#BEYOUROWN MEETS MARIE-EVE
Meet Marie-Eve, the graphic designer behind Meve Media. Meve Media creates fresh, vibrant media, graphic designs, written pieces and forms for a unique taste. By graduating in 2007 from Vanier College in a program entitled Micro-publishing and Hypermedia, Marie-Eve obtained knowledge in software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office swell as gaining herself extra knowledge in the fundamentals of business and promotion. We talk to Marie-Eve about how she discovered her love for media and why she continued to enhance her craft.
Can you tell us about Meve Media?
Meve Media is a Multimedia online business that offers website design, graphic designs, mobile websites, social media management, application design, SEO and video marketing. We offer all marketing and branding needs to all business. I take care of social media management and graphic designs and my associate does the rest with his company EMS Solutions.
What were the first steps you took to set up Meve Media?
The first step to setup Meve Media was to go to a lot of B2B events and networking events. As well, a lot of phone calls to offer our services to new and old business owners. Thus, finding hidden online markets.
List awards/certifications/accomplishments you are proud to share with us?
I was honoured to have my poetry in the World Poetry Movement Signs: Stars In Our Hearts published in UTAH, USA in 2011 for Dreaming Mountain Goat.
Where is your main business based, and where do you operate from?
My business is mainly in Montreal QC (Canada) in an office in Laval.
What are you currently learning about as a graphic designer and the industry as a whole?
I am learning that you need to push your boundaries and skills to become the best graphic designer. As well to be unique and showcase your creativeness as much as possible.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
The best advice I recently received was from an artist I look up to Karl Wolf. He is now international but it took him 10 years. He said that no matter how many doors close to keep pushing. To persist, perfect and hone your craft.
Best advice you could give to a rising entrepreneur about?
The best advice I received from an entrepreneur Evan Carmichael is to always believe and achieve. As well to be the best version of yourself, this is what I would like to pass on.
What 3 key factors do entrepreneurs need to survive the journey?
1. Believe in yourself and achieve
2. Work Hard and never give up
3. Create and Innovate
Who do you feel is an inspiration to your life?
I feel ‘iisuperwomanii’ is an inspiration at this current moment in striving to be an online influencer and you-tuber. She is a woman that is versatile and powerful. She pretty much exhales at everything she does from creating youtube videos, writing books, dancing, giving speeches around the world, acting and empowering the next generation of girls to pursue their dreams.
What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
I would say to my 18-year-old self to be more focused on working on her dreams instead of partying all the time. As well to put me first, to be less of a people pleaser.
What has been the winning moment for you so far?
My winning moment has been focusing on myself and branding myself with my diverse creative skills. In order to get out there by creating fun and funny content.
What books are you currently reading right now that you find motivational?
I am currently reading is People in a century of portraits Vogue edited by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir
What podcasts are you listening to right now that you really enjoy?
I enjoy podcasts from fitness trainer Lori Harder and Relationship advisor Matthew Hussey.
What are your goals for the next 6 months and how are you striving to achieve them?
For the next 6 months, my goals are to continue to create as many pieces as I can from paintings to my acting and dancing skills to get known for my skills I will continue posting on various online platforms. Maximize social media utility. To in the ends be able to live of my passions.
What are the most social media platforms do you find are most beneficial for you to raise brand awareness?
The social media platforms that I find most beneficial are Facebook, Instagram, Google + and LinkedIn.
What other methods of communication are you using to keep your audience up to date?
The other methods of communication I am using are google mail with an email list to send newsletters about giveaways and promotions.
What does it mean to you to truly #BEYOUROWN?
To me, #BEYOUROWN means to be a passionate and a compassionate person that loves to create and innovate. An influencer that inspires the future generation that you can achieve your dreams if you believe and work hard. To become a successful leader.
Lastly, what can we expect to see from you this year?
Lastly, this year you can expect me to start my own online show that will showcase different talents “EveAccess.” As well, to travel and give speeches worldwide. Express myself through various art forms.