Unlike the radius for the clients we serve, we offer free services and consultations to local community projects and charities almost exclusively. From time to time, we also organise fundraising projects in favour of the local organisations who are so often undersupported.
"A series of unfortunate events" as they say, led me to close down my businesses in 2008 and find other, more flexible, work. My experience and training lead me to business consultation. Small scale advice and guidance, generally centred around modernisation and online opportunities for local established business.
I took a break from work due to health for a couple of years - only working with charities managing graphics and web day to day tasks. When I was well enough, I took basic courses through The Open University in Law, Ethics and Design Thinking before an advanced course in Business Management & Marketing. Knowing I couldn't launch back into a full-time business consultation career with my health, I furthered by knowledge in graphic and web design - allowing me entry to freelance work, with the most flexible approach.
My progression to this role has been far from fluid. Much of it hard faught, tangential, and at times accidental. But I've found myself in a position which doesn't just provide a logo and disappear but a role that helps define the businesses I work with, continue their advertising and social media management, while refining their public perception. I'm lucky to have a wealth of happy clients who frequently recommend me, and a not only return but maintain near constant relationshiops as we advance their business, together.
Whilst I don't doubt that my future will continue to unroll before me in ways I can't yet predict, right now I'm content with the branding, coaching, and mentorship I offer