I am very proud to share that we are celebrating 10 years of JPD Studio!
To our amazing clients, thank you for all of your trust, inspiration and for challenging us. We love flexing our creative muscles with you. Many of you have worked with me for 5, 10, even 16 years! I appreciate your loyalty, treasure our relationships and greatly value having the privilege of contributing to your growth and success. Keep the challenges coming!
“A lot of good love can happen in ten years.”
I would also like to share deep gratitude to my JPD team, the most brilliant, creative and kind women I know!
To Kim, Krista and Vita, over the past 7+ years you have helped build and shape JPD, it is a reflection of each of you just as much as it is of me. No matter the challenge, you have always helped us find a way. Over and over again I’ve been left in awe at the end of our projects (1000+ projects and counting!) This journey would have not be the same without you. I’m so grateful it was with you. I am blessed to have experienced magic and beautiful moments with you. With profound love, I thank you.
To Julia, I know it was just over a year and a half ago that you joined us, but honestly it feels like you’ve been here all along! Within this short period of time you’ve already embedded your mark on JPD. Through your values, passion and biz dev savvy, you’ve helped us refine our mission, attract dream clients and find new ways to grow. I’m very grateful for you.
To my friends and family, thank you for your unconditional support. You are my JPD Angels. I could not have made it this far without you. With you on my side, anything is possible. You know who you are.
I still feel as committed, passionate and exhilarated about JPD as I did on day one. Let me tell you my story.
My parents, who immigrated to the US from Colombia, did so in order to provide my brother and me with the opportunities that they never had. Having them as my foundation and as my role models gave me the confidence to take chances and always strive for more. Most importantly they believed in me and supported me every step of the way, even when I made the decision to leave my full-time web design job at age 25 to start my own web design business. They trusted my vision, never doubted my choices and believed in the daughter that they raised.
On my first day at my new office, I walked defiantly over to a blank whiteboard staring back at me and wrote, “Everyone in the world wants to work with me.” This became my daily mantra, one I still wholeheartedly believe in.
Since then, my business has nurtured me just as much as I have nurtured it. It has given me some of my favorite memories, connected me with some of my favorite people in the world and has gifted me some of the toughest challenges that have helped me grow into the person I am today.
If I was offered the chance to go back in time, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!!! Through my business I get to be creative everyday, learn about new and exciting brands and work with my dream team, a team that I love and respect deeply. The best part is, through our work we get to make a real impact in other people’s lives and across the world. These relationships, projects and experiences feed my soul.
These last 10 years have taught me to never give up and to listen. Listen to your team, to your clients, to the needs of your business and to your gut. Listen without judgement and take action.
Thank you for letting me share this with you! Here’s looking forward to the next 10 years!
Founder & CEO