Argh we’re THIS excite for this weeks toolbox!
Our newest bestie (yeah, we said it!) Erika Rax, mega creative is just that… A MEGA Creative. With the titles of stylist/baker/photographer/event co-ordinator/graphic designer under her belt/s it’s no wonder she’s in such hot demand. All round nice woman, you’ll wanna write down some of these tools she has cause they are accessible and a must for anyone wanting to get some more titles to their credit.
Take it away Erika!
What is you profession?
I am a freelance photographer/designer/stylist. Which basically just means that I’ll take any creative job I’m thrown.
How did you get into doing what you do?
After school I studied graphic design because I had no idea what I wanted to be and liked the sound of it even though I honestly had no idea what graphic design was. I sort of enjoyed it but didn’t really ever see myself working for an agency so I just got a job after I graduated doing graphic design/admin for a very small online store. I hated how little creative input I had and got a new job doing the same thing for another company. Same thing happened (surprising huh?) so one day I quit my job (I didn’t do this on a total whim I promise) and started freelancing. To get my first jobs I tagged along with photographer friends on shoots and collaborated with friends to build a portfolio. I pretty much just said yes to everything (like, um, sure I’ll make your clients cookies for christmas and um, sure I can photograph your workshop) and figured out how to do it on the job and by googling a lot. Eventually, I had enough things going on to call it a job.
What motivates or inspires you?
Other people. I love collaborating and working with other people and feeding off each other’s energy. I am also motivated by them bills (womp womp).
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Oh my goodness! Who. Knows. Really my only goal for the future is to live in another country for at least a year. And to keep enjoying what I’m doing every day.
When you’re not doing your work job what are some hobbies you enjoy?
I’m a total couch potato (hello trashy tv) but when I do leave the house I like to eat and breakfast is a pretty big deal to me. I also like riding my bike (obviously not in winter) and getting out of town whenever possible.
Now…what’s in your toolbox?