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Carmia Cronjé
Works at Clementine Creative
Attended Unisa
Lives in Somerset West, South Africa
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Guess who is on his first holiday to the sea? My furry friend, Griffon. He and I both needed a little R&R!
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I was interviewed on Gill's blog! Check it out here:
 
Following Your Dreams Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
A personal conversation with a Graphic Designer
#TrueStoriesWithGill http://goo.gl/tQg5jF

Today, I’m going to tell you a different kind of a story about following your dreams, which will give hope to many of you who are struggling to do the same.

Ready? Here it goes.

+Carmia Cronjé studied web and graphic design in college. And although she always thought she would get an office job like everyone else, an idea of working for someone other than herself never felt right to her.

So she decided to start her own freelance business. She had to learn a lot of things on the way and was close to giving up a couple of times, but she never stopped believing in herself and work hard.

Four years later, Carmia is a self-employed graphic designer who has the luxury to work 35-40 hours a week from a desk in her bedroom and say “no” to projects she doesn’t feel passionate about.

The end.

What, you don’t agree it’s a unique story? Ah, I know what you are thinking: Where’s the drama?

No “I quit my well-payed job after 20 years”. No “I sold my kidney to invest in my business”. No “lucky encounter orchestrated by destiny”.

So why is it an inspirational story?

Because it shows everyone who neither wants to sell their body parts for seed money nor rely on “destiny and luck” that simply believing in yourself and working hard works, too.

Meet +Carmia Cronjé, a graphic designer from South Africa and an owner of Clementine Creative.

Carmia doesn’t follow trends and prefers to make something unique from the heart, turning for inspiration to books, tea and penguins.

At her young age, Carmia has extraordinary self-discipline and believes that to become a successful freelance graphic designer you need to be determined, and have ambition, faith and motivation.

I’ve been always interested in graphic design fascinated by the “magic” these people do to create stunning things.

Besides, in the time of Canva, everyone feels like a graphic designer. And I’ve got Photoshop, a thing for designing infographics and images for my blog, and lots of questions!

So prepare yourself for a 4000+ words article (as always). And, as always, I promise you it will be worth it.

Read the full interview: http://goo.gl/tQg5jF

#interview   #graphicdesign   #freelance  
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Download some free clip art on the blog today - hand-drawn frames!

Use them in your blog header, blog photo overlays, and more.

http://www.clementinecreative.co.za/hand-drawn-frames-free-clip-art/
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It's never too late to get organised. This printable weekly planner page has just made its way into my shop! See it here:

http://www.clementinecreative.co.za/shop/printable-weekly-planner-page-bright-n-simple/
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Stick to your meal plans with this printable planner I shared on the Lanalou Style blog! Download here:

http://lanaloustyle.com/2015/03/designer-freebie.html
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I've been waiting for this video - Americans try South African snacks

Their pronunciation of some of the words was hilarious!
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Giving gifts this Easter? Why not add some cute tags! These tags are free to download here: 
Download these funky printable retro "Happy Easter" tags and use as gift tags, mini bunting or stickers. Available in a variety of colourways. Free to download and use!
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This cute, friendly font is free to download this week on Creative Market!

http://crtv.mk/q00jV
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Something to ponder over... Would you remove your social media buttons from your blog?
I'm Ditching Social Media Buttons on my blog and in their place I am encouraging readers to become subscribers.
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New post! If you want to design your own business cards, read these tips first:

http://design.clementinecreative.co.za/tips-for-designing-your-own-business-card-part-1

#creativebusiness   #tipsandtricks   #businesscards  
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Education
  • Unisa
    BA Communication Science, 2009 - 2014
  • Villiers High School
    1995 - 2006
  • CTU Training Solutions
    Graphic Design, 2007 - 2007
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Freelance Graphic Designer
Introduction
Founder of Clementine Creative. I create cute printable stationery like calendars, greeting cards, bookmarks, etc that you can download and print at home.

I am also a freelance graphic designer, specialising in designing logos, print materials like flyers, business cards, advertisements, posters, etc.

I also design and sell my DIY wedding invitations.
Bragging rights
I got 5 A's in Grade 12. I also speak Afrikaans and English.
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Graphic Designer
Skills
graphic design, branding, print design, invitations, stationery
Employment
  • Clementine Creative
    Freelance graphic designer, 2008 - present
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Currently
Somerset West, South Africa
Previously
Gordon's Bay, South Africa - Villiers, South Africa - Vereeniging, South Africa