It Began with a Creative Spirit
FOUNDER, CARRIE BECKER: I sold my 1983 VW Vanagon to fund my passage from Houston to Austin. Arriving in 1996, the thriving music scene and collective art communities drew and inspired me. Together as a group of like-minded individuals, we organized multi-media experiences. Music, art, video projections, even 5-cent advice tables could be found at these eclectic events. Up and coming local beer companies like Real Ale provided financial sponsorship and booziness.
Soon technology took over the hands-on organic cut-and-paste form of designing fliers. I needed to learn Photoshop. Bands suddenly needed websites. I needed to learn Dreamweaver. Bands also need cool vector designed t-shirts and album covers. I needed to learn Illustrator.
Back to School
This began my journey into learning the Adobe CS. In 2007, I decided to return to school. I studied visual communications, interactive design, and graphic design at Austin Community College.
Through advanced student internships that involved real-life design and development projects, I found myself immersed in a true learning experience. And loving it!
Eventually, I earned an A.A.S. in Visual Communications specializing in Interactive Design in 2010. Before graduation, I had even scored a job with ACC through a recommendation from the Director of a web development department I was interning with. This began my decade-long love of designing for Higher Education.
The Birth of Stop Rewind Design
Stop Rewind Design was founded in 2012. By then, I had accumulated a decent portfolio and wanted to work towards a more complex creative goal.
I could be considered a number of things. The founder, the project manager, a freelance designer and developer…I decided on Creative Director because I liked the ring of that. Wearing a number of hats is great if you can manage it. Sometimes you can’t.
Enter the vast community of other freelance designers, developers, copywriters, photographers and other creative go-to’s.
- Do you need better imagery with your website? (We can that make happen.)
- Are you struggling to come up with some unique writing content? (I know a girl.)
- Do you feel overwhelmed about getting a new website, and do not know how to begin the process? I will guide you each step of the way.
A Design Communities Philosophy
We are a team of professional web design, developers, and communicators inspired by mission, creativity and the most current web design trends and technologies.
One of my greatest motivations its to work with like-minded individuals to fully exceed your expectations. Together, we can elevate your web presence. It is truly your most valuable external communication asset.