Yasssss!! Beyond excited to join the amazing team and use my skills ☺️🙌🏽 I love combining my techie skills with my artsy side! Thank you to my friends who have been referring me for amazing freelance work ❤️

Announcement from beGirl.World:

“We’re growing and couldn’t think of a better #supersoulsunday than introducing our new social media & website design lead, Ashley Esposito!

Ashley has travel in her bones! She lived in #Germany as a kid and was raised primarily in #Arizona. Ashley is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in graphic design, web design and social media management. By day, she is a IT professional and in her free time she volunteers with several organizations that focus on education, and grassroots organizing. She is also a community leader who is passionate about meeting people where they are, and making sure that messages are effective. She currently resides in #Baltimore with her husband, adorable newborn son, and family dog, Miss Chachi.

We have so many things planned for the next few months and Ashley is right on time to help take us to the next level to impact more Black girls.

Oh and her favorite destination? Naples, Italy!”

Do EVERYTHING that makes you happy

The way my life is set up….I have a LOT of interests that I love equally. I noticed recently that I have friends around me who do too. I was wondering how we all got here. How did we end up like this? LOL!

I hate the expression “Jack (or Jane) of all trades, master of none”. I’ve always dabbled in a little of everything when it comes to business and especially art. I definitely give props to people who have found their niche and solely focus on building that up. I am a strong believer that all of your talents can improve at the same time. In my case, there are things that I’ve learned in other jobs that carry over to unrelated work.

I work in the technology field by day and I’m also a painter, graphic designer, photographer, social media marketer, and occasional web designer. I love what I do for my day job. I like the process of creating databases or writing code because I feel like it is a creative process. The rest of the activities I do are freelance. I manage my own schedule and take jobs as they come.

For example:

~ Photography has helped me understand lighting and composition in my paintings

~ Graphic design has helped me improve in my photography editing

~ Painting has given a steady hand for graphic design and photography

~ Graphic Design, Photography, Art, etc. have made me a better Developer when it comes to user interfaces

~ I wouldn’t be a developer without social media. Shout out to Myspace for teaching me HTML LOL!

~ Helping others with social media marketing helps me build my own presence

What I have found is that by doing all of my side hustles simultaneously, there is a lot of cross promotion! Over the years, I’ve been able to work with the same person on multiple projects because I CAN wear several hats. So, if you have a lot of things that you love, do them all.