Barbados - Palm trees Canada - lake at sunset Photograph of me (Diana Lewis)

Long Story Short...

I come from the small island of Barbados that is located on the edge of the ever sparkling Caribbean Sea.

With a Jamaican/Barbadian father and a Canadian mother, I am lucky to call two very different but yet very amazing countries home.

At the age of 16 I left my island in the sun and traveled to Canada to continue my education, earning a high school diploma and subsequently an Honours Bachelors of Arts from the University of Waterloo. After 6 years in Canada I decided to return to paradise to persue my career (and also because I missed the beach).

That is when I began working at Bajan Services Ltd. (recently re-branded to Blue Sky Luxury), the best villa rental company in Barbados. I was a Marketing Coordinator and my position had various responsiblities: from creative advertising to event management to strategic marketing. However being a part of the team responsible for re-branding the company in 2012 was by far my most memorable and enjoyable project. During the re-branding, I might have had what most people would refer to as my "calling".

From that moment on, I could not ignore my artistic, detail-oriented, design-loving side any longer.

It was then that I decided to venture back to school to do a certificate in Graphic Design. And that is where we are now folks!

Proud owner of a certificate in Graphic Design for Print and Web from Humber College in Toronto, Canada.