“Gillian's work is outstanding. She is literally the best out there.” – Chelsea Wilson – Hey Ms. Traveler
Chelsea Wilson is AMAZING! She is a U.S. Diplomat who is determined to help woman travel the world safely and efficiently. She has so much advice on her website for living and working abroad, as well as travelling as a woman of colour. It is an amazing resource for ANYONE looking for a bit of adventure. Definitely a must-read for anyone setting foot outside their own country.
Tell me a bit about your business and what brought you to start it in the first place?
I am a first-generation traveler and diplomat. I teach women of color about the foreign service, how to travel boldly with confidence, and about career and academic opportunities in international affairs. I created this site because there are travel blogs, but there are not any sites (to my knowledge) that tell the perspective of a black female American Foreign Service Officer, or women of color in international affairs.
What is one lesson that you wish you knew from the beginning?
Don't let fear stop you. People are waiting to hear from you. Also, everyone has their own gifts. My gift is not design, but Gillian's is. Look for people who can help you make your dreams come true.
What was your “AH-HA” moment that made you take the plunge into this business?
I have been blogging since 2012. But, I never could design my site the way I wanted to. I wanted a site that was professional, classy, and that fits my personality. When people view my space on the internet, I want it to be a true representation of me. Gillian definitely delivered! I'm so glad I was able to work with her.
Out of all the amazing designers out there, why did you decide to work with us?
I think her work speaks for herself. Gillian's work is outstanding. She is literally the best out there. And it was affordable compared to other designers.
What was your favourite part of the design process?
My favorite part was Gillian's ability to take a concept I had in my head and bring it to life. This girl is a genius! Super talented. She is also really fast.
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