My Story

Website and Graphic Designer

Designing and helping small businesses look good and market themselves is part of my purpose, along with being my own boss. I began to specialize in the holistic field because I always attended workshops at our local bookstore for energy healing, feng shui, divination…all that. I made friends and I found these types of businesses needed websites and design help so it was natural and organic.

“My mission is to blend the artistry of graphic design with spirituality to bring your unique vision to life. I understand that the holistic and spiritual industries require a special touch, and I am dedicated to creating designs that resonate with your brand.”

I do website and graphic design. With websites, I mainly work in WordPress and Divi, sometimes Wix and I am anticipating getting a hand in Squarespace. I include on-page SEO with every website I build. It is pretty fun to find the best keyphrases for each page and build it into the words and design, so people can find them. I love designing logos and finding the perfect shape and colors. With graphic design, I do everything from marketing materials, business cards, social media branding, and book cover design. I have to say I get excited every day to show up for my clients.

I think one of the most exciting things about my work is when people get so enthusiastic about seeing their brand come to life. Usually, they are starting a new business or rebranding an older one. It is something they have been thinking about for a while and finally have taken the step to get it started. I have been told over and over again that I have been able to”Get” them and nail their brand. I think my intuition comes into play with the work I do and lends a hand to figuring out how they want to be perceived online.

How I got started

I think I found my purpose about 25 years ago. I was working at a corporation in South Florida doing data entry work. The money was decent and the job was stable, but I felt very unfulfilled. I remember praying to find something creative that would make me happy and I would be able to earn a living.

Fast forward to being on a plane to see my parents in Connecticut. I was sitting next to an older gentleman who was very chatty asking me a lot of questions. I confided in him and said how I did not like my job all that much and I wish I was doing something else, but I did not know what. He said out of the blue that I should look into web design and that he knew I would be good at that. I do not know where that came from but it was one of those moments you remember. I made it a point then and there I was going to look into it. When I look back on it, I think he was one of those earth angels you read about to nudge you along on your path. I took the hint.

When I got home I started getting catalogs from the local college and I decided to take a graphic design course. The rest is history. I was absolutely hooked and almost obsessed. I thought I was just going to take one course, but I liked design work so much I decided to go back to school and get a degree in it. One thing led to another and I transitioned out of my corporate job to working at a newspaper, then an internet company, then to myself which has been my main gig since late 2007.

 

Three qualities that most impacted my journey

  1. Listening to my inner guidance. Most of the business tips have popped into my head while immersed in something like bike riding, cooking, or walking…and it is usually good advice!
  2. Always wanting to learn new technology and techniques. There are many designers whose work I love and get inspired by, some famous, some I found online. I am also eager to learn new technology so my skillset keeps up with the times.
  3. I know a lot about the holistic field through the clients I have worked with and my curiosity. When I am chosen for a project, it is as much as me knowing their field as well as a client liking my style and work.

Curious to know more? Here are a few things you don’t know about me…

  • I love to cook and bake.  I have a bread machine for making homemade pizza dough.  I love healthy (sorta) cookies.
  • I am a huge animal lover.  My cat Daggy, showed up on my doorstep 14.5 years ago as a kitten.  I gave him some food and let him in, and he never left.  We moved twice together.
  • My ethnic heritage is Polish, French, and German
  • I taught myself how to read and interpret an astrology chart 20 years ago. I have given readings to friends, family and myself.
  • I am a second degree Reiki and Level I Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner.
  • I believe in the Law Of Attraction and conciously build my business using this law.  If you are reading this, then we attracted each other!
  • I love locally brewed craft beer.  I especially love a good IPA.
  • I am an introvert. But you would probably not guess it because I am very friendly and will talk to anyone.  But, nature, animals, movies, books and creating make me happy.  After spending a lot of time in meetings, I really need some quiet time to either focus on my work or go outside.

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