Hello and welcome!
My name is Julie, and I’m the founder and director of a successful web design studio.
Here’s what you need to know about me: I’m passionate about web and graphic design, and I’ve worked incredibly hard to get to where I am today.
So, how did I get here? It’s been a long journey, but an incredibly rewarding one.
It all began in the year 2000. I was a stay-at-home-mom, a part-time student and had a small side business as a web designer. However, when my circumstances changed and being a stay-at-home-mom wasn’t an option any more, I decided to take my business to the next level.
It meant going back to college, working full-time and of course, raising three children. It was a daunting prospect, but I remember telling myself: “It’s either sink or swim.”
Back to school
“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”
I enrolled on a basic HTML course at my local community college. It was challenging, but essential if I wanted to grow my business and realize its full potential. I began taking more classes, including computer graphics and web publishing, with the intention of earning a degree at some point in the future.
One of my final projects was to create a complete website. I spent hours designing graphic images to offer as a free download, and within two weeks of the site going live, I was contacted by a woman in Miami, Florida, who wanted me to design a website for her. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. Someone I’d never met wanted to pay me for doing something I loved!
Needless to say, I accepted the assignment, and over the next few years I found myself designing websites for people all over the country. I took any project that came my way to hone my skills, network and build my portfolio.
I achieved my degree in Art and Design in 2007, with a focus on multimedia. Since then, it’s been a case of adapting to a constant stream of technological advances, continuing to restructure the business, and enjoying a diverse and fulfilling career which gives me the opportunity to be both technical and creative.
2018 and beyond
“Remember the past, plan for the future, live for today”
Fast forward to 2018, and all my hard work has paid off. I own a professional, successful web design company and handle all aspects of the business, including web design, graphic design, hosting, development, SEO, marketing, proposal writing, billing and customer service.
It still feels surreal sometimes. I often think back to how I arrived at this point, and am always amazed at how much progress I’ve made. Every time I reminisce, I remind myself: “I am swimming, I am swimming!” and truly, I couldn’t be prouder.
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