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This is a newsletter about becoming the next version of ourselves.

The cusp is a liminal space, a moment of transition holding the hope that something thrilling is about to happen. It’s about becoming—about growth, not grinding.

I believe that becoming the next version of ourselves means:

  • Experimenting with the breadth of our interests,

  • Exploring the depths of anything that captures our imagination, and

  • Learning to embrace uncertainty along the way.

As I experiment with breadth and depth in my own life—and share the results with you here!—my sincerest hope is that you’ll be inspired to do the same.

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Photo of Maddie with her cat. Photo credit: Effie Gurmeza

Hi! I’m Maddie Burton.

I run a web design studio called Byline Creative. (Want to work together? Drop me a line at

In addition to my design work, you’ll find me dabbling in other creative mediums like writing, film photography, and video. In a previous life, I worked as a financial planner until three unexpected life transitions led me to turn my creative outlets into a career.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my partner and our three adorable foster-fail cats. I recently embarked on a personal challenge to perfect my homemade pizza skills—don’t worry, that’s one mouthwatering journey I’ll definitely bring you along on.

I’ll see you in your inbox soon!

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Web designer, writer, and camera geek obsessed with perfecting my homemade pizza game.