Lady Business Podcast S3 Ep6: I Hope It Really Transforms Us
Brittany Tainter is a 29 year old creative living in Eau Claire, WI and she’s the founder ofGiizhig Design Company. She’s a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe of Ojibwe. She started her career solely as a Graphic Designer, but now her work crosses many disciplines and the list continues to grow. Within the last several years, she’s begun to connect deeper with her Indigenous roots in various ways such as beadwork and learning Anishinaabemowin (the traditional Ojibwe language).
How Covid-19 is impacting her business:
“As a graphic designer/creative agency, I’ve definitely see a drop in clients. I’m not really receiving quote requests and some of my current clients are putting their projects on hold for now. I completely understand the situation. Most of my clients are small business owners, so their income has dropped dramatically.
As a beader, my business has also been impacted. With the approach of Spring and Summer, a lot of events like conferences, artist markets, and pow wows were coming up. I typically make the best sales in these scenarios, so I’m taking a hit there. I am grateful because I can sell my beadwork online, but I think the experience is definitely much better in person.”