What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Owner - Graphic Design for Cranberry Blue
How and why did you begin to be creative?
While I was employed in the traditional corporate world, I always received design requests from friends, mostly from those starting their own businesses. At first, after working 10 hours a day at the office, I took on a limited number of projects. As my skills developed with each project and my friends were impressed with the outcomes, I took on more work and began to really enjoy this newly found “paid hobby”.
Word of mouth spread with momentum, and I was getting continuous referral work. I was getting compensated for doing something I loved. It slowly dawned on me that I was building a business that was making money. When I was laid off from my job, it was a natural and easy choice to transition into this business full-time.
What is your specialty?
Graphic design, website design, branding, marketing materials
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
I love turning ideas into images....
What has been your professional career path?
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
Bringing a client's vision to life!
How would you define your design style?
Fun, Playful, creative and upscale.
How do you promote and move your work?
craigslist, word of mouth work for me as well as all social media
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
I get inspiration from everywhere literally from: magazines, to packaging at the grocery store for new colour schemes, to someone’s clothing for a new pattern. I believe a true artist gets inspiration from everyday life.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
What is your favourite type of customer?
One that will allow me to use my creativity without guidance!
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
I live for design..so yes!