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Andrew Akinyede, Graphic Designer & Digital Content Creator
Andrew is the Founder and Creative Director of UK based graphic design studio Cakebox Creative and more recently a vlogger and creator of online digital marketing & branding school for small business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs – Cakebox Academy. His mission is to help small business owners, freelancers and consultants create a fascinating brand, attract more customers and make more sales with stunning graphic design and smart digital marketing strategies.
Andrew considers himself to be very lucky to be in the position he is in right now. He didn’t win the lottery, and he is not a millionaire (yet). But what Andrew has is a beautiful wife, two amazing children and a line of work that allows him to be creative and spend more of his time with his family than the average person gets to, especially in this economic climate. Andrew used to have a 9 to 5 job, which he really enjoyed. He worked as an in-house graphic designer at a Further Education college in London.
Andrew started doing design work outside of work to build his portfolio and a second income. He had no serious plans to leave, but as Andrew’s business and family grew, his work life balance suffered, and things began to spiral out of control.
The company structure at Andrew’s job changed and he had the opportunity to concentrate on his business full time. Some may see it as taking a risk, but Andrew has learned that in life, greatness never comes from staying in your comfort zone.
Luckily for Andrew he knew of and met many people who ran successful businesses from home so Andrew knew that he could do the same. Until Andrew met a few people who had made this achievement, he was very skeptical that one could find a way out of 9-5 and have a better standard of living. Fast forward to the present, Andrew is now running a graphic design company Cakebox Creative and building other income streams both online and offline that allow him to earn more and work less, giving him a better work-life balance.
You can achieve anything you want in life as long as you believe and most importantly, take ACTION. One thing Andrew will add is that if you’re skeptically minded, you’ll probably have what you’ve always had. Sometimes you need to come out of your comfort zone or have a change of mindset if you want to achieve the results you’ve always wanted.