Article courtesy of Effingham Magazine
Raised in Effingham, Gina is a mother of two boys and is growing her business right from her very home. She aims for excellence with her graphic designs. “I can make anything you need.” She designs everything from websites, decals, t-shirts, and much more!
This humble hard working mother began freelance work before she started her business. “I started to get so many compliments and I just fell in love with it.” She expressed, going back to the moment that brightened the creative light inside of her. Gina explained that going full-time with CREATIVEDesigns proved to be much more difficult than she imagined but she knew it was what she was meant to do. So she worked harder for the work she felt passionate about. “It started by just doing it here and there, now it’s full time and I love it.” She said with a smile in her voice.
How do you manage working from home and taking care of two boys?
“My boys are older so they get it. They help me some, here and there. My youngest is very creative. He likes to see what his mama is doing. But once they go off to school in the morning, I sit at my desk and I start working and about the time they get home, I shut everything down and that’s family time.” Gina is sure to stay organized with keeping her business and family separate, proving that moms can run a business and still have time for the kids.
“Part of the reason why I wanted to do this full-time is because I wanted to spend time with my kids. Working full-time where I was working—I was not able to do that. I worked all the time, now I’m able to make my own schedule and if I need time off, I can allow myself that time off.”
Gina says she enjoys creating logos for her clients the most because it allows her the opportunity to bring their vision for their business to life. “Logos are my favorite to do, I like to get into my client’s head and see what they envision for their businesses. Your logo is your staple; my job is to bring that vision to life for my clients.
Big moves were made when Gina and her family moved from Richmond Hill back to Effingham. When asked about the change, she simply answered, “I grew up in Effingham. It was nice to get away, but Effingham is home.” She expressed with joy.
Setting goals for more success
Gina has been working hard from her home office and is looking to open a store where she will have the tools to create bigger jobs for her clients. She is hopeful that this will be soon as her business proves to be a success with loyal customers returning for professional designs.
Written by: Stephanie Cardozo
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Gerbasi Signs provides CREATIVEDesigns’ customers with top of the line promotional products and printing. We are honored that James Gerbasi, Owner, has allowed us to partner with him since January of 2018.
Gerbasi Signs is a family owned and operated, one-stop shop for all of your printing and promotional needs. They take pride in offering great products at affordable prices. They will print your logos and designs or will help create the perfect logo to brand your business, team or organization. Gerbasi signs has been in business since 2008 and continues to grow the company, offering more and more services for their expanding customer’s needs.
CREATIVEDesigns’ videography is courtesy of Jacob Connell. We are so excited to have Jacob. He is amazingly talented at what he does and has offered his services with CREATIVEDesigns since January of 2018.
Jacob is a local freelance videographer who is currently employed with The Capel Effingham as Worship Pastor. In addition, he also films and edits most of the video productions found on their website and social media accounts. He has worked as a freelance videographer for many years creating productions for prestigious companies and nonprofits, such as, United Way of the Coastal Empire- Effingham, The Vintage Bee Company and Family Promise of Effingham.
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Southern Chic is owned and solely operated by Mrs. Stephanie Burdette. Stephanie specializes in vinyl creations. She produces one of a kind, customized signs, shirts, decals and more at an affordable cost to you. Southern Chic is located right here in the Coastal Empire and is ready to ship your custom order straight to your door. She has been partnered with CREATIVEDesigns since 2018 and is excited to get her feet wet on the businessee’ side of decor and design!
Jen’s Signs and Designs takes ideas for what you want in your office or home and brings them to life. She has made signs for businesses, weddings, anniversaries, gifts and of course just for around the home. Jen’s website is www.JensSignsAndDesignsLLC.com . On there you will find all of their in-stock ready to ship signs as well as a place to order custom orders and DIY kits.
Jen has been offering her services with CREATIVEDesigns since January of 2018. We’re so excited to have her partnership!!
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