My name is Libby and (in no particular order) I’m a Web Designer, Graphic Designer, small-business owner, wife, mother, caffeine addict, chocolate junky and self-confessed super nerd.
I started my first small business in 2007 in the video production industry and having left my previous full-time job to do so I had an almost non-existent budget to work with. As a result I thoroughly educated myself in a variety of fields from mediums such as workshops, online tutorials and of course many late night caffeine induced google searches.
I did this in order to manage as much of the various aspects of the business as I possibly could from the video services themselves, to web and graphic design, brand management and so on.
I moved on from video production to take on web and graphic design full time in 2013 and love the constant challenge and on-going learning it entails.
Having no formal qualifications in the above you could call me a “Jack of all trades, master of none” however I have no issue with this. I believe that in the media industry you are better off judging someone by their work rather than only looking at what is listed on their resume.
Don’t get me wrong, formal qualifications are obviously very important as a sound knowledge base, I just don’t think they’re a quintessential element alone, particularly in creative fields.