A few years ago, I was thriving in my final year at Ryerson University, studying Fashion Communications. Specializing in photography and graphic design, I loved all things having to do with visual story telling. Through digital design, illustration, polaroid photography, and mixed media art, I spent my final year exploring the in’s and out’s of creative mediums and their effect on storytelling.
Aaaaand then I graduated. Unsure of what to do, I had the opportunity to take a job in the film industry. And I thought, “well heck, why not?” And thus began my film career…
I was swallowed whole by this foreign and exciting new world of movie making, and I became eager to learn about every aspect of production- from Art Direction, to Cinematography, to Clearances. I visited shooting crews, went to fancy wrap parties, and got to work on insanely cool sets (A replica of the White House? Ummm, this is awesome!)
I was awe-struck by the fast-paced, exciting work that was happening all around me. It was completely different than what I had studied in school.
I was about 3 years into my film career, and I started to get an itch for everything I was working on while studying fashion. Large branding projects, marketing campaigns, editorial photography- there wasn’t much place for it in film work. I knew where I wanted my life to be heading, but I was a little unsure of how to get there…
I started researching the process involved in registering for a business. And then I decided to just go for it.
I met with my accountants, and started the foundation of my own company. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I was determined not to let my inexperience deter me from pursing a better career path. I planned out marketing strategies, streamlining administrative duties, and gaining client loyalty for months. I swear I looked up every book, article, and podcast aimed to help beginner entrepreneurs.
Today, I've developed a work balance that includes my creative design work and photography. I’ve become obsessed with learning new strategies, tweaking my process, and finding my way through entrepreneurship. It’s a winding road, but one I am 100% confident and satisfied with taking.
So that’s me in a nut shell. If you’re looking for some more fun facts, scroll down for a quickie quiz about my fave things!
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