Well, hi there! Let me guess... You're a creative thinker and you feel a little lost on how to harness your creativity and use it to create a (profitable!) blog or business. Maybe you already have your biz going, but you struggle with productivity, organization, creative thinking, or the technical aspects of creative and biz tools.
I've been there! I can help you focus your creative ideas into a productive, profitable business or blog.
I'm Shell - animator, graphic designer, blogger and small business boss lady currently based in Tokyo, Japan. I come from a long line of serious Germans and even more serious English folk. After growing up in Sydney, Australia, I moved to London and traveled extensively in the UK and Ireland as well as Paris, Japan, Canada and the USA (east and west coasts!).
On top of my university degree in Design (majoring in Digital Media), I'm a qualified Dance Teacher, Barista and Bra Fitter (seriously!). As a self-employed designer, I've had tonnes of experience in project management, people management and all those pesky behind the scenes business tasks. My clients have included Red Bull, News Limited, Vivid Sydney, UNSW, WSU, Woolworths, Universal and more. If you're interested in Motion Graphics, you can see my work on Vimeo.
After several years of working as a designer, motion graphics artist, and art director in TV and post-production, something inside me snapped. In July 2013, right before my designated lunch break, I abruptly escaped the 9-5 grind and became my own boss.
I UNDERSTAND THAT FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOUR
JOB IS SOUL DESTROYING AND UNFULFILLING
WHEN YOUR MANAGER OR COLLEAGUES MAKE
LIFE (WAY) MORE DIFFICULT THAN IT NEEDS TO BE
THE DESIRE TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT IS YOURS,
AND HAVE A TRIBE OF PEOPLE THAT 'GET YOU'
In the 2 years of working for myself, I've 'tested' out the 20 hour work day, the hours of unpaid admin work, and all of the little things that you experience as a self-employed go-getter that nobody tells you about! I've perfected my organisational shortcuts, including building a creative workflow that saves hours on every job.
Your time is valuable.
Wasting it on repetitive tasks, procrastination and self-doubt is not cool!
What's holding you back from achieving your biz zen? Are you wasting too much energy on details, while losing focus on the big picture? Do you need to stop procrastinating (hello, fellow perfectionists) and just GET SHIT DONE? Are you stuck on the technical details with the creative process? Let's do this together!
If you'd like to check out what I get up to in Tokyo, you can follow the Instagram adventures of @kittyandbuck. I also post peeks on Snapchat as kittyandbuck. For a mixture of Japan adventures and creative business chats, check out my Periscope, also @kittyandbuck.
If you have questions, feedback or just want to say hi, feel free to get in touch using the email form below!