Spotlight on Lindsey Peterson, new HYP member in 2016, recently moved to Holland/Zeeland from the Pittsburgh Area (New Castle, PA).
Company: Herrick District Library Job Title: Graphic Designer
What brought you to the Holland area? Honestly, just life. I was looking to go somewhere new if an opportunity was provided, and here I am! This is a beautiful area that has a great art community, which was attractive to me as a designer. In addition, I have a few really close friends that live here, which made moving to a new place even more appealing.
How did you get involved in your current work? I had heard of the opportunity at Herrick District Library through a friend before I moved to the area. It's a great place to be a part of and I am really enjoying it!
What is the best piece of career advice you've been given? "The no's are just as important as the yes's. Both are necessary in achieving success."
Tell us about your side business: I have a small greeting card company called Colorfly Creative. It is a quirky, fun, illustrative card line that allows me to create and do something I enjoy!
What are some projects you are working on that you are looking forward to? I am in the middle of designing a new collection for Colorfly Creative and am re-branding a little...I am excited for the direction that my company is heading!
Are you involved in any other organizations in the area? If so which organizations? Not yet since I'm so new, but I do hope to get more involved as I continue to settle in and learn more about different opportunities!