Why Do I Design?

I’ve often been asked why I chose to be a designer. The truth is it really wasn’t a choice. It just happened. I grew up with creative parents who are artists, and who ran an ad agency/design studio from our house. 

As I got older, I tried to find my way in the world – some time in the corporate milieu, some time in the field of education, but always the world of design tugged at me. I started taking on some clients and working for small companies. 

After I had the kids, the need to have a parent who was available in case of the myriad of issues that arise with small people, meant that I needed to work from home – hence the freelancing side grew and became what I do. 

Do I love what I do. Is it the way I see the world. Absolutely! The world of design is such a part of me that it’s instinctive – or maybe the instinct came first – regardless, there is no place I’d rather be.