I don't believe in fear, because fear means " F-false E - evidence A - appearing R-real"- CEO, Creative Conshence Customz


INTRODUCTION
I am Okwuolise N. Conscience, am the second child and second son from a family of six siblings. I am from Aragba-Orogun, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. I studied Fine and Applied Arts, From Delta State University, Abraka. I Design T-shirts, General Branding of Apparels and Items for different functions.

THE GENESIS
Growing up as a boy, I assisted my Dad (who is an Art Lecturer) with some of the branding Jobs He brought home. This gave me an initial idea of how the branding work is done. In 2009, when I was a pre-degree student at Delta State University, Abraka, I met a friend in same department who does T-shirt designing in a much better way than what I've known. He SHARED his ideas FREELY.





STARTED OFFICIALLY
I started in 2009 unofficially, because I had to do it as a part - time job. School and getting a good degree was paramount. Officially I've been doing T-shirt designing since 2014 after graduation.

FUNDING
I started by enhancing my skills. Way back in School, I use to do manual work with paint and brush. Now almost everything is done with machines.
As regarding how I got funds, I saved up money to buy my own machines. I also got financial assistance from a few friends and family members alike. 

BRAND NAME
My branding outfit is known as "Creative Conshence Customz". A dear friend who passed away a few years ago helped pick the name. Bless Her Soul.



HOW DO YOU GENERATE IDEAS
My design ideas come from abstract thinking basically. Previous works are sometimes revisited, and I also draw up ideas from other T-shirt designers.

OTHER THINGS YOU DO
I draw sometimes, but not as much as I make T-shirts. Although I should as a professional Artist.

FEAR AND HOW YOU OVERCOME IT
I don't believe in fear, because fear means " F-false E - evidence A - appearing R-real". I'm ALWAYS HOPEFUL and OPTIMISTIC about anything I put my hands into.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I am passionate about family and friends, and the general well being of people around me. Everyone deserves a good life.



YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS?
Success is basically finding fulfilment in your endeavours, regardless of monetary addition.

FAILURES AND LESSONS LEARNT
I haven't failed per say, rather I've experimented. Life and situations teaches us daily, it is left to us to draw negative or positive energy from the lessons taught.

MENTORS/INFLUENCERS
My major influence is my friend Otobo Kenny, On who's free flowing ideas I started this craft in the first place. The quest to better than previous work. 

WHEN THINGS DIDN'T GO THE WAY YOU ANTICIPATED
When I left Lagos to Ondo State for the compulsory one year National Youth Service, I lost almost 80% of my clients and customer base. Doing business from there was super difficult. I had to create more publicity, it was hard at first getting my clients and customers back but gradually I got back in business.

LIFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
INDEPENDENCE! ! ! That's how it has affected my life. I work when I want to, how I want to, and wherever I want to. Am promoting and improving my own ideas.


TOP 3 SKILLS NEEDED BY AN ENTREPRENEUR
  1. Customers' satisfaction; That's Paramount. You must give people value for their time and money.
  2. Consistency; You must continually up your game so as to remain relevant, 
  3. Patience; Rome wasn't built in a day. Build up your craft on a solid foundation. 

LONG TERM GOALS
My long term goal is to own a clothing brand for all ages and sex. So help me God. Amen!

FINAL WORDS TO THE WANNABE-PRENUER, STARTER-PRENEUR AND ENTREPRENEUR.
Start early. Be You. Pick up a craft, it doesn't matter if someone else is in the same trade. Be better in the craft you do. Money shouldn't be your main focus. In M.I's words "Cash is no distraction when the passion is the blue". Finally, pick a craft with a little capital base.

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I Develop, Brand, Strategise Ideas that are Image Brand worthy.

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