We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaitlin Aguilar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaitlin, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Utilizing project management software to stay organized and on top of deadlines has been key for me. I live by my calendar, which helps me stay focused and prioritize projects based on deadlines. I also have made a habit to discuss timelines with the client, so we are on the same page in terms of turnaround time. I’ve found that being open and honest about deadlines has helped build a trust between me and my clients.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
At Tenfold Creative Co., we blend creativity with strategy, art with technology, design with business — all into a fresh, honest and compelling final product. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Tenfold is a design studio dedicated to transforming stories from around the nation into compelling visual forms with long-term impact. My experience spans web design, publication design, interactive, branding & identity, package design, photography, advertising and social media marketing. I have experience empowering corporate and nonprofit campaigns with elegant design & innovative technology. Designing for social change is one of my key priorities, and I love the opportunity to help organizations amplify their voices. While discovering my niche came naturally, what was a challenge was making the transition from full-time employment to fully self-employed entrepreneurship. Everyone says they want to be “their own boss”, but to actually make that happen is a long hard road full of challenges. The challenges I’ve faced have actually given me even more marketing, web & social media expertise that I use to help small businesses grow. I enjoy collaborating with clients in order to think outside the box together and create something inspiring. Within my business, I believe in the power of collaboration and work with multiple professional contributors!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Since I reside within mid-cities and grew up in Fort Worth, I would stick to areas in Tarrant County that I know best. You can’t miss historic downtown Grapevine with the many shops and wineries on Main St. It’s full of history and it’s so inspiring for creatives. I could spend a couple days just exploring the many wineries and testing out fine wine and food—ending with a visit to the Grapevine Farmer’s Market. I am also currently inspired by the gentrification in Southside Fort Worth. The distilleries, breweries and eclectic eateries provide great experiences. A visit to the Modern Art Museum, Kimball Museum and Amon Carter Museum is always inspiring. And for a little fun with animals, I might visit one of the many alpaca farms in the area! I might also take a trip down memory lane and visit the beautiful TCU Campus—there’s always some new construction or new area to explore.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be where I am today without the incredible professors at the TCU Graphic Design program. Each one instilled in me the confidence I needed to discover my creative talents and create a work ethic that has lasted throughout my career. They pushed me to always challenge myself, and have given me the resources and referrals I’ve needed (even after I graduated) to grow my business.
Other: Behance – https://www.behance.net/tenfoldcreative
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