Having spent a good chunk of my early working career climbing the corporate ladder, an opportunity arose to pick up sticks and make a bold move across the pond from England to the good Ol’ U.S. of A. (to the hot-and-humid state of Florida to be precise).
Arriving in Florida back in ‘08 was an incredibly exciting, and equally worrying time. The global economy was heading down the crapper, and the job market looked bleak at best.
The first 6 months flew by (setting up sticks, getting married, adjusting to a new life, and looking for work made sure of that!). Thankfully I was able to land a position at a local sign company. Having worked in the corporate world, moving to a position within a small business was a bit of a culture shock, and adapting to the American way of working was certainly eye opening. Coming from a place where a 36 hour work week, and 6+ weeks of paid vacation are quite common, you can understand why!
I’m happy to say I took to it like a duck to water and was afforded a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and put them to the test. I have always had an interest in graphic design and online marketing, and this was my opportunity to expand my knowledge and put my skills into practice. In a short space of time, I went from managing the local sign store to becoming the creative & marketing director at the corporate office, amassing a huge amount of knowledge about internet marketing and graphic design along the way.
In 2014 I jumped from the signage industry, over to the industrial supply industry, securing the position of creative director with a national industrial supply company. This was another exciting position working with an absolutely cracking bunch of folks. Each day brought new challenges with an opportunity to learn something new and afforded me the opportunity to pursue my design and marketing passion on the side.
Fast forward to 2016 and a lot has changed! Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, I have found myself moving across the pond yet again! This time with family in tow! and here we are starting the next chapter of our lives back in England!
Although we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs along the way, it’s been an incredible life-changing journey, which has ultimately led me to find my passion in life; all things design & marketing.
So if you’re looking for an eye-melting website, or need help getting your business exposure online, give me a shout!
Here’s to many more adventures!