I have a degree in Multimedia Technologies (BSc), with a background and experience in marketing assistance, as well as Virtual Assistance to small businesses and coaches.
Wonderfully Mei Designs actually started out as me selling commissioned artwork and illustrations here and there to friends and family, as an artist. I thoroughly enjoyed this but it just wasn’t bringing in a steady or consistent enough stream of money (I still commission pieces but they tend to be few and far between!). I felt it absolutely necessary to try and fine-tune my services down to just a few (I’m still in the process of doing so).
One of my first design projects that I was asked to collaborate on, was the above logo design. This was a pretty cool project to get involved on, as not only was she a friend but the project was an exciting one as I got to see her in the early stages of launching her consultancy business.
I enlisted the help of a friend to assist with the design, and this was the result of various consultations, and design discussions!
Recently, I have begun to really find my stride of getting my pitch right, creating valuable and exciting client conversations and converting them to great working relationships. It’s taken me a fair few months to get this right, and to find my “sweet spot”. With a combination of amazing Facebook groups such as, Being Boss, and the Six Figure – Freelancer hosted by the wonderful Jenny Beres, I have fine-tuned my own approach to how I do business, and finally found a “sweet-spot”.
The hustle has been hard, don’t get me wrong but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Not only has it given me the confidence back (that I had lost completely during teacher training – something, which I had undertaken 2013 – 2014), it’s brought out many aspects of my character such as resilience, endurance, and perseverance. I run this race for the Father after all;
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable.…”
I am thankful for all the Father has done for me the past few years. Delivering me from deep-set fears, and giving back to me in ways I would have never have imagined. #gratitudedoverflows. As I sit here, meditating and reflecting, I am reminded of just how far I’ve come – I can’t believe I’ve come this far … It humbles me, the journey I’ve taken, and also experiencing seeing the inner transformation that has occurred.
And now, I work from the comfort of my home, and cater towards many different clients of different industries and many different timezones, and with the flexibility that I worked hard for! #aintlifegrand
P.S. I am also a great listener and love to give space to people to talk and create too, as well as love throwing ideas and creativity at people and dance around like a loon.