Sunday 16 June 2013

Inspiration Sunday - Marinda Jansen van Rensburg

Today's guest is another b-school buddy, I am telling you, the coolest people are in b-school! And this time we are off all the way to South Africa, truly international, these Inspiration Sunday posts.... over to Marinda...

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.... 

Hi, I’m Marinda. Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. My name means “from the sea” which is weird, because I’m nowhere near the ocean. Although, I can speak whale, so I guess it’s close enough. 

Heeeeellllooooooo, hoooow aaaree yyyyooooouuuuu?
See? I told you.

2. Where do you get your inspiration from? 

New ideas. Great design. Beautiful photography. (Finding Nemo?)

3. Tell us about your business...

I do design work for crazy-passionate entrepreneurs. I also teach women how to setup and design their WordPress site, MailChimp account and social media pages for their businesses.
I’ve always been a big believer in brand consistency, but I actually started off as a photographer.

4. What led you to start your business.... 

I didn’t have a lot of money to invest, so I opted to build my website myself. Soon after I wasn’t booking any photography sessions anymore and got obsessed with every detail of my web presence. It became very clear that it was what I was meant to do, so I recently made the switch from photography to branding + web design.

5. What does an average day look like for you?

My days are quite different from each other work-wise. Some days I create content, other days I’m on Skype with a client, or I’m managing social media updates... However, there are some things that just seem to be happening all the time, like:

  • Having a cup of coffee in the morning
  • Chatting to/spending time with my boyfriend
  • Checking my emails
  • Taking my unicorn for a spin round the block
  • Okay maybe that last one isn’t true. But can you imagine?

6. What is the one thing about your job that makes your heart sing?

Just the whole design process itself. I can get totally lost in it, doing PDFs is my favorite!

7. Share a secret with us that has never been shared online before ...

I’m one of those weirdos who ask their computers why they aren’t working properly as if they will answer. Hey, maybe in the future they might actually talk back, who knows?

Find Marinda....

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Marinda Jansen van Rensburg is a branding and design expert who offers step-by-step training programs that teach women how to create a beautiful online presence they adore.

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  1. Cool Interview Jo! I have had the pleasure to work with Marinda, she is a really smart and talented designer, and the mailchimp go to girl :)

    Nathalie Doremieux

    1. Aww Nathalie -- You're awesome!

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