Iain has been a graphic designer for 13 years. His design passion resonated from a young age. He enjoyed drawing pictures. All his experience and knowledge were learned by the first job he got once he finished school. He is the founder of IB Creative and Microfilms
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Below are a few points of interest taken from the interview:
Any positive habits that you’ve developed being in the industry so long?
He is straddling between an early bird and night owl. Depending on what needs to be done for the day.He found that he is more disciplined when he goes to a physical office to work than working from home.
Any bad habits that you’ve been working on?
Social media videos: he starts off watching a short clip which leads to a tutorial and even longer videos. Without noticing it, he spent about 2 hours watching videos.
Do you have any tips for startup entrepreneurs?
Hang in there. If you can make it past the first two years, you’re in. The first two years are the hardest.You must be consistent and disciplined.
two books that served you well?
‘Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable’ by Seth Godin. It’s a marketing book. This book completely changed the way he approached and viewed clients.
Do you have any apps on your smartphone that you use for your business?
When It comes to business, his more old-school. Using simple tools such as emails and phone calls. The most tech tool he uses on his phone is his banking app and calculator.
could people connect with you?
Graphic Design website: www.ibcreative.co.za | Video Production: www.microfilms.co.za