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#TBT – A Decade of Figuring it Out

#TBT – A Decade of Figuring it Out

It was April, 2004. Four amazing years were coming to a close and I was walking across a stage in front of my peers and family. In that moment I was “done” – I had just completed the most difficult and rewarding experience of my life. I had earned my college degree. But this end also marked a new beginning, and the next leg of my journey would prove to be even more thrilling. The decade that followed has led me through my start in the design field: some entry-level jobs, some longer stints at an agency and a large church, and eventually the opening of my own business; not to mention lifelong friendships, a beautiful woman I now call my wife, and the birth of my two children. A lot can happen in ten years!

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Getting Back to the Basics (Sort of…)

Getting Back to the Basics (Sort of…)

I’ve discovered the longer I design, the more certain trends start to appear, not just in my work but in my processes, as well. The way I originally learned how to create a new composition was to begin with a simple sketch.

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The Death of Perfectionism

The Death of Perfectionism

The third issue of Sunday| Magazine hits inboxes this morning, and with it a graphic I designed for the cover article entitled, “The Death of Perfectionism.” The topic of perfectionism is one that I immediately gravitated to because it has long served the dual role of strength and weakness in my life.

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Reentering the Land of Social Media

It’s been a month and a half since I vowed to fast from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and yes, even Words with Friends. I knew it would be a challenge to give it up completely, but now at the end of Lent season, I am glad I did it. Here’s a few things I’ve learned from living unplugged:

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Closed vs. Open

Closed vs. Open

I went to a Gungor concert the other day. If you’ve never heard them, they are absolutely outstanding. It ended up being one of the better concerts I’ve been to. The performance was centered around their latest album, Ghosts Upon the Earth.

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