We had the good fortune of connecting with Dichelle Jordan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dichelle, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
The whole idea that you shouldn’t work in the same field or niche as someone else. I agree to an extent but I also believe if you really are meant to be somewhere that statement isn’t correct for all business owners. Your experience and the quality that you provide is what can make you stand out.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel like my art is a mix of different things. I am a graphic/brand designer, illustrator and a photographer at times. One of my strong suits is color. I like all things vibrant and I try to stay way from just black and white if possible. I have a love for what I do and I always want a client to be satisfied with their project. I am proud of how far I’ve came since I’ve started in design in High School and I’m excited about projects that may come my way.

I’ve gotten the this far in design on the professional level because of the experiences and connections I made in college (I majored in Graphic Design). While I was in school I took any advantage to learn more outside the classroom by joining then working with different clubs & organizations on campus, collaborating with students who were starting a businesses and eventually gaining a job in a school office as a graphic designer. Once I had graduated all of these experienced helped me as I applied for jobs postgrad. I can say all of this wasn’t easy as I was trying to balance all if this while I was in my GD program. Even though I hated to, my junior year I had to step away from some organizations so I could keep up with classwork until I handle the multitasking. This helped me how to manage my time. While this is something I’m still learning it has gotten better since then.

Some lessons I learned on the way…… I would say is to give grace to yourself and stand on what you believe in. While you should ask for opinions and guidance when you need help learn to decipher what is truly there to help you.

I want to the world know about me and my story is that creativity isn’t limited one thing or look. It’s interchangeable and can mean more than something 1 dimensional.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Chester, Va which is right outside the city of Richmond so there is so much to do! I’m a foodie so some of my favorite places I would recommend is Lunch.Supper!, Miyabi Sushi, Kahlos Taqueria & Bar, Jamicaian House and many more! I would also take them to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Carytown and the Canal Walk to see a portion of some of the beautiful murals RVA has. Circuit Bar is also one of my favorite places to visit as of recently, CR is retro and modern arcade bar ; they offer wine, cider and beer on tap.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God first! Without him I am nothing. But also my parents who always supported me in my dreams to be a creative & all the host of friends and family who consistently encourages me in my journey.

Website: djordancreative.com

Instagram: @djordancreative | @dichellejordan

Image Credits
Emily Jones for Headshot

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