I started the GADABOUT blog in college in 2008 and then followed up with a stationery company the following year. Though I am currently redoing the stationery line and the iPhone app (POST.) that accompanies it, it is totally responsible for my career in graphic design. My company started slow at first, a speed I appreciated as I acclimated myself to the market, printing practices, and the work flow between pen, paper and my computer. But as the year moved on, my stationery customers began asking for custom illustration work, and then logos and then websites. It all happened so organically that I steadily expanded my portfolio, small team and skill set over a 4 year span. I have gotten to the point now where I love every bit of what I do and truly feel like a professional. Most of my time is now spent solving creative problems through logo, web design and paper products. Bloggers, interior designers, and brick and mortar shops have made up most of my client list, though I love the challenge of getting into a new medium or project!
When designing for yourself do you feel a lot of pressure?
A HUGE thank you Hanna for letting us have a glimpse into your charming workspace! To see past workspace features pop over here.