About me

Hi, I’m Cassie.

I’m a designer based out of Ottawa and I work for this neat little company you may have heard of: Shopify

I started here a little over a year ago, and all of us are encouraged to start our own stores.

I just never felt I had the time

(or good enough artwork to sell)

On August 14th, 2015, after a few beers at our Friday Townhall, I decided:

Fuck it, now is the time.

I have a body of work that I’ve been accumulating over the past year.

I have the opportunity.. since I have no real plans this weekend.

I have the support from my friends, family, coworkers, and the following I’ve started to build online.

With that, cslackdesign.com was born

Over the 48 hours of that weekend:

I learned:

how to set up a domain, create products, set up email templates and a whole bunch of other things.

The things I thought would be hard turned out to be easy (thanks Shopify)

Some things I thought would be easy turned out to be hard (WTF ARE TAXES!?)

Overall, this has been an amazing experience.

I went from having just a folder in my dropbox called colours and type and shit, to a full on commerce shop powered by the place that bankrolled my doodle habits in the first place.

If you take anything away from this (other than a few prints from the shop) I hope it’s that starting a business can be hard, but with Shopify, some beer, and a little elbow grease, you can make something awesome in just one weekend.

What are you waiting for?