2017 was a busy year with lots of ups...Seb's second birthday, followed by the businesses second birthday and our lovely wedding in September.
With regards to the business, I'm always reluctant to speak about it as i'm scared i'll tempt fate and everything will come crashing down, so I will just say...so far, so good! I design and illustrate, people pay me = GREAT. Finding my position in the market and focusing on my goals are key in 2018. I spent a lot of my time last year taking on as much work as i could because i didn't want to turn anything away.
MY DAD'S ADVICE IS 'DON'T BE A BUSY FOOL'
I was frantic with my work, taking on absolutely everything and in a complete whirlwind of work, work, work whilst also trying to be a mum, wife and everything in between I was exhausted. But in the work, work, work whirlwind I barely gave myself time to go to toilet, never mind sit back and actually look at what I was doing.
Coming into 2018, my work focus is to respect my time and quote projects accordingly. It's hard when you're designing and illustrating as tweaks come in here and there and it's so easy to say yes to everything but I respect myself and what i do as a living and the clients i want to work with should too. It's not my hobby, it's my job.
My brand ethos is WE ARE CREATIVE. WE ARE CONFIDENT. WE ARE KIND.
I will always provide the best CREATIVE service i possibly can.
I am CONFIDENT in my design and illustration services and offer full clarity with my rates.
I AM KIND to clients and offer leniency as much as i possibly can.
NEW LOCATION: I am starting the new year with a new desk working from home. Having worked from a lovely little office in Ings Mill, Ossett for just over a year it just makes sense to work from the office at home. I often work evenings and weekends so knowing all my supplies etc are all in one spot is just right for me and i'm enjoying it!
So onwards and upwards! Let's do this!!
Do you need design or illustration services? Get in touch by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07833 363554.