What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm in the process of learning another software that produce high end renderings that make my design look like an actual photo. These are called "Photo Realistic Renderings" It's hard to tell the difference.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always loved architecture since I was a small child. There is such a rewarding challenge to it. When I was in school my teacher told my mom that I fall on the creative side and should take drawing lessons. People have talents and they should act upon them. That's a gift from God. So many times people ignore it and chase the dollar by going to school for something they were not meant to do only to find out they hate it. Doing something you love, I believe the love and passion for it comes first and the money will follow. I would rather have a career that pays less and I love it than one that pays more but I hate it.
What types of customers have you worked with?
House plans, space planning
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Just completed a church and sold 2 house plans and re-designed them. Square footage 8,000 sqft very proud and have them displayed both pre-designed renderings and actual photo under construction and complete.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I'm someone you can trust and that includes a package of loving and having great passion for my work. In return a client gets excellent work done. The client will not be paying extra because someone doesn't like what they do. Often times that happens. I'm easy going and not someone who gets frustrated real easy. Loving what you do make all the difference in the world in what the finished product is going to turn out. It's in my best interest to do a good job. For every drawing I create that's one more client I could get. I built my business off of referrals. My work sells its self. "Actions Speaks Louder than words. I have plenty of references to back it.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I find that most of my work comes from referrals. I find it much harder get work from ads anything associated with not linking you with someone they know. And for good reason. I'm the same way. In today's world we live in it's really hard to trust people, companies etc you don't know especially in the career I'm in. When I started my company I had know Idea that there were so many people out their you can't trust. When I do business with someone and they would ask me for all this information etc. I would think to myself. "I'm a trust worthy guy why do they need all that?" When you go into business for yourself. It's all clear. There are so many people you can't trust. I used to do drawing without taking a deposit first. After a few times of not getting paid and having to chase them down. I now take a deposit. It's both sides. Just hard to trust theses days. I have a great reputation and references to back me up. I believe in honest work.