I am delighted to introduce my Creative Connections guest this week as Anne Ditmeyer, an American creative entrepreneur based in Paris. She is a designer, creative coach and consultant, and founded her blog Prêt à Voyager (translation: ready to travel) in 2007 to explore the intersection of design and travel. She attributes her successes to her platform saying it remains the best business card to this day.
Her work draws on graphic design, design thinking, UX design, storytelling, and global communications. She works with clients from around the world, from classes on Skillshare, guest lectures at several universities to corporates, such as Louis Vuitton and Airbnb. Anne uses creative methods to engage her students in the learning experience, she explains more in the episode but I can tell you that fun is at the heart of it all.
In this episode, we discuss:
Creative entrepreneurship and portfolio careers
The concept of design-thinking and writing your own rules
The change from in-house designer to a creative consultant
The creation of her blog and how it has secured many fantastic opportunities
How she built her business around follow her curiosity
It was so fascinating to chat with someone embracing a diverse career guided by curiosity. I finished our chat feeling inspired to prioritise fun in my work, and I'm sure you will too.
A huge thank you to Anne for featuring on the podcast. It was an absolute pleasure talking with her.