Ellivate Alliance Member Spotlight: Melissa Taylor

Who are you?

My name is Melissa Taylor and I own ekMEDIA. I am a graphic designer, a dog lover and fun fact – I’m a beekeeper!

Many years ago, I was frustrated with my full-time job because the boys got all the “good jobs” and the girls got… the other ones. Back in 1998, no one was really doing web design yet, but the internet was becoming more mainstream. I taught myself HTML and the basics of web design…it was a game-changer! I started working on freelance projects at night and loved the creativity so much that it felt like I finally got one of the good jobs!

I am traditionally not a big risk taker, but I quit my job on a whim and, well…I’ve now owned my business for 21 years!

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Melissa Taylor