– just a stoner fighting the stigma
SELF-NAMED QUEEN OF CANNABIS COLLAGES
When I first started freelancing, I had enough in my account to cover one month of rent and a bag of rice and beans to stay fed. I didn’t have more than a year (and a half) of experience and even more troublesome, the small bit of design work I had wasn’t great. As dark as it seemed, I took the plunge and got to work.
Working out of a back room on an Asus laptop, and a red peanut desk from IKEA, it was obvious that if I wanted to make a living doing what I love, I would need to focus on my strengths and find advantages in places others hadn’t.
I found that those uncommon advantages shared a common strength: communication. Before I could hold my own in my field, I relied on clear communication and a deep caring for people and projects.
As my client base and business has grown, I still find myself making a hearty bowl of rice and beans to remember where I came from. When you work with a freelancer, you lose many of the extras of working with an agency, even if you’re saving money. Understanding this, I do my best to work in a predictable, professional manner, focused on providing as much transparency into the working process as I possibly can.
Be the captain of
your own life. Don’t wait for opportunity to come and find you—go chase it down!
I'm Savina a graphic designer working with women and diverse-owned companies in the cannabis industry. I believe in those who are passionate about cannabis and its history.