Seasoned graphic designer Promise Tangeman fully embraces all things colorful, funky and fun. Her brand, business ventures and beautiful abode are all vibrant testaments to her inventive nature and fun-loving personality. In addition to designing an effortlessly chic home (where she lives with her husband and their adorable goldendoodle, Parker), Promise has carved out her own unique niche in the entrepreneurial world. The fruits of her labor include Go Live HQ, a graphic and web design studio, and Designer VACA, a retreat weekend created specifically with female graphic designers in mind (sign us up!). Enjoy today’s tour of Promise’s light-filled, personality-packed space.
First, can you tell us a bit about Go Live HQ and Designer VACA, both of which you have founded? When did you first realize that you were going to pursue creative design?
Go Live HQ is a graphic and web design studio that helps creative entrepreneurs launch their labors of love quickly and efficiently. We have a wide range of design packages and resources—from website templates to in-person workshops to custom designer services that help empower small businesses. Our design team is growing, and we have a blast seeing and hearing our clients’ success stories. It’s amazing to see what a new brand or website can do for a business.
Designer VACA is a retreat weekend in Palm Springs for female graphic designers looking to collaborate, sip mimosas, network and get to know others by the pool.
Growing up, I always loved art, painting, drawing. When it came time to decide on a career path, I chose graphic design—in a way, I saw it as the art of the future. I loved the idea that I could help other people with my art. Through the years, that passion has manifested itself in various forms and different types of businesses.