Kris Jones is the founder and lead designer of award-winning branding agency, Red Door Designs. She got her start as a savvy business owner at the sweet age of 8, running a crafting business out of her parents’ house.
Her magnetic personality, raw artistic talent, and sincere heart for serving others put her on the fast track to launching a bustling solo design business by her early 20s.
Kris’ success has been built on sheer merit. She’s managed to leverage word of mouth, referrals and a few loyal clients to keep her business booming.
After more than 12 years in the game, Kris hadn’t managed to establish a consistent flow of projects and revenue. Her reputation as the budget-friendly, on-time design talent—working with anyone who would pay her fees—meant she was consistently busy, but not earning nearly enough for efforts. Though she was proud of her success, she still felt like she wasn’t completely on solid ground because she was still working as hard as she did during her startup days.
When Kris approached me for a consultation, she was ready to spend less time in the grind and start enjoying her success (and her life) more. She knew she needed to change her approach to the way she did business, but wasn’t sure where to start or how exactly to create the balance she was craving.
Getting Kris to a place where she could have more consistency in her work schedule, focus only on the clients and projects that excited her, and grow her income without working more, required a few adjustments to her business’ foundation.
With my help, Kris:
Kris feels re-energized about her business. Now, instead of taking on several short-term, small-budget projects at once, she can focus on managing fewer longer-term, higher-investment projects. In addition, having a solid sales funnel has made Kris proactive about bringing in project opportunities, allowing her to create more predictability with her income.
This gives her the balance she needs in her work to create more space in her life for other priorities—like starting a family.