Public Relations wiz, owner of 3 Girls and A Paint Brush, Digital Marketer, Photographer and Singer, Josie Murphy likes to keep a busy schedule day by day. Born and raised in Brampton, Murphy went to high school for the international business and technology program. “The program revolved around business management and computer proficiency,” Murphy said. “They required us to have our own laptops which was pretty cool for 2007, and we were trained to be proficient in Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite among other things.”
Murphy next attended an arts school called Mayfield Secondary School followed by Peel Alternative.
“I ended up moving out when I was 16 because I was that cliché angsty, know-it-all teenager,” Murphy stated. “I switched high schools twice in order to find one catered to non-traditional students, while still ensuring a quality education. Even though I was a young mother, University was always on my mind.”
After graduating from high school and giving birth to her only son Laif, Murphy moved to Windsor in 2011 and started her Honours Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Windsor. “I originally came here to pursue social work,” Murphy shared. “Midway through my first year, I ended up switching to a double major in Psychology with Thesis and Philosophy and I completed my studies in 2015.” After being on the hunt for a job in academia and not being able to find much locally in her field of study, Murphy jumped into the Public Relations Program at St. Clair College.
“That program pushed me to explore the creative side of myself and it ended up showing me what I was passionate about,” Murphy shared. “The opportunities I was given to network with various industry professionals was the best part of the PR program. All the jobs I've held since attending have been due to the connections I made while in Public Relations.”
Since graduating the program in 2019, Murphy keeps a packed schedule. Currently, she’s the Digital Marketer and Photographer for Performance Ford/ Lincoln of Windsor, alongside doing interior home renovation projects with her business 3 Girls and A Paint Brush and having an online presence with her music.
“I started pursing music serious about a month ago,” Murphy explained. “I began writing music when the quarantine started as a way to deal with anxiety and depression.” With it all, Murphy has created and established her name in Windsor and hopes to do more in the upcoming future. “You can never put all your eggs in one basket,” Murphy said. “At any point, a door of opportunity could close, so you always need to have back up plans ready to go.”
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