How I got my start
If you don’t count my high school yearbook (and as it turns out, many people don’t), I started designing professionally in 2005, mainly for weddings and related events. I loved meeting with brides and creating what I called “graphic accessories” for their special days.
At some point during my shower invitation and hospitality brochure days, a friend of a friend contacted me to build her website for her small business. At the time, I had only built my own website. I had no idea if I was qualified to work on someone else’s or what to charge for the job. But I figured it out and soon realized that I preferred working on business projects to tying organza bows to 200 wedding programs.
So I refocused my business on other small businesses and non-profits. I did whatever projects people asked me to do from logos to websites to fact sheets to PowerPoint templates. My business grew, and I grew tired of working at night and on weekends in addition to my 9-5 job. In 2009, I took the plunge and quit my day job to concentrate on LBK Designs full-time. And I’ve never looked back.