A Life by Design

Learning on the job

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The decision to do only Maori design paid off as it became our niche and all of our mahi came through word of mouth. The work was steady, and learning to juggle the timing of payments with paying expenses and then ourselves with what was left, created a feast or famine lifestyle that seemed to go on forever. 

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Moving up

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Moving up
We explained how Wiremu had just graduated from the design course and would be able to do the mahi from beginning to end. 

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Freehand

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Freehand
I continued knocking on doors and although there were the odd ones who didn’t order, there was amazing feedback. That was all I needed to keep going.

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The Yellow Pages

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To this very day everything gets the once, twice, thrice over. It used to do my head in cos I just wanted to get shit out, but I’ve grown to appreciate the process so much. Only took me 20 years. 

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The cheque book flex

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I’d discovered that I could write a cheque on Saturday and had until Tuesday to get that money in the bank, then repeat.

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