Educator Gone Illustrator
Hi! I’m Josie: former teacher, current counselor, and someone who fell in love with illustration and pattern design.
My whole life I have been one of those people with too many hobbies. I like to try everything. My career as a Family & Consumer Science teacher really fit this particular characteristic of mine. I was able to teach both fashion design and culinary arts to high school students, which was awesome. Working with students led me to want to become a counselor, which I have done. I’m definitely a textbook INFJ, guys.
When I moved to California from Texas with my husband, my world was a little rocked. It took a while to find a job, and I became SUPER antsy sitting around at home. I have a major need to make things and remain busy, so I started learning about Illustrator and pattern design through Skillshare. I LOVED IT!!! Fast forward three years, and I am working as an educator again, but I have gained this amazing world of art and design that I will never let go.
This is how Hey Miss Designs popped into my head. Because I am an educator at heart, I made the scary decision to start teaching what I have learned. (Currently working on my first online class!! Yikes!!) I wanted to create a brand that spoke to who I am as a person. My students and my work as an educator came to mind. If you’re an educator, you probably understand being addressed as “Hey Miss” on more than one occasion. While I usually correct students and remind them of my actual name, this phrase has become special to me. My students don’t say it out of disrespect; they say it when they need me. So there you have it… Hey Miss Designs is a combination of my love of education and my love of illustration and design. Stay tuned for all manner of inspiration, classes, and more (because my mind…).