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Shortlisted for a Design Award!

 

So this morning I woke up to an awesome email! One of my clients in Australia has been shortlisted in the category of “Best App Startup” in the 2015 Design 100 (Australia) APP Design Awards!

My client is HIKE POS – a retail management solution that bridges the gap between selling in store and online. Their service and associated products make retail simple thanks to a user-friendly platform and more features than you can shake a stick at including inventory tracking, employee management and comprehensive analytics.

Hike is a fantastic client to work for and the team has worked really hard to get their amazing business off the ground.

I am also honoured to be listed on their award shortlisting details :

Hike Awards

I am looking forward to getting stuck into more work with them after the summer break!

For more information on Hike then check out their website https://hikepos.com

For more information on the awards then please check out this link: http://appdesignawards.com.au/AUSAPPS15/entry_details.asp?id=14058&category_id=6898

Congrats on the nomination to Hiren and everyone else at Hike 🙂

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Confidence is Beauty & Beauty is Confidence

I saw this on Facebook today and had to share it. I’ve seen so many friends constantly put themselves down because they aren’t happy with their body. If you aren’t happy then by all means work to make yourself happy.

But…..

Putting yourself down all the time isn’t sexy, beautiful or endearing. It’s downright annoying and can be perceived as attention-seeking. Your true friends will love you no matter your shape or your size. I know I’m carrying a bit of extra weight still, but I also know I’m fabulous on the inside and that is ultimately what counts. 

Confidence is Beauty and Beauty is Confidence. Hold your head up high.  

 

When your 8yr old is braver than you are….

I just wanted to take 5 minutes to write a proud mum post, so here we go…

About a month ago I discovered a local theatre group had spaces in the 7-9yr old class and knowing my daughter has a flair for the dramatic and was interested in finding a new hobby I immediately snapped up a space. She didn’t know anyone at all and at the end of the first session she came out in tears having found it overwhelming. She also suffers with ADHD, sensory processing disorder and high anxiety levels so it wasn’t entirely a surprise she found it a bit much to cope with, but I was proud of her for trying and expected that she wouldn’t want to go again.

The following week rolled around and she surprised me by being oh so mature and stating that she would go and try it again and see if she could learn to fit in, make friends and enjoy herself. Bearing in mind that she struggles with some social skills and has confidence I was so impressed with her attitude. She went along and came out smiling and saying she had fun.

Fast-forward to now, approximately 5 weeks since her first session and she is absolutely loving her drama group. She has made a new friend and its lovely to see them chatting to one another. Best of all, they are doing a show at the end of July and she has been given the part of a mermaid with around 10 different lines to say! I hope its not too much for her, but then I am sure she will surprise me again and cope splendidly.

I am so proud of how brave and mature she has been – I probably would have run away the first day and not come back again!