I'm so glad you're here! I'm Ida Fia, but you can call me Ida! I'm a self-taught photographer and book designer based in the south of Sweden. A proud high school drop out, introvert (I'd say it's a super power really), dreamer, sunset chaser and puppy lover!
I get asked this question a lot and it's a funny story actually!
Back in 2013, I discovered the band NEEDTOBREATHE by coincidence on Instagram, fell in love with their music and made a typography with one of their lyrics and posted on Instagram with the hashtag #needtobreath.
Months later, I received a message from the bass player in the band asking me if I'd be interested in helping his brother and him to design a book they'd written for charity. I had no experience with book design what so ever, but Pippi Longstocking was my biggest inspiration when I was little and she once said "I’ve never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that."
So I said "Let's do it!".
We worked back and forth for months. Who knew it could take that long to design a book! But, it was worth all the hard work. The book turned out to be a master piece and was launched on march 4th 2014 by Seth and Chandler Bolt. All profit go directly to the organization OneWorld Health that provides health care in developing countries.
A year later, Chandler started Self-Publishing School and brought me on as their in-house designer. I've since then helped bring hundreds of author's books to life and I absolutely love what I do!
Conclusion? Don't underestimate the power of hashtags!