PAY IT FORWARD
As long as it doesn’t cost me anything, it won’t cost you anything for my services.
I noticed in my surroundings that I was more technically advanced than most of the people I came across. People I knew from Instagram or the blogging community were paying for services I could easily do on my own. I often contemplated offering creative entrepreneurs my services in exchange for theirs. I’ll build the photography website, you take my photos for my about page. I never could find the nerve, so I’ve just decided to offer my services for free (meaning as long as it doesn’t cost me money). All I ask is that it gets paid forward. I’ll build the site, take the photos, or design your invite —you do something for someone else, it doesn’t mean you do something for me.
“I am not a professional but an enthusiast that wants to give back to the creative community.”
A few years ago I stopped working, or rather I went on permanent disability. It was hard at first because it felt like a loss —not having a career, having no purpose. I slowly discovered that I did have a purpose and a career wasn’t the only path to realise that. I no longer think of it as a loss. I will never fully heal, but I am more than comfortable and content with my life. It gives me great joy to help others on their own path to happiness. Because I do this work as a volunteer I limit how many projects I take on. Because of this I filter the projects before taking them on. After first contact and exchanging information about your project we will discover if we’re a match. If we are and have mutually decided to take it to the next step I’ll place your project in my queue and provide you with a timeline.
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” — Maya Angelou.
Each project gives me the chance to create something beautiful and at the same time the opportunity translate peoples stories and goals into personalised designs that reflect their or their brands personality.