6 years ago I left the Advertising Agency I worked for (for 5 years), to start my own Design business sarahnovakdesign, I jumped in head first and went for it, me, my mac and a second-hand desk. I work at home, I have the best employees who work for cheap (3 dogs), and great guy who does my books :) and I love my freedom, no 9-5 for me thank you very much - sure I work late hours, early hours and weekends when need be, but if I want to play with my dogs, you can't stop me. It's 6 years later and I can still hold my head up above water and I haven't gone bankrupt. From Graphic Design, to Illustration and Photography I am proud to say 6 years! 6 years! 6 years! 6 years! 6 years! 6 years!
I have some big changes and goals this year - work and personal, so I am looking forward to some new adventures.
I had a website done for the first 3 years, but I let it lapse as I got so busy with work and never updated it, and so much of what I do is word of mouth. I let the domain expire and that was that.
Funny thing, I went to purchase a domain again, and guess what someone else owns sarahnovak.com!! WTF!
So I purchased sarahnovak.ca, and a few months later I finally have my crap together and my new website is almost complete.
I've been using the watermark the past 9 months (and of course my muse Jane is the icon). I've had the front page up for a while ... just wanted to have it done before I told anyone about it. Did I mention that sometimes I'm not a patient person?
Check out the front page if you would like, it'll give a taste of what is to come!