Why did I do that?
I left because I wanted something more. I wanted to prove to the status quo that you can still be a present mother and a successful career creative. I needed to prove to myself that I was a strong enough creative director to go it alone. I needed to show my son that if you work hard enough, you can have a bit of that ever-elusive work/life balance. Finally, I wanted to show my clients that you don‘t need to spend a fortune paying for fancy job titles and a global presence if you have the right people doing the job.
Being a mother has strengthened my creative game. It has taught me how to be a better communicator and ace time-manager, a ‘cut the b.s, get to the nitty gritty and get it done in time for family game night’ kind of creative. It’s also taught me to be a better listener, to not just interpret but truly understand the needs of my clients. It’s taught me to value the simple solution as much as the complex one, and to trust my imagination as much as my instincts. There’s no time for doubt in the current world of marketing, and there’s no one more grounded or adaptable than a mother.
Hey Mama! Creative has been a success from the start. It’s enabled me to offer the best of myself to a small group of special clients, and to collaborate with top talent whose skillsets best suit those clients’ needs. We are a full-service agency, but you’ll only pay for the services you need. My team is made up of some stellar talent with self-sufficient, consummate, award-winning professionals who, like me, wanted more than to be stuck on the hamster wheel.