Happy birthday to a special panda. I am 29 years old today and it’s the 29th!
Technically, It’s already the 30th in Asia but I still have my western blast from the past on my side. To honor my birth, I have decided to host a super special gift for you.
In the Philippines, when people celebrate their birthdays, it ends up being the birthday person’s treat for others, rather than the western sense of treating the birthday person for their special day. People will throw parties… on their own tab! I found this fascinating when I first heard about it, because a birthday dinner in the states usually meant that they treated me.
My treat for you
I am offering a crazy $29 sale for a uniquely designed website/blog header. This normally costs $300, and for 29 hours only, you can get it for $29. The sale will end on April 30th 7:40pm EST.
I think I’m somewhat crazy for offering this at an insanely low price but lets not forget the $5 fiverr jobs and the fact that I live in a third world country that can “support” my low wage experiments.
You’ll have to act fast, but buying the 29 in 29 means that you’ll have a 6 month window towards starting your banner design project with me. Think of it as a coupon that expires 6 months from now. Act now, and you can avail later. So if this is something you could anticipate having a need for, no need to worry about the timing because it’s flexible. Buy it for yourself, or pass it on and gift a friend!
But that’s not all!
And now the obligatory “I’ve always wanted to say that”.
I’ll be donating 29% to a charity that I have a special connection to.
Her Stars Scholars was my first client, and although they are headquartered in New York, their main work is in the Philippines and other third world areas. From their website:
Her Star Scholars helps girls and women who are living in poverty receive an education so that they can achieve their fullest potential. We support a variety of programs including pre-schools, K-12, enrichment programs, leadership training, vocational training, and college scholarships.
I have a heart for social justice and believe that education and educating women and young girls is a big part of the puzzle, and a good start for our future. We’ve all seen the much more branded Girl Effect and why this issue is so important.
Her Star Scholars is my more localized version of the same thing. It is in my heart to help other Filipinos to have a better quality of life, and I truly believe this is part of why I am here, on this crazy adventure, even though it feels like I’m always kicking dust and nothing happens fast enough.
Still not convinced?
Here are some of my client testimonials:
Janet was the first graphic designer I’d worked with in my Crystal Clarity business, and I was a little nervous about how it would all work.
I needed a cover graphic for my upcoming ebook, and I had very definite ideas for what I wanted. But because it was very different from the previous client work Janet showed me, I was initially worried that she wouldn’t fit with my personal style. Also, I didn’t have a huge budget, so I was concerned about cost blowouts.
I’m happy to say I didn’t need to worry about any of it! Janet was friendly, professional and incredibly creative. She spent enough time at the outset trying to understand exactly what I wanted in terms of style and imagery, that when she sent me her first version, it was 80% ready! We quickly hammered out the remaining 20% between us; and I was delighted with both the quality of the final images, and how affordable Janet turned out to be.
I’d highly recommend Janet to anyone looking for a graphic designer. I know her images are going to make my ebook look a hundred times more professional than I could have managed on my own; and she’ll absolutely be my first port of call next time I need any graphics created for any future products!
-TANJA GARDNER, Crystal Clarity Copywriting Ltd.
I am still very much in love with the work you’ve done for my site. You took the words “old photography” and “Writer” and created exactly the mood and tone that I would never have done for myself! I can see an up-tick in traffic, and can see the click throughs between various pages which I attribute to how user-friendly it’s all become.
More than that, I feel this change of “e-scenery” has lit a fire in the belly and makes me want to write and create and bring things to life again! Thanks Janet! Best experience I”ve had with a web designer yet!
-K Syrah, Shoes Never Worn
Whether I make 1 sale or all 29 sales, I am dedicated to donating the 29% to charity. Whether that means donating $9 (I’ll round up) to Her Star Scholars and treating myself to a nice $20 dinner (or maybe that massage/free buffet place), or $261 to charity and $580 for myself (that I could easily use to finally move out of the slums), I’ll be happy no matter what.
Help bring the last year of my 20s out with a bang!
PS: If you’re looking for the brand new redesign of Purple Panda, it’s coming up soon! Keep your eyes peeled as I celebrate my birthday and celebrate my blog launch with a few more tricks up my sleeve. Watch this space!