What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently enrolled in two online certification classes. One being web development and the other focusing on Wordpress
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always enjoyed design, and with a poor economy comes layoffs. I had just been the victim of downsizing and having always wanted to work for myself, there was no better time to carpe diem, so to speak. Looking back, I wouldn't have traded my inauguration into this line of work for anything. Being under pressure gave me the perfect catalyst, removing over thought, anxiety and analysis. Sometimes you've just got to follow your heart and your dreams!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Web design/re-design and development, custom graphics
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I had never taken on the challenge of responsive web design. I had researched and studied it, but had yet to implement my knowledge. This client gave me the opportunity and I am proud to say it was a real success!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be upfront, honest, and have a good idea of time, budget and expectations. Much like you go to a doctor for expert advice based upon their education and experience, consulting a design professional can be much the same in regards to requiring help in an area where you are unfamiliar. Although the venue is vastly different, the dynamic is very similar. A healthy relationship is best executed when the interested parties are both teacher and student
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
On a personal level, I will always be upfront and honest. If you require something of which I have little or no knowledge, I will tell you in no uncertain terms. However, I love a challenge and I will make a promise to you that I will exhaust all avenues to either learn what you require, or I will collaborate within my network of friends and colleagues to bring your request to fruition