Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in web design but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ila Trivedi, a web designer, HTML-CSS developer, and UI consultant based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Creative designing that is user-friendly is my forte, with 15+ years of experience. The design taste of every client differs based on their requirements, and that's my expertise as I can easily understand their needs and deliver my creativity for their end results. Around the globe, I render designing services for different development teams for web, app, and digital marketing activities, especially social media and other areas where they want beautiful custom graphics like web design, brand identity, print media, or any digital assets.

Tell us about yourself

I was fond of designing from childhood and started hands-on web designing during graduation. I started my career as a web designer and gained my first corporate client work experience during my career, and it has motivated me to do my best in the web industry. Creativity which I like the most and motivates me to do something new every day to focus more on my passion for designing field. I have started my own business and started gaining clients around the globe based on my work experience. I like to interact with clients, understand their needs, and deliver their creative requirements, which will help them grow their businesses.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest achievement is client satisfaction when they are happy with my digital work and output as per their request. Alongside I am happy with the versatile client portfolio and achieved clients from different continents. Moreover, I got the edge with expertise on different kinds of client requirements in various industries, especially with my itechmelange platform, which caters to a large client base for a quick turnaround for creating their digital presence with a cost-effective model, which is ideal for small businesses. Thus it has sharpened our expertise and allows us to cater to any web designing for any size of business.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

For any business, it's of utmost importance for them to meet different client requirements at affordable cost. In the beginning, it was also one of the biggest challenges for me working with clients around the globe with their different requirements, but with time able to achieve their needs with ease. For small businesses, I have created a platform, itechmelange, to cater large client base at an affordable cost, along with my multimedia services in areas of web, graphics, and animation.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. For anyone looking to start, I would suggest first learning to manage personal finance and keeping an adequate balance for ongoing business requirements. Being self-employed is full of ups and downs, a bit different than a regular employee scenario.
  2. Business is all about risk and opportunities; select your niche and skill sets with a technology edge and learn to meet client requirements with great service.
  3. Never stop learning, never satisfied with gaining new knowledge, and for constant growth, keep delivering the best as per market demand and client expectations.

Where can people find you and your business?


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