Because, she was so awesome, I invited Noa, the creator and owner of grain, to guest post here. She's also going to share some examples of her awesome work. So without further ado, here's Noa!
Hello! I’m Noa, the designer behind grain.
Seven years ago, my life was on a different path. Then, while traveling in India, I met a charming Canadian man… Long story short, I found myself in a new country, not knowing anyone, unable to work for a while. This was my chance to pursue something I’ve always been interested in: graphic design. I spent countless hours perfecting my Photoshop skills, and delving into vector graphics. Finally, when I felt ready, I opened my little Etsy shop.
I offer custom graphic design from blog headers to business cards. I’ve also had the chance to work on other diverse projects, from wedding stationery to political signage. I absolutely love what I do – the creativity, the chance to cooperate with people and learn from them, the ability to work from anywhere in the world. Graphics is an ever-evolving field, and there’s always place for growth.
So, how should you go about finding someone to create your graphics? Etsy is a great place to start, with tons of talented, affordable designers. Look at examples of previous work; try to pinpoint what you like about it. Knowing what you want is wonderful, but so is being open to suggestions: I find that my very best work stems from dialog – see Babies, Books, & Signs' header, for example :)
Many thanks to Lindsey who invited me to be her guest and share my story. I truly appreciate it!