I am Jennifer Bourn, Founder and Creative Director at Bourn CreativeSep. 9, 2015
This is my first AMA, so I'm not completely sure what to expect and hop to provide some value! Here's a bit about me for those who don't know me yet!
I started out thinking I'd be an electrical engineer and after 2+ years of courses, I changed majors. I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Sacramento State and have been working in the field since 1997. Through college I completed six internships while working part time as a designer at a small agency. I graduated and went to work full time as a graphic designer in 2002. In 2005, with a 2 year old and a pregnant with my son, I ventured out on my own and founded Bourn Creative.
A friend taught me web design at my kitchen table to help me earn more money and I began offering web design services immediately (so sorry to those clients). I discovered WordPress in 2008, fell in love with the ability to give clients more control over their content and to reduce the revisions and maintenance I was doing for them and never looked back.
In July, we celebrated our 10 year business anniversary.
The first 5 years I was basically on my own, with my husband Brian taking care of the financials. Then Brian quit his full time career, joined the business full time, and became not only my boss (I know, crazy right?!) and developer. Today Bourn Creative is a full service design studio specializing in brand design, custom WordPress theme design, and graphic design services for small to medium size businesses. We're also a Genesis recommended developer. We work with clients around the globe and provide online business consulting and web strategy to a variety of businesses.
I manage the development of our internal systems and processes, which we have automated much of, and I do quite a bit of speaking, teaching, guest blogging, and content development for our brand, as well as content services for select clients.
We're known for working hard and playing hard. We have a Lego room. We play a lot of board games. I'm learning to cook. Our kids are now 9 and 12 and we vacation and travel A LOT ...
I think that's it ... Ask away!