Who & What is Those Who Wander Design
My name is Tania and Those Who Wander Design is my baby. Started in a hotel room in Chicago during a random business trip to the States, this little side hustle has been my lifeline in an ever changing professional career.
So who am I?
Well, aside from being a daughter, friend, colleague, adventurer and, to quote several close acquaintances, a ‘bad influence’ when it comes to all things sweet and sugary, I am me. & I am very much a work in progress.
I am not young but I am also not old. However, I am at that age where, accordingly to conventional society, I should know what I want; a career, relationships, goals, the whole five year plan.
The thing is, if you were to ask me what I want from the next five years, it would likely take me those five years to tell you. It is not because I do not know; fundamentally, I know I what to be happy above all else. It is more a case of the fact that I do not rate the above as being as important as being happy when it comes down to it.
Now, before you say ‘but surely those things will make you happy’, hear me out.
Happiness, and what that means, is down to the individual. Society can’t tell you what makes you happy; what it can do though, is provide you with the people, products and places that ensure you experience you own version of happiness in one way or another.
For some, happiness is found though trawling vintage boutiques searching for a bargain from the 1980s. For others, it is through meeting new friends and developing relationships that will last a lifetime.
However, for me, it is through travelling to far off places and immersing themselves in new and foreign cultures. It is in baking a batch of brownies for my friends for no other reason than simply because I can. It is in bringing a person’s business vision to life, through graphic design and branding; through helping another person realise their life dreams and goals and giving them starting point for their journey has to begin. For me, happiness is found in the smallest of places or in the simplest of pleasures.
Over the years, I have been blessed to do all of the above; shop, travel, cook and simply find happiness where I can. It has been an eye opening experience that has allowed me to discover new cultures, forge new friendships, discover the beauty of the world around us and help embrace a life outside the four walls I call home. When I am in my 80's and looking back on the years, I know I will be forever grateful for the life I have been blessed to live.
So what is Those Who Wander Design?
My baby, as I like to call it, is my lifeline… My chance to place some faith in my creative talents, my chance to work with other small businesses to help them grow and my chance to live the dream. A nomadic existence as a digital designer… Free to explore the world, laptop in hand, finding creative inspiration in the far of corners of the world!
Follow my journey and ongoing projects on Instagram @thosewhowanderdesign.