Unconventional and a risk-taker. That describes Ottawa interior designer Jason Bellaire, who says that you have to get past your fear and believe in yourself if you’re going to be successful in business.
After struggling with his career in his twenties, Bellaire decided to go back to school at the age of 30 in order to study interior design and architecture.
Jason raised a few eyebrows in the industry when he started his own company six months after graduation.
“It was hammered into our heads at school that you had to apprentice for five or six years before going out on your own. I had to overcome my fear and now looking back over the last two years I can’t believe how far I’ve come.”
Jason and his partner Denise Hulaj are the hot new design team taking our nation’s capital by storm with ten projects on the go.
He has this advice for people who are thinking about starting their own business.
“Plunge into the darkness, ignore the monsters and don’t be afraid to ask for advice.”