We have interviewed Philippines based website designer Mikka Lagrimas. Mikka is very passionate about her work, providing four key services; websites, print design, logos, and graphic design. We really enjoyed talking about all things Squarespace with her, check out the other websites she mentions about in this interview for inspiration.
See Mikka's website here.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT USING SQUARESPACE?
My favourite thing about using Squarespace is it’s for everyone - bloggers, artists, chefs, small business owners, musicians, etc. You don’t need to have a programming background to build your own website!
ON YOUR WEBSITE, YOU MENTION THAT AT 24 YOU LEFT THE CORPORATE WORLD TO PURSUE YOUR WEB DESIGN CAREER. WHAT'S THE MAIN PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE SOMEONE WHO IS THINKING OF GOING FREELANCE?
Don’t be afraid to take risks. It’s scary to give up the security of steady income from a corporate work but I promise everything will be worth it if you do what you love and work smart (not hard)
HOW DO YOU THINK SQUARESPACE DIFFERS FROM OTHER WEBSITE BUILDERS?
Amazing template designs that are customisable, built-in SEO, outstanding customer service.
YOU PROVIDE FOUR DIFFERENT SERVICES, WEBSITES, LOGOS, GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRINT DESIGN. WHICH SERVICE DO YOU FIND IS THE MOST POPULAR?
SINCE BECOMING A FREELANCER, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST INTERESTING PROJECT THAT YOU'VE WORKED ON SO FAR?
The most interesting project I’ve worked on is http://www.gym-pros.com. I used the Bedford template on this site but I’ve experimented and learned new things while creating it.
HAVE YOU SEEN ANY SQUARESPACE WEBSITES RECENTLY THAT HAVE STOOD OUT TO YOU, IF SO WHO ARE THEY?
Chris Rushing’s website!! http://www.chrisrushing.com/ I love how the website looks alive and dynamic yet not complicated to look at. :)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING PART OF THE CIRCLE?
Aside from free 6-month trials on Squarespace websites, I love that The Circle has its forum where you can meet other Squarespace enthusiasts and help and learn from each other.