Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Not doing well on my GED for grad school
Started my picture framing business
Quit my job working with schizophrenics
Worked at my pottery business for a few years
Went to learn how to be a picture framer
Keep following my journey

Career

Picture Framer, Designer, Artist

I help people design their spaces, frame their photography and artwork, and make artwork of my own.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Business
Being Creative

Day to Day

I wear a lot of hats during the day, including framing, painting, photographing to post/sell online, social media marketing, and more. My favorite thing to do is to create, so I love doing anything that gives me that freedom.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Always create. My business is always evolving and changing and adding facets. The thing that helped me the most was to alway keep creating no matter what else was going on in my life: I could always fall back on making and creating. Also, connect with other creative people. You need to know you're not alone and have some support from others who share your creative interests.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Owning a business is hard. You should just go to grad school and become a therapist."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial