My craving for beautiful and amazing designs can be traced back to when I was a kid experimenting with different colors — mixing primary colors to get a different shade while in elementary schools and also trying to shade images with colors which I perceived were attractive to the eyes of the viewers. I loved all this and whenever idle I could think of crazy ways to make any image or landscape look unique.
This is all led me to study interior design and I ended up in a company which specialized at interior design and decor. This was the company that I worked for for the better years of my youth and rose to the seniority rank before quitting to start my own company.
You may be wondering what made me quit while they were paying me better perks, annual sum amounting to what my company achieved after four years in operation? And worse see I saw it to liquidation because of some hefty debts.
Coming Up With Unique Ideas
This is kind of like doing research and trying out different certain exercise routines to slim down, or even to just get a little toned. Of course it is not all that glitters that is gold, but it might be gold as well. Anyways, I sometimes blame my pride for all what happened.
I had been with this company after college. The services were great and my supervisors always rewarded any efforts of coming up with unique ideas and ways of making the companies design look better and superior than our competitors’.
But those days in the 90s there were fewer tools for better enhancements and modification than they are today, hence it was an uphill climb to make amazing designs that clients would always marvel at. As much as we tried, nothing was all that original. In all what my co-workers and I did, there were some elements of originality which lacked.
However, during those days, I used to meet with a child-hood friend, Robert, who had studied Computer Engineering at college and was very good at programming. Hence, one day as I talked to him about a design that I was creating and the features that I would love implemented but the means for doing that seemed elusive, he came to my aid.
At first I thought he was kidding me when he told me that he could create a plugin that would provide additional image effects for my designs as well as enable me perform more complex actions with Photoshop in creating my designs, but it all came to be.
After about six months of coding, trial -and- error and experimenting with his wonderful creation, he gifted me with a plugin which made a difference among any designs that my co-workers, our competitors or I had ever created. This incredible tool helped me to do amazing designs that impressed the whole managerial team.
Creating Your Own Photography Company
Within no time I was the darling of the company. I was awed for my designs and this gave me the childish thought of leaving the company to start my own though I had huge salary increments since ‘my break-through’.
I resigned, and soon, I had my own company running in parallel with my former employers. I had figured out that I would have an upper hand than all of them because I knew most of the clients and then I had this incredible and magic tool. Truth to the matter, I did enjoy a fair market share, though it didn’t last long than I anticipated.
I never even thought that my former company as well as other rival companies would too be working with computer programmers to create better and more versatile tools than what I possessed. To make matter worse, I was also a very poor manager.
Within, two years of operational and another two of grappling with debts, my company finally collapsed. I must admit that I tried my best, but I was never the best. That was the end of my company. With no better choices, I went back to my former company to seek re-employment.
They accepted me back and I still work with them though the shame of my actions still haunts me to date.