If you’re here, I know you’ve felt it.
That whoosh of motivation that hits you when a new course or product idea slams into your brain.
You have to start on it…NOW.
You start mapping out alllll the to-dos between you and the end product. You start manically writing lists until your hand goes numb. By the end of your list-a-thon, you’re out of breath, your mind is racing, and there’s a huge smile on plastered on your face.
But then you start to think...will my audience get it? Will they get this excitement running through their veins when they see my offer?
For most, the design doesn't match the experience. It’s easier to say "done is better than perfect" or use a generic creative market template and you look like everyone else.
BUT YOU’RE NOT MOST PEOPLE, ARE YOU?
Hey, I'm Sophie.
Before belonging to design’s seedy underbelly, I was a UX/UI designer in the bright, fluorescent corporate world.
I've designed countless websites, brand identities, and mobile apps for hundreds of clients in pretty much every industry out there. I did that over and over again.
Then I got bored.
Ya know that feeling when you’ve been in a museum for too long? Where your mind is numb, there’s a high pitch ringing in your ears, and you’re not sure how much time has passed? Yeah, that’s how corporate started to feel.
I needed to get outside, feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my face. To snap out of the apathetic numbness that was setting in. I didn’t even realize how far I’d gone astray.
I didn’t think I wanted to be a designer anymore at all. So I became a certified OBM and quit my job. I did a combo of OBM and retainer design work for about a year. And in that time I started to finally feel like myself and fell in love with design again. I realized that my problem wasn’t my career, but the environment.
So I killed my OBM business and reemerged a designer once again, but not the same kind of designer as before. Because I’m not in the bright and predictable world of corporate anymore. And I’m not some fresh faced designer with something to prove. No, I’m something else now.
With a decade of design experience and a few awards under my belt, I discovered my true nature by working for myself. With my clients, my projects, my timelines, I like to push boundaries and break a few rules.
I don’t want to do things the way everyone else does. I don’t create a long drawn out process to make everyone feel more comfortable. I’m not about polite small talk and nervous “oh gosh I hope it’s good enough.” If that’s what you’re looking for, then I suggest getting out of the design underworld as fast as you can. This isn’t for everyone.
I WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH GRIT. PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO GET IN THE GAME AND MAKE SHIT HAPPEN. WHO’VE WEATHERED A FEW STORMS AND KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE.
If that sounds like you…Welcome.
Though I’ve already said too much...
here’s a bit more about me
A few years ago I wouldn’t have admitted this but…I am obsessed with anything woo. I’m a huge fan of human design, astrology, tarot, psychics, crystals, you name it, I’m into it.
We certainly don’t have to go down the woo rabbit hole when working together, but if you’re into this stuff, we’ll most certainly have a lot of fun.
I’VE TAKEN UP PLANTS
When I was a kid I always wanted to be a plant lady. I loved Poison Ivy from Batman and later loved the plant lady murderer in Dexter. Not sure why all plant people are murderers on TV but…I can’t say I mind.
Anyway, after many tries I’ve finally started to get the hang of plants and I’m very proud of my growing collection!
I’M AN ORANGE CAT LADY
I currently live with three orange tabby cats and I’ve never been happier in my life. I try not to let my love cats interfere with my work but I think it’s best to be transparent about these things.
In order to get my man-friend to agree to a third cat, I had to agree to get a dog as well. I’ve never liked dogs…then I got one. Now I’m a dog lady too.
PSYCHO ANALYSE ME
16 Personalities - INFP
MBTI - INTP
Enneagram - 5w6
Kolbe - 4-6-7-2
Human Design - 2/4 Projector
Tropical Astrology - Cancer Sun & Moon, Scorpio Rising
Sidereal Astrology - Gemini Sun & Moon, Libra Rising