Content creation has been in my blood since I was a child. My older sister was the first to venture into the world of visual arts being a talented painter and getting her degree in graphic art. I soon followed suit when I met my friend and mentor Mark Myrick, Art Director at Digital Surgeons. Picking up what I could while working for him at Ultimate Printing in Shelton, CT, I found myself hopelessly addicted to staring at Adobe Photoshop, playing with layers, colors, type and objects for hours and hours.
I began promoting myself and being heavily referred by my friends and peers. Working with local musicians and business owners I started finding myself getting bigger and bigger clients.
Never stopping learning, I spent days reading blogs, learning new techniques and skills in both marketing and advertising field. I signed up for every class i could afford, every webinar available, spent my Friday nights with my laptop on my lap working on client assignments never to miss deadlines and never to disappoint.
And the road wasn’t smooth. I had my share of letdowns and misgivings. But one thing I had realized was I had found exactly what I love and was able to make a living off of it. That is truly what I think of when I think about being successful.