Growing up Graphic Design & Owning who you are with Missy Wilson

So far, each season, there’s one guest who is a kindred spirit of mine & this season it’s Missy. She was practically Raised in the AUC IN THE PRINT SHOP – she tried to buck the system and go to Mass Comm in college, but still came back full circle to Graphic Design & Branding. In our conversation with Missy, we learn that being a creative & being a creative business are two different things. A piece of advice she gives during our interview is to make use of all of your networking opportunities.

Produced by B.T.M. Studios

One of my favorite childhood memories is standing in a print shop fascinated by print machines, varieties of paper, aromas, and the ever gratifying mixing of ink. My mom was a print specialist and graphic designer back in the 90’s and I would spend my evenings after school at the print shop; fascinated to say the least.

I continued to be art and tech-savvy through grade school, and went on to pursue Fine Arts in college; refining my design skills through application and practice.

In 2016, my husband’s employer relocated our family to Beaumont Texas, and Hummingbee Designs manifested to fill a void in creative opportunity in the area. Inspired by frequent hummingbird visits to my great-grandmother’s yard and my love for her, I decided to incorporate the hummingbird into my business name. My name, which has a Greek origin, and means honey bee, also proved fitting as a reflection of my energetic spirit and bubbly personality. I am addicted to Starbucks and Chik- fil – a, and think dry humor and sarcasm are essential to a fulfilling life.

I’m thankful for the ability to take ordinary ideas and create distinctive design, and look forward to working with you soon!

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