The Spotlight page highlights entrepreneurs….plain and simple! Come here to find out who is doing what, why and how!!
Entrepreneurs will tell their stories, share their trials and triumphs and give YOU inspiration to create your dreams!!
Our current spotlight is on Julie Holloway, Founder & CEO of JMH Creative Solutions
Julie M. Holloway (aka JMH) of JMH Art & Design Studio, is a native of Chicago, IL where she currently resides with her husband Darnell and two children, Jasmine and D.J. Holloway is a freelance artist who is a versatile and gifted designer, artist and marketing guru. Her projects reflect her expertise in designing invitations of all kinds as well as beautifully-crafted book designs. Her graphic designs can span from the simple one-page (one modest idea) to the complexities of flash, using the latest software technologies that only the most exceptional artistes in the field of design are currently using–and she is sculpting that software in to pages of branding heaven–sometimes leaving her customers so ecstatically happy with her work that they have no words; they are in tears of joy and are truly appreciative that she has put forth such an exalted effort on their behalf.
Then there are the branding concepts she develops with ease. The branding aspect appears to be a natural extension of the work she does as a designer. Her eye naturally pulls out the most vital details for a project that will make it soar to new heights and draw the consumer in with the unusual quality of the painting and/or mural for which she has been commissioned.
Much of her artistic ability was self-taught with the home-based, Art Instruction School, where she began around the age of eight. Her natural talent was soon discovered in elementary, junior high and high school where she studied studio arts for all four years. Afterwards, Holloway continued to study at a pre-college program at Ringling Art & Design in Sarasota, FL. She also studied at the prestigious, School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s foundation program. She is currently studying at Capella University, and is looking forward to graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree in the summer of 2013. Throughout her schooling, her art has regularly received many awards and recognition.
Holloway may have begun her business as a fine artist with a love of painting murals, but because she has that “it” factor, she draws people to her graphic design services with ease. Men, women, children, babies, strangers, the old crotchety type, and the business type – all the way up to the CEO are attracted to Holloway because, there’s just something about her. She exudes this air of peace, tranquility, and trust. When you put your project in her hands, you are assured that your project will be worth every penny you invested and more. Not only does Holloway give you her best work, she gives you the very best of herself. She has truly discovered a love for helping the next entrepreneur put their best foot forward.
Holloway’s lifelong passion has always been to pull up those who need help, get the help they need and more. It is one of her greatest joys in her design business to surprise a client with a free logo from her, “Logo Gift Project,” wherein she consults with a new entrepreneur and discovers what they hope to achieve in their new business venture. Unbeknownst to this aspiring entrepreneur, Holloway has been gathering information that will help her to design the perfect logo for that client’s business.
Once the client finds out what is happening, they are overjoyed, they are speechless and so grateful that someone would take this chance on them and help them in this way. Holloway knows all too well that this gesture – which is a small gesture to her –can make all the difference; from simply opening the gate, to bursting out of the gate, ready to fly and use that new logo to bring about the change that is needed to give the once hesitant entrepreneur a much-needed burst of confidence. Oftentimes, this gesture on Holloway’s part, results in the entrepreneur’s very first sale.
That rush she feels when helping entrepreneurs – both old and new – is the kind of feeling that Holloway constantly chases. She gets the kind of high from helping entrepreneurs get their feet wet that most people get from scoring their first big job, buying their first home or car or even, the kind of high those crazy runners get when they have been running far too long, by normal society’s standards.
The feelings Holloway receives when she helps other entrepreneurs is the reason she decided to expand her studio art business into a multi-faceted range of services from fine art to graphic design; utilizing her business skills as a virtual office assistant. Should you be in the market for any of these services, please visit the Contact page her website www.jmhcre8ive.com site for more information or for a free quote of services. If you have ideas of what you would like to see painted, or designed let her know!
The Entrepreneur Within You ~ Book Launching 10.28.2012
Julie along with 18 guest authors and 220 Publishing (Chicago, IL) will publish The Entrepreneur Within You on October 28, 2012. The book re-visits the JMH “Leap of Faith” and encourages others to follow their passion and pursue their purposes. The stories told in the various chapters of the book will take you on a roller coaster of highs and lows, success and challenges that will truly keep you on the edge of your comfy chair. These folks tell-all about what it takes or doesn’t take to succeed and be in business for yourself. You were uniquely created for destiny. Follow it!
Our mission is more about our JOURNEY. Often you become stagnant in a situation or a position, a job or a relationship. The ONLY way to get out is within yourself. I (JMH) was locked inside of a situation on a job where I truly felt I could not get out. It became so apparent that if I did not get out, I may never make it out. Alive. The mission of this book and the mission behind unleashing The Entrepreneur Within is very simple. It is our desire to INSPIRE.
It is our desire to challenge you to your greatness, to bless you with our painful but truthful stories so that you may not feel so alone. Or so that you may feel the courage or the power from one of these authors. The goal is to reach every single soul within one or all of the diverse chapters of this book. Go ahead, live a little. Be your GREATNESS, expand upon the life that you were given when you were born. Be who you want to be, and not who everyone else wants you to be. be.cre8ive.
Learn more at www.theentrepreneurwithin.org
Julie’s Advice for Any Entrepreneur (new, old or aspiring)
“Follow your dream no matter what age you are now. Follow it with passion, endurance, with hope and with consistency. We only get one chance in LIFE!”
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