Today we’d like to introduce you to Lynn Finney.
Lynn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I go by LL. and my journey officially began in Michigan, where I attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on Graphic Design in 2017. The funny thing is, I had no intention of becoming a Graphic Designer. I actually wanted to go into the criminal justice field but my love for drawing and creating overcame that. After graduating and feeling the passion of the clients, I created Left Design with a desire to let people know to “Go Left” and stand out. However, I didn’t really start expanding my business until I made the decision to move to Atlanta and get the ball rolling. My story begins and continues with a love for creativity. I’ve always had a passion for art and design as a whole but the feeling I get from designing and becoming a visual pioneer is like no other.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Oh, not at all, but for the most part I’d say it’s been a blessing and a lesson. This journey has definitely had its ups and downs. My struggles came from trying to gain exposure, reach different demographics and paying clientele. The shift in my life from moving to Atlanta has shown me the many walks of life that appeal to my brand. I can also say like many others, I have trusted people that failed me. Which in this case has taught me how to believe, trust and confide in myself to make the best decisions. I’ve learned to dig a lot deeper mentally to figure this out. In return I have gained amazing clients that have helped continuously fuel my passion and businesses. Nonetheless, I can say this. . . I have never had a thought in my mind to quit, but take a break… Yes! I love what I do and with that being said, I won’t take a break. I’ve learned to trust every process and keep going.
Please tell us about Left Design.
Left Definition: “Represents being unique and expressing oneself regardless of what is familiar or uncommon.”
My businesses are Left Design and Left Society. Left Design is well known for branding and graphic design while Left Society focuses more on apparel and the journey through expressing one’s individuality and story. Left Design offers illustrative, graphic, printing and web designs to cater to any and all of your needs. Left Design sets itself apart from other companies because of its meaning. I want people to get to know the Left brand and find their spot within because we are all about standing out. I am very proud and pleased to see the brands and individuals that I have worked with exceedingly expand and grow as a result of them believing in their vision and my creativity. Within three years, Left Design has worked with and designed for various musicians, comedians, chefs, small start up businesses, large corporations and more! We thrive on making sure we have a lasting bond with our clients that goes beyond quality graphics and customer service.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I could start over the only thing I would do differently is to learn to get into my spirituality and listen to my intuition sooner. In the past I listened to other people’s negative comments and have learned that that’s not the way to go. In my opinion, believing in yourself and being you is what can and will set you apart from anyone else. Don’t be afraid to be yourself; we all can get to our dreams if we write our goals down and create a plan. At the end of the day, you’re all you have. Why not do what you love regardless of who shares the same passion as you. Go for it!
- Cover Art design starting at $50
- Apparel design starting at $60
- Logo designs starting at $75
- Website design starting at $300
- Website: www.leftdesign.co
- Phone: 404.900.1502
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leftdesignco/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leftdesignco/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeftDesignCo
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/leftsociety/
(Photos wearing “Left” Shirt) Alexus Barden-Mason