In May of 2014 I decided to take a leap of faith in search of creativity. I was in a well-paid and secure day job working as the Studio Manager and Creative Lead for a sports insurance company in Manchester. They treated me well and after serving 6+ years, I had established myself as a vital cog in their engine. But something wasn’t sitting right.
…increasingly frustrated with creative-mediocrity and regurgitation…
Over the last 18 months my position had become stale in terms of satisfying my creativity. I wasn’t enjoying what I was producing and pressured by unrealistic deadlines, I was returning home at the end of the day without a shred of job satisfaction. Instead I was left with a resentment for the standard of work myself and my team were sending out. To anyone else, the standard of design was of good quality and “does the job”…but I was becoming increasingly frustrated with creative-mediocrity and regurgitation and I yearned for new, engaging projects to work on.
So I quit, just like that, with no real plan of what to do or where to go, I just knew it was what I had to do. The ‘sensible’ option to anyone looking in would have been to secure a new job before saying goodbye to the regular monthly income that pays for the newly acquired hefty mortgage…but something in the back of my mind didn’t want to just go looking for another boss. Not at my age of 32. Not with my wealth of experience and skill set. I fancy being my own boss- like I’d always dreamed of. And that’s what this is about. Chasing the dream and taking the risk and finding that creative satisfaction. So here goes…watch this space.