“My superpower is turning creative ideas into bona fide benjamins.”
For years I had a long boring bio posted as my “about me” page, but I recently came to the realization that you probably don’t care all that much about my career as a designer. I’ve designed things… like all the things - from corporate catalogs to gift wrap sold in Target. But does that make me qualified to take your business to the next level? It’s a good start, for sure. However, if you’re really going to trust the process and understand the impact I make on the entrepreneurs and businesses I work with, then you need to know more than just “about me”. You need to understand “who I am”.
It’s important to know Who I Am… not just About Me.
Described as the the first personality test that measures how others perceive you at your best, I was curiously drawn to the research and process called How To Fascinate by advertising executive, Sally Hogshead. This is no ordinary personality test, it is backed by 10 years of research and tells you how the world sees you, not how you see the world. After taking her test and discovering my results, I can assure you this shit is legit.
My Archetype: Avant-Garde
ORIGINAL • ENTERPRISING • FORWARD-THINKING • DASHING • COMMENDABLE
Primary Advantage: Prestige
Prestige personalities speak the language of EXCELLENCE. They aim to exceed expectations. They’re admired for their attention to detail, expertise, and high-quality results.
Secondary Advantage: Innovation
Innovation personalities speak the language of CREATIVITY. They invent creative solutions. They’re admired for their independence and vision. They aim to break the mold.
HIGHEST AND BEST VALUES OF THE AVANT-GARDE
Forward-thinking and enterprising leader
Able to generate a lot of ideas and implement them with attention to detail
Has a gift for looking ahead and predicting how things are going to develop
Works quickly to develop unconventional solutions
A prolific idea generator, bringing fresh interpretations of the same old thing
Naturally plugged in to new business prospects, trends, and opportunities
“Avant-Garde’s are “one-of-a-kind”. They generate ideas that only they can come up with. They have an uncanny ability to spot opportunity and turn it into success which is why they are often serial entrepreneurs. They never sit still. They always are looking to create the next big thing. Their bold thinking and dramatic style make people take notice.”
Take Your Free Online Assessment: howtofascinate.com
I am an INFJ
My Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator is INFJ which stands for Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J). As an INFJ my strengths are Creative, Insightful, Inspiring and Convincing, Decisive, Determined, Passionate, and Altruistic.
Determine Your Own Personality Type: 16personalities.com
Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J)
A quote I’ve recently read about an INFJ that resonated with me and I felt really pertained to helping you understand what I do as a innovative designer is this:
“At times, INFJs feel like prophets or psychics, as what they predicted comes true. But INFJs don’t necessarily have a crystal ball. Rather, their introverted intuition helps them see the big picture, notice patterns, and make predictions for the future based on the patterns they’ve observed.“
My Enneagram Types
The Enneagram of Personality is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
Discover your Enneagram Types: eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test
Type 3: The Achiever
Achievers are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented.
Type 2: The Helper
Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.
Type 5: The Investigator
Investigators have a need for knowledge and are curious, analytical, and insightful.
I am a Scorpio.
Loyal and trustworthy
Focused + determined
I am Left-Handed.
Creative + artistic
Quick on their feet
I am a Woman.
Open to connection
Intuitive + perceptive
My career highlight reel:
I have 12 years of branding experience for clients that see real results and reap real profit.
I have 10 years of personalized art prints on Etsy that sell like glitter-dipped kittens to a 5 year old.
I have 7 years of corporate experience designing teeny-tiny business cards to big-ass billboards.
I have 6 years of freelance web design experience and I love it like a teenager loves video games.
I have 5 years of digital marketing experience helping small businesses see growth and sales.
I am 3 years wise to opening 2 brick-and-mortar shops which I boot-strapped and branded myself.
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For 39 years I’ve been trying to get my shit together. 😉