We are Growing


Hey everyone! Darian here. Happy Tuesday. I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I wanted to talk to you all about something more personal this week. We are more than half way through 2017 & looking back on the year just has me in awh. 1 how has the year gone by this quickly? & 2 look at how far we have come! We as in you and I both! I love taking time to reflect and see growth within ourselves and our personal life. I find it to be truly amazing.

At the beginning of the year I set a personal goal for myself and for my business. I knew the work was going to be hard and I knew this venture was not by any stretch of the imagination going to be a walk in the park. & let me tell you... it HAS NOT. This business has challenged me, had me up... had me down, even had me second guess myself. Am I doing too much? Am I taking on more than I can handle? These were my thoughts when I was down. Is my main job as a Designer just enough? Should I be taking on all this extra? I was uncertain about running a personal business. But today I am THANKFUL. I have grown so much in this passed year. Learning alllll that I can. Taking classes, webinars, reading, educating myself as much as possible. I've pushed through. I've problem solved. I've taken steps back, evaluated myself, my business and made changes needed to improve it all for the future. It has been an exciting & nerve wrecking experience all at the same time.

If there is one thing I have learned best this year it is that no single person can do it all theirselves. Balance is so important to me and when you have balance I truly believe that helps you to live the healthiest, happiest life you can live. Mid year I knew I could not continue running at the speed I was. If I did I was going to eventually lose speed and burn out. I knew a change needed to be made within my business and I knew exactly what needed to be done to continue growing.  I decided the solution to growing this business was to bring on another member to my team. I would love for you all to get to know the newest member to DarianShantay.com - Chrissy Williams! She has joined me to help out with various projects on my site from social media, marketing and blogging. I am so happy to have her but most of all THANKFUL for her. I know this new venture is going to grow to be something amazing between the two of us & I couldn't keep the excitement to myself! Please help me in welcoming Chrissy and  get to know a little more about her below. Thank you so much for being here with us today!!

All my best, Darian

Meet the girl behind our Social Media , Marketing & Blogging team 

Just a girl who decided to go for it....

Chrissie is a 25-year-old Southern California native that currently lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband of 7 years and 2 boys.  She is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts.  She is an aspiring photographer who loves to capture lifes special moments. On most days you can find her venturing out with her little family or working hard on her design and photography portfolio. 

"The harder you work for something, the better you will feel when you achieve it."

Her goals in life are to finish her Bachelor's in Graphic Design and continue on for a Master's in Business Administration so that she can give her family the best life possible and make her boys proud. 


(photos below are of Chrissie's 2 boys. photos were taken and edited by Chrissie)