I spent five years in the publishing industry while developing a freelancing career in identity, print, digital and social marketing design. For a while, I made the whole full-time + freelancing thing work. But when my family started growing I realized I needed a brand redesign of my own. So after much consideration, I decided to make the leap and turn my freelancing gig into a career.
Entering parenthood is a great time to re-evaluate your life.
Well, kind of. There’s a lot of adjustment after having a kid, so you can’t have concrete expectations until you have a better idea of what you’re in for. Before my daughter Charlie was born in late 2015, I thought I’d have my act together enough to “go back to work” in January. Ha! I’ve been able to tackle a few small projects, but it hasn’t been the smooth operation I envisioned. Even so, I’m loving my new reality and I can see things start to level out and go a bit more in the direction I originally envisioned.
My clients are being super accommodating and understanding—thank you, clients!
Try Something New.
My focus is shifting, but I’m offering the same services.
The five years I’ve worked in publishing and as a freelancer revealed that there are a lot of small outfits who want someone to help them get their marketing act together.
These small business owners and project leaders know they need design and marketing help but realize agencies are quite an investment. There are a few well-known agencies in the area that do a wonderful job working with small businesses, but what if you are the kind of person who is a one-person, self-employed operation? What if you are on an academic team and have budget and vendor limitations? That’s where I come in.
I’m a one-person show myself, but I also have a network of other designers, writers, editors and photographers to make sure you get the kind of service you might expect from an agency.
Make it happen.
It’s going to be a while before I can grow 88 Creative Studio into the kind of company I want it to be in my Five Year Plan, but I’m hoping you can help me get there! In these early weeks and months, I’m looking for clients who are interested in my services and willing to be flexible with me while I’m working on my new work/life balance.
In return, I’m offering services at a very reduced—or in some cases, free—rate! Get in touch with me soon! Spots are already filling up: [email protected]