“After college, I took on corporate jobs because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. I worked for agencies, and I was just miserable photoshopping tons of billboards. Then, I freelanced for a magazine publishing company. I remember thinking, “This isn’t so bad; maybe I can do this work.” Like many creatives who hope to find balance meshing their artistic purpose with their means of income, Meg’s journey hadn’t quite found its calm. “After the publishing company, I freelanced for a hospital, creating brochures and pamphlets. That’s when I knew this work was not for me; I can’t do this anymore.”
No matter the pitfalls of corporate, creative work, one thing remained constant: Meg was extremely talented and people took notice. In fact, while working a far from soul-sucking job at Anthropologie, the Austin-native began fielding offers for more engaging freelance opportunities that helped frame the earliest moments of her entrepreneurial journey.
“Working at Anthropologie allowed me to freelance and take jobs I was really excited about. I didn’t have to worry about paying my bills because I had a full-time gig. I was able to freelance responsibly and start filtering out the projects that didn’t speak to me. I think that passion translates, and it shows in your work.”
“A photographer reached out to me and asked me to create wedding stationery for a portfolio piece. That’s when I realized I could literally do anything! Design didn’t have to be so serious and cold. It didn’t have to go against my personality.”