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Check Out Nailah Narcisso-Jones’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nailah Narcisso-Jones.

Hi Nailah, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My employment background has always consisted of Administrative work at a non-profit or an academic setting; as well as working with youth in an after school setting since I was in my early 20’s. Working in those environment were cool, but I wasn’t satisfied. I always had a desire to be my own boss since a young child. I never saw myself working at a place of employment for long periods of time because I didn’t want to get stuck there. I enjoyed having a steady paycheck every two weeks, but most of the time I was fascinated at the thought of giving that up so that I can regain control of my time, and of course make money as a Graphic and Web Designer. It seemed to be such a fantasy in those days, but a part of me knew that it could possibly happen one day.

My love for computers started at the age of 12. I loved the hardware, the software, and just basic desktop publishing tools to create things that were unimaginable. As a young adult, I was able to nurture my interests and gifting at my home church. They gave me the opportunity and the platform to learn different programs and techniques that eventually carried over into me becoming a freelance graphic designer.

During those years of working my 9 to 5, I knew going back to school to perfect my artistic craft would be necessary, especially if I wanted to pursue freelance work on the side and eventually make it my main source of income, sooner than later.

I became an official Freelancer in 2010 and gained clientele from various small businesses and nonprofits within the San Gabriel Valley. My desire to work for myself grew stronger and stronger. I realized during this season that I wanted to combine my love for visual media and my love for youth. My thought was, I can have a successful visual media company, not because of the amount of clientele that I would serve, but if I could tap into a generation that has similar interests as myself and help them perfect their craft and monetize on it.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not a smooth ride, but a ride that forced me into a space to constantly be aware and to grow. Digital Media, Graphic and Web Design and Social Media Management are industries that are constantly growing at a rapid pace.

I think one of my biggest struggles, early on, was that I knew that I had to become a master networker in order to gain new clients from a space that was not familiar. I was shy and intimidated that my portfolio of work wasn’t good enough. to compete against other designers.

There was so much to learn as I was transitioning from being a freelancer to an established business owner. From pricing to drawing up contracts were hard for me to do because I was fearful of what the client may say.

Thank God for my mentors that reassured me that I could always get better and that the more I practiced, researched, and became more confident in what I had to offer, things would change for the better.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Well, I am a Graphic and Web Designer, as well as a Social Media Manager for the Busy Business Owner. My business is Infinite Artistry, Inc. I cater to all business structures. I love assisting the Small Business Owner with their establishing the visual assets of their brand, such as logo design, web design, and helping them establish a social presence through various social media platforms.

I also have the passion to reintroduce media literacy to youth ages 10 to 17. Encouraging them to utilize digital platforms to showcase their interests, talents and gifts.

I love to see youth flourish, especially in the digital world.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I love listening to Gary Vee, Chris Do, King Ashley Ann, Jonathan DeCuir, AnGele Cade.

Pricing:

  • Graphic Design Starting at $85
  • Web Design -Starting at $300
  • Social Media- Starting at $45

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