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Action Cures Fear!

What a difference a year makes!

I feel compelled to share this, especially for those of you that are teetering on the edge of a career changing event or decision.

One year ago, on June 30, 2017 the company I worked for shut down. I lost my job of 11 years as Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer/Prepress Supervisor.

What to do? Well, quite honestly, for the first couple of weeks I mourned the loss of the job I had worked my entire life for. I literally laid around in my pajamas drowning myself in Snickers and M&M’s. Then it dawned on me…this was my chance, my get out of jail free card. The decision had been made for me. A decision, up until this point in my career, I had been afraid to make myself.

You see, I had always wanted to own my own freelance graphic design company. All of a sudden, here it was, the opportunity I had been waiting for, longing for, wanting for so very long. It’s do or die time! It’s now or never! It’s go time people!

…and have never looked back. I did it! I started my own company, by Chance graphics LLC. This decision has been one of the best I have ever made. I have worked longer, worked harder, and learned more in this last year than I have my entire life, and I couldn’t be happier.

I am doing what I love, what I have a true passion for. It is a truly mind-blowing revelation. I get up every day looking forward to serving you! I look forward to ensuring your business is recognized and continues to grow and succeed doing what I am meant to do. I amplify your message through responsive design.

If you are reading this, first off, thank you! But if you are reading this and there is something you have been wanting to do but haven’t moved forward out of fear; how will you ever know if it is the right decision if you do not TRY!

Hard work, determination, the will to succeed, and the desire to serve others is an extremely powerful combination.

Jumping in with both feet…hands down the best decision I have ever made.

I feel like I have been awarded an EMMY…a GRAMMY…Nope! Something even better!

Holy Crap! I just found out that I have been awarded the On-Ramp Fellowship Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission! They have accepted my grant proposal!

I feel like I have been awarded an EMMY…or a GRAMMY…nope, even better…

I have been awarded a GRANT for Creative Entrepreneur’s.

I have an uncontrollable urge to give an acceptance speech. I am so proud, so grateful, so happy, so humbled, and so honored to have the opportunity to use this grant towards the growth of my freelance graphic design business, by Chance graphics, LLC.

My clients (existing and future), their needs, and my desire to help them succeed is the driving force behind how this grant will be used.

This fellowship WILL BE used to help me better serve all of you!


This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

My Truck is Bad-Ass!!


I couldn’t be happier with the way my truck turned out! Talk about a great marketing tool.

My truck is a moving billboard.

It is already receiving tons of attention. I see people looking at it and noticing it every where I go. What a great way to continue to build my brand and gain business awareness about all the services I have to offer and love to provide.

Thank you to  Klems Signs & Restyling for working with me on this. I LOVE IT! #byChancegraphics #FreelanceGraphicDesign

What An Accomplishment!

On-Ramp Fellowship Grant Proposal…Complete!

What a RUSH of: relief, excitement, happiness, and a total sense of pride in myself, all at the same time when I hit that submit button!

Many, many hours have went into this grant proposal for the On-Ramp fellowship. I cannot even begin to tell you the number of pieces of paper and ink pens that have lost their lives during the last several weeks. (True Story)

My clients (existing and future), their needs, and my desire to help them succeed is the driving force behind this application. WHEN received <insert positive thinking>, this fellowship will be used to help me better serve all of you!

On-Ramp! What an Experience!

So Much FUN…that sums up my weekend.

Just getting home from three days of intense training at the Indiana Arts Commission for Creative Entrepreneurs On Ramp Conference in Madison, IN. What an honor to have been able to share such an awesome experience with 35 other extremely talented artists representing so many different genres.

I can not even begin the express the gratitude I have for being chose to participate in this program. I’ve learned so much and will now apply that knowledge towards writing my grant proposal for the On-Ramp Fellowship

What a great group of talented creative entrepreneurs. Indiana is lucky to have us!
3 days of intense training in Madison, IN. I loved every second!
Day 3 – What an awesome experience. Now to use that knowledge to write my grant proposal!


It’s Official! I’m an On-Ramp Participant.

Indiana Arts Commission On-Ramp Participants

Over 100 Hoosiers applied to participate in the accelerator program. The 36 participants (locations mapped below) that were invited are preparing to expand their creative work with an entrepreneurial approach.

“Fifty-seven percent of the creative workforce in Indiana is self-employed, far exceeding the national average of 20 percent. Helping these Hoosiers be successful in their careers not only benefits them, but also strengthens the communities in which they live and work.

We’re intending that this program will help retain some of the best and brightest creative workers in Indiana.”

Lewis Ricci, Executive Director, Indiana Arts Commission


I’ve been Chosen!!!!

I just found out that I have been chose to be a part of the Indiana Arts Commission Inaugural On-Ramp Program for Indiana Creative Entrepreneurs!

There were over 100 applicants but only 36 were chosen.

I can not wait to soak up every second of this wonderful opportunity! What a great opportunity! I am Grateful!