Today we’d like to introduce you to Taz Alam.
Taz, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My story begins with an 8-year-old girl coming from overseas and learning the English language. After struggling with language barriers, I was determined to accomplish all that I can to make my parents proud. It all began in 2004, when I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNT majoring in Visual Communication. My first career job started with Fossil Inc. in their license brand department. During those two years, I was fortunate enough to work with some of their top clients, such as Burberry, Emporio Armani, Diesel and DKNY watch line. After few years, I was offered a Senior Designer role for a major healthcare company, which is today owned by United Healthcare.
In 2008, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first born, which pushed me to take a leap of faith and begin freelance work on the side. The first few years were minimal, as I was balancing my full-time job, motherhood and ThinkTaz. Slow but steady, I knew one day my passion would be my profession.
Fast forward another five years (2013), ThinkTaz had grown consistently. Looking back a lot of my business was through word of mouth and referrals from previous clients. Some of the clients that I have worked with are Law Office of Mark Farha, Neuro Surgical Associates of North Texas, Green Oaks Tele-Psychiatry Network, 24Fundraiser, HCA North Texas to name a few.
In 2014, I had a baby girl to complete our family, which led me to push myself even harder and take my business to the next level. Since then, I have been blessed to work with some of the most amazing clients all over the U.S. (SMU Football, LuxxLash Boutique, Dallas, Accent Foods, Women Business Development Center, Brinks Security, Walter E. Smith, CrossMark, TPC Craig Ranch Golf Academy, Cubex, Shared Imaging, Ziprad, etc.).
I have worked on various projects through these clients, from print collateral, tradeshow booth design, packaging design, interior signage, B2B materials, Powerpoint animation, truck decal, to name a few. I can’t name a particular project that I loved over another but if I had to name a few would be 7-Elven interior signage, Advancial Banking annual reports, Westwood Holdings Group Powerpoint branding, NorthShore Care store packaging and Sabre Holdings animation presentation.
I value the relationship of my clients, which I hope it gives me the potential to grow more in the next ten years.
Has it been a smooth road?
With my clients it has been a smooth road, but the struggles have been to juggle a family and business life. I have been blessed to have understanding clients who respects family time.
So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the ThinkTaz story. Tell us more about the business.
ThinkTaz is a marketing design company for corporate communication. With over ten years of communication design experience, you can expect conceptual, creative and fresh innovative solutions.
ThinkTaz specializes in:
• Print collaterals
• Powerpoint Design/Animation
• Branding Guide
• Web Graphics
• Website Design
• Tradeshow Booth Design
• Packaging Design
• Vehicle Decal Wrap
I am most proud as a company, is that the relationship that I built with each client. This has led me to understand their need in the most intimate detail of their company, so I can provide them the best marketing material catering to them.
What set apart ThinkTaz, is time management, never missing a deadline. It will be fresh clean idea which will never get dated. Also, understanding the client’s story to provide them with the perfect marketing materials they need.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Over the next 5 years, I hope to be able to expand my business. As the technology industry changes rapidly, I am sure there will be many clients needing assistance to rebranding, and marketing needs.
Also, as both the residential and commercial markets are erupting in DFW, ThinkTaz is certain there will also be an increase in clients needing visual marketing pieces in various forms and I am ready for the challenge.
- Website: Thinktaz.com
- Phone: 214-392-6921
- Email: Tazalam@thinktaz.com, Thinktaz@yahoo.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/Thinktazcom/