Hi, I’m Tam!
My Faith Story
I started my creative business a little over 5 years ago on just about an ounce of faith.
I was at a turning point in my life.
I had just had a baby and my husband and I were transitioning from one lifestyle and career to the next.
We didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do, however we knew that we wanted careers that were flexible enough to spend foundational time with our son and neither of us wanted to be restricted to an office all day.
We wanted the freedom to set our own schedules, while doing something that we loved and utilizing the gifts that God has bestowed upon us.
It was a bit strange for some of our friends and family. “What do you mean you’re going to start your own business?”
However five years later, both of our businesses are good. And some of those same friends and family members are calling me in hopes of quitting their 9 to 5.
What I love most about what I do is that I get the opportunity to help self-starters (Lifepreneurs®️) , like you, start-up their own businesses doing what they love on their own terms.
In my professional life, I am a brand stylist, a graphic and web designer, and a lifestyle photographer. In essence, I create pretty logos, icons, and collateral items for my design clients. In addition, as a web UX and UI designer, I logically arrange user interface elements on the screen, establish and test landing sites, integrate third-party software and manipulate front-end coding. (The preceding sentence was for my techies!) To sum it up for everyone, I design ultra-user-friendly, well-constructed brands and websites that work. I birth brands to life that definitely add a “wow-factor” to enhance any business and marketing plan.
I love what I do.
I am client-focused.
I organize your thoughts.
I am a strategic & visual problem solver.
I cater to the details.
I calm anxieties.
I guide my clients as they travel along the path towards happiness in their businesses.
BS Health Sciences Management
Minor in Business Administration
University of Alabama-Birmingham
I have the tools, expertise, and the creativity. Along with your bright ideas, we can create something truly unique and wonderful!
Are you digging my style?
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Well first of all, I don't get out of bed everyday to just be ordinary. I’m a believer and a go-getter!
I know that I've been given this life to live and I do my best to do just that. I'm a fun-loving, creative soul. I'm in love with God, life, and having the ability to beautify the world each scene at a time. OK, now that I've shared those tidbits, let me back up a bit.
I started bumbling around with computers when I was in high school. However, by the time I finished up my college experience I traded-off my Computer Science degree for one in Health Sciences Management.
(I absolutely hated programming then!)
My love of computers and design never left me. Shortly after graduation, I was afforded the opportunity to travel around the world with the man of my dreams as he chased a basketball. To make a very long story short, that man became my husband. We spent the next 11 seasons (a little over 10 years) gallivanting all over Europe. While living my happily ever after abroad, I took advantage of the time to soak up world cultures, study and develop my design skills. About five years ago (wow, time really flies!), my hubby retired and we returned stateside with a new addition.
Ever since returning to the US, I've been trying my darnedest to exhaust all my creative powers by assisting others in finding happiness in their lives and careers. I've flirted around with many career aspirations, but I always come back to my love of design and using all of my superpowers to help others discover and pursue their passions.
When you’re not designing what are you doing?
I enjoy spending time with my loving husband and my oh-so-adorable son. My perfect "me-time" evening is spent relaxing with a good frothy, cinnamon latte or a cup of ginger tea. I'm also a sucker for a good magazine and an HGTV episode.
How would you define your style?
My style is classic with a bohemian/whimsical notion every now and then. When it comes to fashion, I wear what I feel comfortable in and that may be sweats with heels and a headscarf, but it’s going to look good. My go-to clothing item is denim anything. I also love a nice leather handbag and a dazzling accessory. Overall, I like simple aspects of style and design and when it comes to clothing, furniture, or even accessories it must-definitely be comfortable to be me.
If you could switch lives with someone right now who would it be?
In my other life, I'm Beyoncé without Jay-Z. I want my husband and my son. (And to be honest I only want her flat stomach and money. I can do without the fame and problems.) On the home front, I consider myself a nag-free wife, the most soulful Mom and a curator of entrepreneurial dreams.
Brands I'm crushing on right now...
I love RH's lavish, European-influenced, old world style design aesthetic. They sell gorgeous vintage-inspired furniture built with modern intricacies. I'm always excited to open my online purchases. The smaller items are packaged so wonderfully in little protective bags and chic boxes. My favorite purchase was my slate grey, soft Italian leather Chesterfield sofa. Not only does it set the style and tone of my house, but it’s the most comfortable spot in the house.
I buy 70% of my wardrobe and my son's wardrobe from the Gap. The style is simple and quintessential. Since I started shopping at the Gap in college, I've always known exactly what to expect. Neutral colors and loads of denim. Just like the name, most items purchased are my go-to, in-between, interchangeable staple pieces in my wardrobe. Whether I’m snagging a great pair of jeans or a comfy wrap dress there’s always something stylish for me there.
What girl doesn't love a good trip to Sephora? I don't like getting my makeup done, but I love sampling all the new products. I love Sephora's classic black and white patterns against the vibrant colors and tones of various cosmetics, toiletries, and tools. Whether shopping online or in-store, it is one of my favorite places to be and I can browse for hours.
This last brand, I fell in love with while living in Europe. Zara satisfies my quirky, eclectic side with items that just shout Tam. From my leopard ballet slippers to my blue velvet military-style jacket, they always have something new, fresh, affordable, and sure to stand out. They're something like the Tam Finley Design Studio™.