I am Jessica, the founder and Creative Director of Jessica M. Studio. I run a design studio that helps businesses to elevate their online presence through distinct and timeless custom design. We offer branding, web design and Squarespace website templates. My aim is to eliminate the overwhelm associated with tech and design. I am originally from Sydney Australia, currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
What inspired you to start your own business?
"Seeing their idea come to life or helping them to elevate their established business is incredible" I started my business at the end of 2017, while living in Europe. I wanted to have more flexibility and freedom so I could continue travelling. It has transformed into something much more since then, and I love that I get the opportunity to help business owners grow their freedom filled business through building solid foundations through their brand and website.
What's the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a female founder?
Overcoming the fear of failure, this used to be really paralysing for me - it would stop me from trying new things or better yet promoting my services and the value I bring to other businesses. "When I tried starting a web design business prior to this one, I didn't get far because of my fear of what everyone would think if I failed." I didn't give myself the chance, things are very different now and I am glad I overcame that fear.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who shared this with you?
"The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit." I read this and it had an impact on how I handle growth in my business. I sometimes expect results straight away, but things take time, there is no such thing as an overnight success, so it's enduring challenges as well as celebrating the triumphs. For a seed to flourish you need both rain and sunshine and to nurture it as it grows, the same for your business.
Celebrate other female founders and win!
We've teamed up with Jessica M Studio to celebrate IWD 2021 with this amazing giveaway worth $1000. Head over to the 'gram to enter and for all the details - winner announced 9 March 2021.