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So, what’s my name? Well, if you gotta know. My name is Yuri Jai. A quirky yet disturbingly handsome (I have to say it) graphic designer born and raised in Miami. If you are wondering about my first name it’s taken from the protagonist of the 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak. A book ‘til this day is mad confusing to me (try reading it). As I stated I’ve been a graphic designer for a little bit over 10 years.
Working as Junior Art Director in a creative agency to a brand designer in the hospitality industry for an iconic hotel. In 2011, I decided to pursue my dreams in of eating Captain Crunch (best cereal on earth) in my underwear and strike out on my own as a full-time freelancer. The first year was a struggle between nurturing potential contacts into clients and deciphering the steps to becoming a freelancer.
Although, I’ve made a few miss steps climbing the ladder towards freelancing freedom, it has been a lot of fun. I believe everyone can free themselves from the everyday nine-to-five corporate structure. My goal is to encourage other individuals with known or hidden talents to do the same. It’s like my grandfather use to say (James Earl Jones voice) “You owe it to yourself, to pursue what will better yourself.” Doesn’t that make sense? To pursue what will make you grow mentally, spiritually and financially.Read More