I first saw Cat’s Blog, (click this shot to visit it) . . .
I discovered Designers who blog when I was looking for great designers to feature. Then she submitted her blog for the Link Leak Blog-to Show that Successful Blog held earlier this year. I was delighted to meet her and a new friendship was forged.
Now I get a chance to share this amazing woman and designer with you.
I sent Cat a number of questions that I figured she might answer over a number of days and they came back in a number of minutes. . . . That shows a lot about who she is.
Today we’ll explore how she got started.
Hi Cat! Where’d you grow up and how did you end up in that part of the world? What’s it like for a blogger there?
Ok, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s three questions.
a) Where’d you grow up
My parents were expats (expatriates) so I grew up overseas. Not all the time as in between we were stationed in places such as Fairbanks, Alaska where I lucked out and lived through the great Alaskan earthquake. Sadly, my aunt who was visiting did not. Our last posting was Blenheim, New Zealand. I will always remember the land of the long white cloud as godÃ¢â¬â¢s country. KiwiÃ¢â¬â¢s are a very lucky people.
b) how did you end up in that part of the world?
France was too expensive so I took off for warmer, more amenable lands.
c) What’s it like for a blogger there?
Lonely at times as the US is asleep for the majority of my day, and whooping it up when IÃ¢â¬â¢m asleep. But it also means I get a lot done.
What got you started in online design?
When I decided to relocate from Brunei, I realised working in web would be more practical than print, which was my entry into the world of design. To explain, in Brunei I had local clients and a range of off-station clients. With a possible move to another country (and perhaps another after that) working 100% via the intenet made more sense.
So that’s how Cat got to be a world online designer. Next we find out how Cat faced diversity to become a blogger.
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