I’m SO excited today to be chatting with Ciera Holzenthal of Ciera Design. I’ve been following her work for a while, and was so excited to be able to pick her brain and share her work with you. Recognize that planner on her desk?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS : I love being able to help my community and other small businesses to succeed by using my design skills.
WHAT’S A RECENT FAVORITE FIND : So I really do not enjoy shopping, but I recently discovered Golden Tote, you pick two items and they surprise you with the rest! It has been a great way to step out of my clothing comfort zone!
YOU BLOG A LOT ABOUT THE LOCAL FAVOR IN NEW ORLEANS, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING THERE AND OWNING A BUSINESS THERE : It’s hard to explain, but New Orleans just has something special. Every inch of this city has something beautiful in it’s own unique way. And It’s actually an amazing time to be an entrepreneur in New Orleans. We all route for the little guys and the mom and pop shops here! It’s big enough to have a steady flow of work but small enough to make meaningful, long lasting relationships and gain clients through word of mouth and a good reputation.
ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS : Surround yourself (either online or in real life) with people that you can learn from and help you to push your boundaries. I would not be where I am today if I would have gone straight to freelancing from college. I needed those relationships and experiences that I gained at an agency to grow!