In 2010, my husband and I made our way back to the States after living and working in China for the past year. We had traveled all over China, made many great friends, walked on the Great Wall, and taught in a Chinese University. Yet, I longed for home.
When we arrived back, I felt this need to figure out what to do with my life. A lot of my friends already had careers, and I still was unsure of what to do. I had my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, but had been told over and over that I’d never get a job with that, so I started back to school. I started out learning how to be an Elementary school teacher, but quickly realized that it wasn’t for me. So, I switched to the mental health field, and figured that I could be an art therapist. As time went on, however, I felt very disconnected with my desires, so I started thinking about making a change. During this time, I started my photography business, which was when I began dabbling in graphic design. I didn’t have any money to start up my business, and basically had to do all the design work for myself. My first logo was a mixture of fonts that I had thrown together.
As time went on, I realized that there was so much I didn’t know about design, and my curiosity got the better of me. I switched schools, one last time, to Full Sail University and began studying Graphic Design for myself.
It was a long, fun journey. And I realized that graphic design was something I should have known was my passion all along, after all I love to create so why not spend each day creating? Now, I can honestly say that it’s what gets me going in the morning. And the best thing is, I get to use all of my creative passions together in this field. I really love being able to help other small business owners to get their businesses up and running through design.