Thursday, January 28, 2010

6 years!

This post is 90% non dog related, so it might bore you to death. just sayin'.

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!

14 comments:

manymuddypaws said...

congrats sarah!!! you rock!

Louanne said...

I have said it before and I will say it again. You are the most talented chick I know.

Jules said...

Congratulations! I like the front page - can't wait to see the rest.

Kansas Dog Photographer said...

Looove it! Can't wait to see what's to come!

Taryn said...

You should be really proud of yourself. Not many people can pull off successful self employment, especially in an artistic field. I look forward to seeing more of your website......

Anonymous said...

Front page is fantastic can't wait for more...and huge congrats on your 6 years...as a 8:30 - 5 person I am truly envious ..

Julia

TAG ALONG said...

Congrats Sarah.. this is awesome

Kim said...

Congrats on 6 years!

I LOVE the front page of your website.

BCxFour said...

I LOVE the front page! Gorgeous!

onecollie said...

well that is freakin awesome!! I must say, Jane looks bigger then life on your page !

gussysmom said...

Sarah, you are amazing.

Christine said...

Do you design websites?

Michelle said...

Congrats! You are an inspiration to those of us that ARE stuck in the 9-5 and want desperately out of it.

kristina said...

yay! congrats