Hello! My name is Ebony Harper, I am a graphic designer, business owner and creative coach living in a small seaside town of tropical Far North Queensland. How did my passion become my profession? Jump on board to find out.

For over two years I tucked away behind my business “Barnacle & Lime” experiencing the highs, lows, ins and outs of small business, freelancing, slow marketing, and simple living. Over that duration I discovered my values, strengths, weaknesses and most importantly my “Why”… and now is time to share more of this journey with you! After teething between a studio based business and a freelancing structure, the decision was made to step out from behind the business and share my knowledge, experience, creative work and advice on a much more engaging and raw level.

Join The Journey! @barnaclelime @ebbharper

Principles, Values & Way Of Life

I strongly believe a business should be treated as your vessel… it can carry you through life’s voyage, providing the opportunity to live the abundant life that YOU desire and deserve.

Cultivating sustainable systems within your business, relationships and lifestyle. Sustainability is fundamental and must be achieved through authentic, nurtured and honest systems. You will not find any “quick” fixes here.. if you want your vessel to still be running in 30 years time, you must implement sustainable strategies and maintenance.

Simple Living - Doing more with less. Simple living here refers to minimising the “what” and becoming more closely aligned with “why”. Implementing simplicity within your work and home allows you to stay grounded and invest more soul + time into what really matters. Your vessel is going to steam along way easier if she isn’t towing three tenders or relying on a tugboat.

Being an Authentic & Humble Human. Authenticity is not something you can purchase or suddenly acquire… its the result of a series of actions, thoughts and beliefs that are aligned with your core purpose. I truly believe that if you are a humble human, authenticity flows freely. I can guarantee you now that there will be nobody on your voyage wanting to steam beside or barter with someone preaching gold but selling stone.

Building, Launching & Living With Purpose: Identifying your core purpose is the key component to living the life that you desire and deserve. Being closely aligned to your “why” in business allows you to navigate with clarity and ride the waves that come with every small business or startup.

Inspiration .. Seeking it, Giving it, Sharing it, Being it. There is nothing more empowering than an inspirational human so don’t just seek it… be it and share it. How do you want people to feel when they look at your vessel… jealous, upset, angry, doubtful, scared, unworthy? or inspired, excited, optimistic, worthy, peaceful and secure?

Nurturing Creative & Resourceful Thinking. Fostering a creative and resourceful way of life will not only assist you physically and mentally but also financially. Know your vessel, be agile, be inventive and refuse to sink.

Providing Value: A core element of slow marketing (which is what I am all about here!) is providing value. An empty vessel that floats around with no direction will eventually become a ghost ship.