It’s 2013 and time for me to make some life changes. I wanted to work for myself, on my terms, with my own hours, in my own house.
In January of this year while on a 7-day cruise in the Bahamas I decided that I didn’t want to work the template 9-5 job anymore. I was tired of always having to be at an office at the same time every day for eight hours. I worked as a graphic designer and website developer at an online marketing firm in downtown Albuquerque. We had project managers who played the middle man, so I didn’t really talk to clients or have face to face interaction on a consistent basis. I didn’t feel the need to be there all the time.
I grew to hate what I was doing all because of having to go to an office everyday of my life. I was miserable. I wanted to work from Satellite Coffee and Starbucks, I wanted to work in my pajamas with my new puppy on my lap looking cute. I wanted to work when I wanted on my own terms.
So during the next few months, I re-branded my company Anything Graphic which was my part-time freelance gig at the time. The goal with my new website design was to focus more on WordPress website design and theme development for small and medium sized businesses. I then learned some new tricks and came out with some new services which include search engine optimization and Active Management that streamlines website maintenance and security as well as a few other bells and whistles. I made business relationships with some amazing people and in March 2013 I gave my two weeks notice.
In order for a smooth transition for the both of us, we agreed that I would work part-time for my employer for an undetermined amount of time. This helps me because I at least have a guaranteed amount of money to pay my bills every month while I work out the business aspects of gaining more clients and different methods of income. I also have a number of business projects I want to pursue in the near future.
This is an exciting (and scary) time for Anything Graphic. However, if I didn’t do it now I would always be asking myself “What if?” It’s time to do things my way 🙂 With that, I invite you to take a look at my portfolio. If you are in need of a WordPress website developer or need a web design for your project, feel from to get in touch.