Melissa Alam

Founder & Creative Director - Alam Digital and FearlessCon

I’m a digital + experiential brand designer with a knack for helping creative business owners level-up their brand through web design, branding, photography and strategy.

What inspired you to start your business?

The freedom to travel (aka to work from couches around the world), not having a boss, not having a cap to my income, and creating impact and a difference for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

Keep going. Even if you don't get your dream client, make one up. I've used my own brands and passion projects to increase my visibility and ultimately get hired by clients, so it's possible if you just use yourself as your ideal client and create amazing work. Oh yeah, and get your bookkeeping and taxes sorted out.

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

Supporting people of color, women and immigrants as I'm all three. Also I'm a big soccer fan!

Image Credit: First photo - Carina Romano, http://www.lovemedophotography.com, @lovemedophoto. The rest are me @ringthealam.