I am an artist and website designer based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. I studied for an MA in Librarianship at Sheffield University in 2009 which gave me a great understanding of information management - the ability to find, organise, interpret and share information. Going on to work in public libraries I quickly became used to assessing websites and their efficiency in my role of helping customers find information.
I had a dream that one day I would be a self-employed creative person and I took the opportunity of having my children to quit full-time work. I am extremely grateful to my fiancee for supporting us all during that time and also for inspiring me. Ben is a self-employed yoga teacher making a living from a job that he loves. I wanted some of that in my life and as my children began to grow I created Paper Tara Design.
One thing that I've really noticed marks me out from other website designers is my ability to listen to what my client wants and needs. I have attended a number of workshops since 2012 such as Woman Within and Celebration of Being. I have learnt how to truly listen to people, to understand their journeys and to overcome obstacles. Becoming self-employed is a big step with many challenges, both emotional and logistical. Having done it myself, I can support you in the process.