I accepted the Senior Designer position at West Cary Group here in RVA. It’s been almost two weeks since my start date and I only foresee great things starting to happen. The entire WCG team have been so nice and welcoming to me. I can already attest to the uber talents and plethora of skills-sets that surround me. I am so excited to continue diving in, collaborate with the various teams, learn more about the clients and use my own knowledge in ways to hopefully aid in cultivating others as well as the company in general.
Looking back, however, I must admit that it was a very hard decision to leave Owens & Minor (my recent former employer). I will always value the couple of years I spent there as a designer on the Communications Team. I made some great life-long friends and mentors along the way. I also reaped the many rewards of working alongside some really great talents. And last, I learned the value of working for a genuinely good, good company — built on such a strong foundation in regards to family values, honesty, integrity and ethics. It was an honor to be part of the O&M family!
So, what’s next? I’ll have to keep you posted, friends. All I know is I’m ready to open these new doors to exciting challenges and take my career to the next level. I am focused. I am determined. And best of all — I am happy! The timing of this career change could not be better and I am so grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given. I promise to make the best of it and keep you posted along the way!
Music is by far one of the most appreciated resources of inspiration for designers.
Music and design are both very expressive forms of art. They go together like PB & J. I am always plugged into my tunes when I’m in the midst of a big project. It keeps me going while helping to maintain my stamina. It is also a big motivator that keeps my spirits high and outlook optimistic. I am a big fan of Spotify. It makes this quest for good and new music so much easier nowadays.
So, curious about what we are listening to? You can check out my Spotify compilations below for an idea. Although my favorite genre of choice is Indie Rock, you will see that I put together a variety of song selections that offer a wide variety (in terms of personal tastes and musical preference). I also organized each playlist based on my different moods or genre choice I might be feeling on a particular day. Check ‘em out!
- MX1 – Low Res
- MX2 – Dust & Dawn
- MX3 – Dry the Rain
- MX4 – Shake That
- MX5 – Turn It Up
- MX6 – Lost Cause
In addition to my jams, if you visit my Spotify profile, you will find many other playlists I am subscribed to that are all put together by other graphic designers too. I hope you will find something to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.
What about you? What are you inspired by? What musical artists/songs make you tick? I would love to hear from you!
Today I am wishing my sweet baby bro, Brett, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The theme for these past few posts have stemmed from my recent trip to the Outer Banks.
There is no place I would rather vacation than a beach town. I am recalling many fond memories right now that I’ve had here in not only the OBX, but Florida and California as well. Especially Cali — driving up the coast from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara on US 101 was quite simply amazing. My sis and I rented a convertible for this trip. I feel so fortunate for those grand opportunities I’ve had in my lifetime thus far. But had I not leapt and been willing to leave my own personal “shore” I never would have had these experiences. Traveling to me is the bees knees and I wish I could do more of it — especially when it comes to beach trips. I’m forever grateful, however, for the times I do get to spend watching the waves and feeling the sand between my toes. Feeling lucky.