I'VE QUIT MY DAY JOB.
Holy shit! I never expected things to go how they have so far since starting this little project. It's quickly turned into something more than I ever expected it to and it's all down to the support from everyone. It's been a crazy journey so far, I've learnt a lot and it's turned into something I was struggling to keep up with at the end of last year. I spent many late nights and weekends making sure everything continued how it should but it was just getting too much to maintain whilst still working full time as a graphic designer.
Being completely self-sufficient has always been something I have wanted to do, but I've never known where to start. I started this project as a space to create artwork I simply just wanted to make. I had no real goals apart from forcing myself to do something with the artwork instead of it never seeing the light of day. I struggled for a long time to see any self-worth in the work I was creating and instead of doing anything with it I chose to do nothing as I was overwhelmed by the masses of amazing talent out there. Actually starting to put work out there was the biggest barrier I had to overcome, I'm never going to be completely satisfied with every bit of artwork I do, and I'm okay with that now, I haven't been in my design career that long and I need allow space to grow. I'm still learning and at least now I'm learning through real experiences, making mistakes and being more active than I've ever been and creating for myself. The growth I've seen personally since doing this has been the biggest change for me, I've realised that what I do isn't for everyone, but I'm having fun with it and that's what really matters.
Thank you to everyone who's made this change possible, supporting by sharing, buying, or being a part of it, I'm honestly overwhelmed that I'm at least able to give it a go and see what happens. I don't really know what I'm doing but I'm looking forward to figuring it all out. I'm now able to spend more time on something I love doing for a living, I have the time to improve the products and my skills to bring higher quality items and service. I don't usually upload photos of myself, I prefer to be the other side of the camera, but here's me in my home studio which I'll be spending most of my days in now.