As with any serious business, invitation-making is not all fun and doodles. “Patience is an important trait of an invitation designer,” Ten admitted, citing multiple revisions, rushed deadlines, and printing issues.
Nonetheless, clients’ appreciation of her finished invites are priceless and makes all the work worth it. “Knowing that I somehow contributed to a very important event in their life makes me proud,” Ten explained.
She learned the technicalities of graphic design with her corporate stint and when she was still studying. However, it was in bravely putting up her own invitation-making business where Ten developed her social skills
and decision-making abilities.
She advises freelance artists to not be afraid to pursue their craft. “It might be hard and uncertain at first, but passion will keep you going,” Ten said.
Erica Cortez-Araullo and Photos by Janica Alexi Eder