On returning to SA, the only place that will ever truly be home, I was offered a job as a Key Account Manager at a marketing agency and thought, “Let’s give this marketing thing another shot”. And it still didn’t stick. After six months, I approached the owner of the agency with a proposition. I would take a few months off, self-study my behind off and come back as a junior (and I mean junior) graphic and web designer. To my astonishment and utter gratitude, she accepted. And there I was, all of a sudden, a fresh-faced (and wide-eyed) designer.
Working my way up the ranks at the agency, from junior, to not-so-junior, to senior graphic and web designer, and then all the way up to Creative Director, I loved every second of being in a creative environment, watching all of the pictures in my head come to fruition in good looking, functional designs that made my clients proud of their brands.
After four years of growing as a person and as a designer at the agency, and after getting married, buying a house and “adulting”, I decided to take the plunge and go out and conquer the world of freelance design. And that is where you find me now.