Let Me Introduce Myself
Hi, my name is Erin. I am the principal creative and boss lady of Coastal Blue Media. I am a Graphic Designer and Photographer based in Gibsons, a small oceanside community on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
I am the mother of three marvelous children who keep me on my toes, and partner to one awesome husband. Add in our cats and dog and well you get the idea…life is wonderfully busy.
My business is Coastal Blue Media. Named to represent Endless Creative Possibilities…possibilities as big as the ocean and that stretch as far as the sky is blue! I grew up sailing coastal British Columbia and I am forever visualizing myself as always Coastal Blue. It is my happy place!
I have been a creative from the beginning my passion for photography has followed me my whole life and I am never without a camera. This love of photography lead me into the world of Adobe. I have been working with photos for decades starting in the darkroom now its in Lightroom. I spent years taking photography courses and learning Photoshop. Working in Photoshop created a pretty natural migration into wanting to learn more of the other amazing creative tools Adobe has to offer. As I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit I originally trained and graduated from BCIT in Marketing Management. Ironically this motivated me to buy a flower shop which I ran for several years before having children. Though there came a time when I grew tired of the long hours (4am flower auctions) and lost holidays (30 x 18+hour days of Christmas and Valentines) associated with owning a flower shop so I sold it. Ultimately, after having my kids I went back to school to retrain as a Graphic Designer and I discovered I loved it.
Honestly, with all the neat new technology and software being developed these days the learning never stops. I love learning new programs or creative techniques, following design trends and the ever-changing world of art and design. The enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from having that lightbulb moment when I discover the perfect creative solution for something or becoming inspired about what I will create next.
My passion to help others succeed in business, my desire to have easier access to the amazing goods and services around and my entrepreneurial enthusiasm have all played a roll in what I do today. Having studied marketing management, photography and graphic design Coastal Blue Media is the resource I want to share with you. I know that together we can create the amazing on brand solutions your business needs!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope we get to work together soon!