Hey, I'm Rosie
I'D LIKE TO SHARE MY STORY WITH YOU
I'm a brand designer and strategist and I empower female business owners just like YOU to grow their brands and their incomes.
I'm also a mum, girlfriend, daughter, sister and friend, huge advocate of mental health and like you, have had my fair share of ups and downs since beginning my journey as an entrepreneur 4 years ago...
MEET THE TEAM
Head designer & brand strategist.
The one at the front, helping you bring your brand to life.
Elle is an incredibly valuable part of the team with more than 20 years experience in the design industry. She is currently working with me part time as an in house designer
My ever-suffering partner who listens to my crazy ideas at 2am (well, constantly would be more accurate). He's a project planner by trade and helps us with all things spreadsheet related (the stuff that makes me want to run away!!)
"FIND THE THING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
AND DO MORE OF IT"
The only thing I can ever recall wanting to be as a grew up (aside from a Pop star of course) is a Graphic Designer. I studied design at school, but the combination of a lack of confidence, no idea how to run a business, living in the wrong part of the country to land a Graphic Design job, and a tutor who was seriously lacking in support of my dream, meant I never did anything with my qualifications.
My entrepreneurial journey started quite by chance actually. I was married, and my daughter was around 18 months old. I'd had to fight my way back into my own job after my maternity leave and wasn't feeling massively valued at work. My part time income didn't make much of a dent on the bills after paying for childcare, and although I ended up being (and I use the word very loosely) promoted into the role of marketing assistant there didn't seem to be much light at the end of the tunnel. I was tired, I was poor and more than anything else, I was BORED.
It was then I stumbled across an opportunity in the Network Marketing industry. With NO idea what I was doing, NO confidence, NO business skills and feeling pretty sure it was going to be a huge flop, I somehow found the courage to take the chance and dive in.
I didn't realise it at the time but that part time job I had would end up becoming the fuel to my entrepreneurial fire.
See in the back of my head I'd always wanted to run a business, but that's all it ever was. Just this little dream tucked away in the back of my head and I had absolutely no belief I could or would ever make it come true.
It wasn't long before I realised that if I wanted to make something of myself in the Network Marketing industry, I had A LOT to learn. I started following leaders, reading EVERYTHING, watching videos and I implemented everything into my little business. Before long I had my very first team member and things kind of spiralled from there.
After 10 months I was making enough money to LEAVE that part time job.
Boy that was a good day.
I continued to work my business, and reached just one stop in the compensation plan from the very top of the company. I built a team of more than 500 women and we turned over in excess of half a million pounds in sales. Not bad for the girl who had NO clue what she was doing.
During my time in Network Marketing I learned as much as I could about social media, branding yourself and your business, and I overcame my biggest fear and actually learned to LOVE public speaking. I didn't just learn the practical stuff though. It grew my confidence, it taught me resilience by the truck load, I learned to take criticism and how to pick myself back up time and time again. I learned how to coach, how to lead and how to make progress even when times were tough.
I also learned about Anxiety.
That one I was NOT expecting. See, I lost my dad when I was 22 and so since then depression had been a pretty standard part of my life. That was until I got divorced and all of a sudden Anxiety appeared. What a whirlwind of emotion that is to deal with. To anyone reading this who suffers with mental health issues - I salute you. I firmly believe it gives you a truly unique power. The power to say 'I understand' and really mean it. Those 2 simple words can light a candle in the darkness for others and for that, we should always be thankful, no matter how awful we feel.
Anyway, I digress...
My Network Marketing business was my baby, but it wasn't my dream. I set up with a couple of other leaders who were local to me and planned a big training event we called YouNite South West. I offered to handle the event branding, designed a logo, carefully crafted a workbook and took care of all the merchandise. I often found myself spending wayyyyy too much time on the event, and not enough time on my business. I'd see graphic designers in my newsfeed and think how lucky they were to actually get paid to be creative!
One afternoon my partner called from work and asked me to put together a poster for a sports league he was creating - I was happy to of course. His friends asked if he'd had it professionally produced and we joked that I should put a logo on the corner and charge him for it.
I mocked up the M Design Co logo there and then.
In case you're wondering, the M is for Millie, my daughter.
It was that moment right then that I realised, NOW was the time.
I had the skills I needed, I had the platform to launch on, I didn't need to invest anything and I could actually do this.
I could actually BE a Graphic Designer!
The plan was always to keep the Network Marketing business and run the 2 side by side but around 6 weeks in M Design Co was so busy that managing both just wasn't practical anymore. So I jumped.
I jumped and told myself I'd learn to fly on the way down - and that's where we are today.
Still learning, still stumbling occasionally (no ones perfect, right?) but finally living the dream.
My mission is to help small business owners bring their dream to life. I have been where you are, maybe I AM where you are, and I understand your business is your baby. The perfect realisation of your dream is as important to me as it is to you and I want to help as many entrepreneurial women as I can.
From logo design, to websites and brand coaching, I am here to share everything I know and everything I am, with you.