I am often asked by people how I got started and what made me go out on my own!
So here is my where, what + why. I was the Art Director for many years in Toronto for a variety of magazines. I would often be asked by friends and family to help them design a wedding invite or a brochure for a new business and I realized wait a minute! Why am I working 12-14 hour days for someone else when I could go out on my own?
So when we got pregnant with my first child (Kiwi) we opted to move to the “burbs” which I thought I would never do ?I worked out a deal to work remotely during my mat leave and slowly built up my client base until I realized I didn’t need to do both anymore and chose to make Kiwibcreative my full-time gig and have not looked back.
It has been over 15 years now and I could not imagine going back to the way it was. Being a solopreneur is not for everyone but it suits our lifestyle perfectly.
3 others things you may not know about me….
1. I have lived from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s Newfoundland (and everywhere in between)??
2. My name is a combination of my parents names – Ken and Glenda
3. I cry at almost every movie I go to ? At Mama Mia 2 I cried from start to finish ?