So Single Handed Laser Creations is a bit of a strange name for a laser engraving company. Those who know me would understand the reference but everyone else will be most likely scratching their head in confusion.
Now I could jump right in and give you the short answer, but where is the fun in that? Instead I'll begin with how I found myself in this industry.
Growing up I always had an interest in drawing and technology. Yet when my schooling was complete rather than follow these interests I walked round aimlessly unsure of what I wanted to do with my life. During my wondering I feel into a horticulture apprenticeship and spent the next sixteen years surrounded by flowers and grass clippings and a wonderful selection of Australia's creepy crawlies.
Although I enjoyed it, over the years the work began to wear on my body. My hand began to pain me, and even simple tasks such as weeding become too much for it. Now this would be a bit of nuisance injury for most, for me it was completely debilitating. You see I was born with only one hand (a single hand if you will) and to not be able to use it to work was a bit of a devastating issue.
So after a forced retirement at the tender age of thirty two I was left to do some serious soul searching. I decided now was the time to return those personal interests and try to turn them into a career.
After combining these two interests into a Graphic Design Diploma, I then came across the world of laser engraving and felt I had found a way to give you custom created art in a everlasting way.
So now I have launched into the world of business ownership, which would not have been possible without the help of family and friends, and on their recommendation chose the name Single Handed Laser Creations as I both expressed my personal situation and showed the ease of which they felt I adapted to this kind of work.