Dan Mahler

How did you hear about Visible Ink and why did you want to use our space?
I heard about Visible Ink through a friend of mine – Lachlan Giddings – who prints out posters at the space for our band – Baskervillain.

I want to use your space because it is a great opportunity for me to host meetings, work from an office, bring clients, employees and investors into a professional working space, and use the knowledge and connections of the awesome staff at Visible ink to help get a step up in the industry and form mutually beneficial relationships.

What are you currently working on project-wise?
My team at www.eevaneak.com and I are currently working with a few clients on some graphic design work for ‘My Skin Cancer Center’, and building a new website for Westside Dermatology’s ‘Medical Allergy Clinic’.

What do you do, and why did you choose to go down that path?
My business, Eevaneak works in website and graphic design as well as video development and promotion. You can have a look at my website – www.eevaneak.com – which focuses on helping to bring small and medium businesses into the online world, developing an online aesthetic that engages their viewers and maximizes online conversion.

I got into this industry through an online course created by a business in Melbourne – Freedom Business Blog – because I didn’t want to be sucked into the black hole of a nine-five minimum wage job that wouldn’t allow me to grow and improve the skills that I want to develop as a young entrepreneur.

What do you love about your work?
I love helping small businesses reap the real world outcomes that online marketing affords them, and seeing them enjoy those results.

What would you say led you to where you are today?
I have always been unenthusiastic about getting a typical job, and although my passion in music has and always will be my priority, I realized early on that it may take a long time for it to become a viable source of liveable income. I thought that in order to get to where I want to be, I need to do something not many people are prepared to do, so I started a business to fund my life of freedom, music and adventure (until it can pay for itself).


What do you get up to in your down time?
I love playing guitar, performing in and around Brisbane with my band Baskervillain, and reading. Lots of reading including biographies, textbooks, marketing and branding books, how-to guides, stuff like that.

Is there any advice you would give young people wanting to get started in this field?
For people wanting to distance themselves from a lifetime of nine-five jobs, and move towards a lifetime of building your own destiny, my advice is to dream big. Take what people say you can’t do with the smallest grain of salt, and only believe in what you can do. For every pivotal thing that has gone and been or still exists (Facebook, Apple, Ford), there were big-thinkers behind it, taking a risk, to make it happen.

How would you suggest young people get involved in opportunities like this in Brisbane?
Develop your brand. Get creative and get busy. Next, build your website. READ LOTS AND EDUCATE YOURSELF: The internet is huge. Lastly, take action. ACTION is key.

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