Hey friends! How’s everyone doing? It’s already the 30th, can you believe it? April FLEW by for me!

April 2012 was especially awesome because it marked my first full month of the self-employed chapter of my life!

I’ve had my career in graphic design since I was 21 although I’ve been designing since I discovered it as a hobby when I was 14. Only recently did I have the courage to partially leave my full time job at REVOLVEclothing.com to try my hand at making my own living, on my own terms. So far, I LOVE IT!

Since I realized that many graphic designers work from home (this dawned on me when I was about 18) I knew this was the goal. I even put an age on this goal, 26. Two weeks before my 26th birthday, I moved into my apartment with my home office and got to work! I still go in to the Revolve office twice a week and spend some time working there as well. Truth be told, I LOVE Revolve. The people are awesome and it’s truly one of the best working environments. Oh and the employee discount- my, oh my, love that discount! Right now I’m having the perfect balance of working for myself and within a corporate environment with some of my favorite people. It’s pretty awesome and I’m very happy.

I have to say, one of the reasons why my transition to working for myself was so easy is because my clients are some of the best around! I work with Afrobella on her visuals and videos, I designed the photobooth for KisforKinky’s recent LA event, and Avon Cosmetics had me produce the Oscar prep videos with Luvvie and Afrobella last March.

I’m also working on some projects I’m really excited about with Hey Fran Hey, Chitown Fashionista, Jocks and Stiletto Jill, Grind and Thrive, and Hair Liberty! I’ll definitely share these when they go live. Can’t wait!

What are your career goals? How are you working to make them a reality?
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