failing can be good–it means that you are trying. Fear of failure is what holds us […]

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Natalie Davis on life


Happy new year, friends! I’ve taken time off from the blog to focus on some important projects, including days spent trying my hardest to do nothing but loaf around, watch movies, read, and cook good meals. I relish these moments when I can stand still and just enjoy. I hope you were able to catch […]