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The Designers Corner

Defining a Legacy

Designs By Don W

Throughout my career, I have often been asked what has made me want to start my own business? Aren’t you afraid of it not working out? Well, the simple answer to this is my fear of failing is what drives me.

My journey as a web developer started back in 2012 while I was actually playing Halo 4, and I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do. At first, I thought of game design. I convinced myself that this is what I wanted to do and started looking into all of the different things you could do with game design and looked at the future need of game designers. Then, I sat back and really thought about my level of art and could I really compete with other people who were better artists than me? The short answer was no, and then I saw the latter being Web Design. 

Fast forward to 2014, and me transferring to the University of Central Florida, and I was learning so much about web design and what my passion truly is. It was there that I started diving into long-term goals and how I can define my legacy for my family. 

Here I was making websites, my personal touch on designs, to help build someone else’s name for their company, and that’s when I thought to myself, why don’t I start my own business? Why don’t I start defining my own legacy?

Since then, I have met plenty of people ranging from those in the educational field to those impacting the beverage industry. 

With every client I meet, I gain knowledge about their respective industries and constantly learn. One thing I have learned in my time in the industry is that success is built upon networking. While networking, you constantly reach out to see how another person in your field runs their business and how to adopt some of their practices into your own business. I feel as if this is key for any business owner to not only grow your brand but to continue to grow your legacy.