I believe it was 1997 . . .
A young woman approached me during a conference and told me, in essence, that my hands were creatively blessed. She compared me to the biblical Dorcas who was known for making things, especially clothing, for the needy. I didn't run off and begin my empire then, nor did I trash everything she said. I simply considered the matter.
Years later, I found myself creating media covers for sermon series, decorating product tables, taking graphic design classes, and dabbling in photography . . . AND ENJOYING IT. God had even blessed me with a position with a wonderful company working in the graphic design field. In the course of my tenure, the company began downsizing. I began struggling. I believed I was supposed to start my own company, but I wasn't sure how to do it, and was probably a little fearful of actually doing it. I prayed, "Lord, don't let me have to lose this job in order for me to start this company," and then came the invitation to my CEO's office. I didn't think anything of the invitation at first. I was pretty sure he just wanted to talk to me about another article I needed to write and layout in our magazine. But one look at him and my director, and I knew this wasn't the case. My CEO was very apologetic, praised me for my work, and even gave me a letter of recommendation as he announced that my position would be outsourced.
So, I cleaned out my desk, called my husband and drove home. A few months later, I began Morgan 4 Design. I wanted to do graphic design and incorporate a few other things into my business and this was as good a time to do it as any. My name is Tracy Morgan. There are four members in my immediate family. So, the name Morgan 4 Design just seemed to fit. So here I am, loving what I do and hoping you do, too!