From Teenager to Web Designer

We all know the pain of creating a website or looking for a trustworthy designer. It seems to be a scarcity and some platforms just don’t give us the customizable options we’re longing for. As a child, we dream of the things we want to grow up to be; sometimes it actually happens and sometimes there is something better in store for us. There are the occasional times that we end up doing what we want, but in a different manner. NOYADESIGNS birthed from the transformation of a canvas artist to a web designer. By way of her father who needed Christina Gwira’s services during his personal time of need. Christina expected the challenge of web designing in the 11th grade. She’s six years in the game and not looking back — No wonder Christina Gwira is now deemed the Queen of the Web.

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 What inspired you to start your business and why?: When I was younger, I wanted to be an artist. However, due to circumstances of life, my parents put me through music school as opposed to helping my artistic side to grow. However, that passion and love for visual art was still there. One day in the 11th grade, my father handed me three big computer books and asked me to build his website for him. I took on the challenge and the passion that had lay dormant in my heart for all those years came to life. Instead of painting with brush and pencil, I was painting with Javascript, PHP and HTML. After making and building several websites, I decided that I'd start as a freelancer, offering heavily discounted graphic and web design work. Every waking moment was spent learning Joomla, or playing in Photoshop, or downloading Illustrator brushes. Quickly, the amount of requests that were being sent my way for my web and graphic work increased, but people didn't feel as comfortable working with a freelancer. So I created NOYADESIGNS in 2012, at the time, a one-woman creative design firm for small businesses.

What does your company stand for?: My company motto is, "We are your digital marketing firm", and that's exactly what our core belief is. We've discovered that many small businesses and entrepreneurs feel that their web designer, graphics person or social media manager is not on their side. We want to encourage and assure our clients - and all that come through our doors - that we are there for you and your business. We want to see entrepreneurs grow their brands and businesses with solid digital marketing assets for web, print and media.

How do you create the life you want?: Everyday when I bring out my black notebook and write out my to-do list, I am day-by-day working on creating the life that I want to live.

 

     Where do you find inspiration?:  As cliché as it sounds, I find inspiration everywhere and within everything I see. From the ads and work of other designers, to the dust within my keyboard (I should probably clean that!), I'm inspired in everything. Even if something I see doesn't automatically become used when designing or creating, I always see myself going back into that log in my mind and pulling out bits and bobs to use in the present.     How has your business made you a better person?:  My business has broken me out of my shell. It gets me out of the house. It helps with my well-being.    What makes you HUMAN?:  My emotions.     —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————CONNECT  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————       Website:  http://noyadesigns.com    Social Media Handles:  Facebook / Instagram / Vimeo / Youtube @designsbynoya   Email: christina@noyadesigns.com

 

Where do you find inspiration?: As cliché as it sounds, I find inspiration everywhere and within everything I see. From the ads and work of other designers, to the dust within my keyboard (I should probably clean that!), I'm inspired in everything. Even if something I see doesn't automatically become used when designing or creating, I always see myself going back into that log in my mind and pulling out bits and bobs to use in the present.

How has your business made you a better person?: My business has broken me out of my shell. It gets me out of the house. It helps with my well-being.

 What makes you HUMAN?: My emotions.

 

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Website:http://noyadesigns.com

Social Media Handles: Facebook / Instagram / Vimeo / Youtube @designsbynoya

Email:christina@noyadesigns.com

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