Elen Angharad Jones
Web Designer / Founder of Cardigan Studio
What Steps did you take to get to where you are now?
I worked for 10 years as a Web Producer for the BBC until going it alone in 2015. It's the best thing I've ever done! More info in this blog post
FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?
Oh that's a tough one! I think my experience of working on my own small business really helps me understand what clients need. That and my BBC experience all add to the Cardigan offering.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Current web projects:
Alexandra Fullerton - Fashion director, Stylist Magazine
Pup Tart London - Handmade accessories for you, your pet & your home
The Printhaus - Arts Collective & Workshop
WHAT's your style/perspective/taste? Do you have a project that represents this?
Simple, clean Scandinavian design.
I love It's Nice That
Frankie Magazine for inspiration
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
I've currently prioritized Cardigan Studio over my knitwear business.. It's helping just to concentrate on one project at a time. I'll return to making limited batches of knitwear over the Winter which will be a nice antidote from working on the computer screen all day. I get a few funny looks when I tell people what I do - but it works well for me :)
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
I need more hours in the day please!
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
When I first left the BBC, I procrastinated for AGES about what to call my Knitwear business.. In the end I chose my full name *Elen Angharad*. I would love to back in time and tell myself not be scared to put myself out there.
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
New web projects with creative folk.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
Creative Maker & Small Business Owners
WHAT IS YOUR RATE?
We quote per project after clients have filled in our client questions: Most projects start from $750
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Request a quote by answering my client questions
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Walking my pooch Gruff in the city parks. It helps to step away from the computer screen and get some fresh air + exercise!
This member profile was originally published in September 2016.