About

“A jack of all trades is a master of none…

 

I am a web developer by profession but a crafter by passion. By craft I mean literally anything associated with paper – stationery, hand lettering, scrap booking, you name it. Being creative isn’t something I can turn off. It drives every decision I make and every hobby I participate in. The key to that creativity, however, is having a problem to solve in the first place. And nothing makes me happier than doing that for you.

 

From Internet Explorer bugs to personalized wedding invitations each project has one thing in common. I am solving a problem for my client. And for every interest I dive in to I get to use that experience to resolve each and every challenge.

My history in retail has taught me how to communicate with everyone. My background in photography has given me an eye to catch issues on sites before they’re launched. Working with all of these different mediums provides me with more approaches to any task I face.

 

 

 

 

…but oftentimes better than a master of one”

 

I write my own content. Post my own photos. I even built my own site. Some might call me fiercely independent but the truth of the matter is I prefer people. And I like doing all of that everyday. The only way I can accomplish that, though, is to make it my career. And the only way I can make it my career is to do it for people like you!

 

I’m not the creme of the crop in anything I do. I know that is weird declaration to make but hear me out. My goal has never been to be number one. It’s to do my best. To constantly learn and improve so I can always face any task. And with the confidence I’ve gained from solving a variety of previous problems.

So all I can do is communicate honestly and find an authentic vision for the task ahead. I capture genuine personality in candid photos. I craft custom wedding invitations for newly engaged couples. I build sites based on client needs and in everything I do I give one hundred percent!

 

Crafter

Check out some of my handmade crafts. Subscribe to a monthly package at patreon.com/victoriarain or buy on Instagram @handmadebyvi!

Gamer

Seriously – all things Legend of Zelda. But also a huge fan of board games and card games!

Writer

In all sense of the title. I not only spend quite a bit of time hand lettering I also enjoy writing poetry on the side.

 

Developer

I design, build, and edit sites for small businesses and non-profits around Raleigh.

Maker

If it’s on Pinterest there is a fairly good chance I’ve tried to make it myself. I can’t help it.

Photographer

Browse through portraits, abstracts, and event photos I’ve taken over the years.

 

Instructor

I am a bit of a nerd for fonts. I teach basic tips and tricks to improve your writing!

Artist

Follow me on instagram @handmadebyvi to keep up to date on what I’m making!

Wrapper

Consider it a guilty hobby of mine but I love creative gift wrapping!