Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in graphic design but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Damian Patkowski, Owner of yourfuel.art, located in Radwanice, Dolnośląskie, Poland.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm a graphic designer / 3D artist / UI/UX / motion designer, so my clients are the businesses that need the support of creating an identity/branding, website, ads, animations, 3D models, and much more.
Tell us about yourself
I love my work. I started design ten years ago, even when I was at university. Firstly I started doing drawings on paper, and later on, I developed and started playing with digital art. This is how I land in the place where I am right now. I've done many things, from raster to vector graphics from 2D to 3D, to find and try many different ways to express myself.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment was working as a graphic designer for a big company even when I didn't finish my studies yet. A company from the USA was interested in starting to work with me, and I still have projects from that company. I'm still putting my knowledge to the test and trying to grow each day and learn more things from day to day.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I think the hardest thing is to find clients. If I could find enough clients to create awesome stuff for them, I could express and show the community much more work that I can do.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Just start, don't think about it when you'll do that, etc., just start, and later everything will come.
- Try to find the perfect place for you. If you didn't find a job/work that you're good at, keep looking and don't give up.
- There will be many mistakes, but you'll learn from them. Don't quit, and keep going!
Where can people find you and your business?
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