It seems like just yesterday, I was a welfare mom getting assistance to feed, house, and even cloth my children. And I hated all of it!
See, I grow up in a small town in Ohio and being poor was just something I adapted to. My parents didn't know anything else and honestly, they had no desire to know or change any of it, but I did!
I remember in my teen years I would get so excited once the first big snowfall would come. As, I would go door to door, and start shoveling snow for money. I always knew I was a go-getter, but it wasn't until I meet my husband that I had someone show me just how important I was and how creative I could be. And that's what I want to be for my clients. I want to be that person that helps you be creative and feel important to those you serve.
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Without my family I wouldn't be where I am today. I believe in order to be the best brilliant business owner you can be, it takes having a support system. Those who love you and care about you, will support you and your values, mission, and goals.
I bring that same honor to work everyday. I am here to support you and your goals. I want you to serve others the best way you can and because of my experience in serving, I am confident I can help you.
Being a mom and a full time business owner is a lot of responsibility but I wouldn't change it for the world.
My journey in design, started with photography in 2008 when I bought my first digital SLR camera. I then learned how to use it in manual settings and went on from there growing and learning about the business side of photography. I realized I needed a website to showcase my work for potential clients to see. So I started building a website and fell in love.
Next, In 2010 I had to learn how to use Photoshop to edit my photos and oh my word it took months for me to finally wrap my head around it. In fact, at one point I gave up. Then I started to learn how to make my own logo, print material like business cards, flyers, and pricing guides. Again I was hooked!
So in 2012, I decided to go to graphic design school. I knew I wanted to be a graphic designer for photographers. All assignments and projects I did were all related to the photography industry. My instructors were impressed with me having a nitch already and my Photoshop skills.
In 2013 my family had the opportunity to move to Florida. I absolutely love living here in Florida and I am so very thankful, as I was born and raised in Ohio where the weather isn’t as friendly. I love the beautiful weather here. My family spends a lot of time outdoors as we love the beach and going to the springs, state parks, and amusement parks.
I am a mom, wife, grandmother and pet lover. I have four children ages 13, 15, 25, and 26. The older two are still in Ohio and are married with children. My younger two children are homeschooled here in Florida.
On February 21st, 2017 I opened Brand Me Gorgeous with a vision and what felt like a wing and prayer. I want to help business owners present their brand in a gorgeous way. My vision and the way I work with my clients is unique. I use a very heartfelt collaboration process to get to know my clients on a one on one level. I am able to connect with each client to attract their potential customers and make them stand out from the rest of the crowd. I treat each client’s business just as I do my own. I will obsess and lose sleep over nailing your dream and goals.
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I started using Showit in 2013 and I set a goal for myself to be a Showit designer.
On April 16th 2018 I became a Showit Designer and submitted my first Showit template. Since then Showit has approved my template designs and has allowed me to be part of their designer team but my application to be a design partner was on hold as Showit was in the process of revamping. On March 26th 2020 I became an official Showit Design Partner!