I have a BA in Communications, where I focused on photo and visual design because I wanted to become a photographer and have my own photo studio. I was doing that for a little bit until I realized I had zero knowledge of running a business. So I decided to go back to school for my MBA and at the same time, I was working as a designer and I also interned at an advertising agency for a summer where I learned more about branding. Somewhere during all that, I started to fall more in love with design so I ditched my original plan of being a photographer and focused on becoming a brand designer.
I’ve been really fortunate to work with some awesome clients and build my portfolio from there. Honestly, my creativity comes and goes. I wish I could say that I can look at a beautiful scenery and inspiration comes instantly but that’s not usually the case. That’s why Contra Design Co has become so important to me because this space allows me to be creative in any form and speed I want without the pressures of another person’s opinion. I have so much fun working on my business now that it doesn’t even feel like work, which is the best part, and having that freedom really fuels my creativity too.