I invited a special guest over today, one of my favorite blogger/designer's! She's got beauty, talent, design skills and a great story to tell you about what's given her the opportunity to finally go freelance. Let's just call her my graphic design sidekick! We're in this thing together! And it's totally worth every minute...and click!
Take it away lovely lady!
hi there! it's jillian from cornflake dreams and i am so excited to be guest posting on coral cafe. it seems drew and i have a lot of things in common... we like fashion, interior design and pops of bright color, and we have a passion for design.
i have experienced two life changing events in the last three months. i got engaged in march, and i was let go from my job in may.
the engagement was magical and i seriously cannot stop kissing my fiance and starring at my ring. i am in the process of planning my dream wedding and i couldn't be happier.
as for the lay-off, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. it was the extra push i needed to pursue my dreams of doing freelance graphic design work. i am now able to do part-time freelance marketing work at an engineering company (heck yes for health insurance!) and spend the rest of my time working with other bloggers and redesigning their sites. i. love. it.
but back to reality and the logistics of it all. after the initial hoooray i am free i can do what i want. and i am going to actually do what i want. i needed to figure out the logistics: company name, services, pricing, payment, taxes, logos, home office furniture! whew!
it was pretty overwhelming at first but after some research and a little help from my smarty pants fiance i got things into order. i decided on the name cornflake designs for my company and i was able to start, finish and bill my first two clients within two weeks! i had an amazing and creative experience of working with my first two bloggers. they were determined to get great blog and twitter layouts while trusting my design sense at the same time.
i am working on more blog makeovers and two wedding designs! i cannot wait to see where this wonderful world of design takes me next, but i am so happy to be apart of such a supportive community.
a huge thanks to drew for inviting me to guest post. please stop by my blog, cornflake dreams, for all the dreamy things in the city and abroad.
She's definitely going places, and I'm excited to be headed down a similar path and know I can always turn to Jillian for guidance in design inquires. (and everything else in between!)
Thanks so much Cornflake Dreamer! ;)