I'm a wife to the man of my dreams. Mother to the best 3 teens ever! and I'm a graphic artist who loves uplifting and inspiring through social media.
What is your favorite movie?
old movies are my fave. Charade with Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant is top of my list!
When did you first start loving graphic design?
I have always loved creating. I would doodle on ALL my school folders, books, homework...anything I could get my hands on. I lettered, drew, painted & thought I was going to be an artist. When I was a senior in high school my art teacher told me I'd never be an artist. It crushed my soul. I stepped back for a few years after high school & realized soon that I LOVED art & I would prove my teacher wrong. I ended up working really hard & getting my degree at BYU in Art Education. I was going to be the kind of art teacher that believed in my students & told them they could do anything! I taught for a year until we started having our family & then stayed home with my babies.
What inspired you to create an app?
When I was home with my babies...motherhood was number one on my priority list, but I knew I still wanted to do something with my art. I worked really hard for years getting my name out there; designing greeting cards, scrapbook lines & it was all done digitally. Soon, we realized that selling my digital art would be awesome because NO PRODUCT! So, I launched my site: rhonnadesigns.com & we started selling my digital art. When apps started getting big, I wanted that digital art to be ON MY PHONE! So, we got together with a developer & started in on the Rhonna Designs app. We launched on July 3, 2014 & just hit our 2 year mark! Then, last AUgust, we launched our second app: RD Magic & they both work together. It's so much fun!
What inspires you to keep going in life?
My Savior. Truly, knowing Him makes it all worth it. I don't do ANYTHING w/o first reading my Book of Mormon & praying. That's a MUST to start my day off or I'm not as patient, not as creative & don't get a lot done. My Savior truly enables me to do all I need to; being a wife, mother, serving in the church & still being able to run my own business.
What is you favorite scripture and why?
THe scriptures that focus on the JOY the Savior brings to me are my favorite, so it's hard to pick just one. But, this one has meant a lot to me lately:
2 N. 25:26
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prohphesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they many look for a remission of their sins."
This scripture brings me so much JOY because it's how I feel. Christ is my everything!
Why do you think it is important to "share goodness?"
One of Christ's Apostles has invited us to do it. That, for me, is the most important reason to share goodness. I sustain Elder Bednar as a prophet, seer, & revelator so when I heard his apostolic invitation AND blessing, I will heed it.
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
go to the temple, spend time with my family, be outdoors, read books, draw...i don't have a lot of spare time, but those are my favorites.
What is one dream/goal that you have with your app?
My whole mantra is to #upliftandinspire, so if I can help others to feel uplifted and inspired AND then go out & uplift and inspire those in their own circles of influence, then I think I'm living my dreams.