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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