I used to just say that I was a graphic designer, which I am.
But, I love creating ideas and launching them into the world to watch them grow.
It took me many years to be comfortable calling myself a graphic designer. I don’t have a degree. I didn’t go to college for formal training and, I actually (thought I) sucked at art in high school.
But, I have always loved color and patterns. I wanted to be a brand and logo designer before I even fully understood what branding was or what a successful logo design was made of. When I was younger I loved looking through magazines at all of the advertisements.
When I was first introduced to the internet I was completely fascinated! I knew that I wanted to have my own personal website and I wanted to know how to design it myself. I read a lot of books and learned the basics and got to work.
Eventually I was confident enough to start designing websites for other people, small businesses, and a few non-profit organizations. After becoming a mom I didn’t quite have as much extra time as I once did and I put my website design side gig on hold for a bit. I did some print layout and design here and there and then I was introduced to the world of professional photographers and press printed products.
I knew instantly I had found my new calling! I started designing professional Photoshop templates to help ease the workload of professional photographers worldwide. By utilizing my pre-designed templates they could offer their clients a high end, professionally and custom designed product, that would literally only take them minutes to put together!
I spent a decade designing digital goodies for professional photographers and digital scrapbooking fans. I did a few other things along the way – photography backdrops and props, a few different businesses with various names – and all of it has led me to where I am today.
I am still happily doing what I love – CREATING!