Truth be told, I'm not much of a reader. I've always felt that images expressed so well what words couldn't and I guess that's why I've been so attracted to drawing and graphic design. But it's pretty much the big brush strokes that visuals can take care of so well. I mean, I guess animators or graphic novels are pretty close, I totally love both too BTW, but if you really want to get into a character/person's head, writing is where it's at. So what am I getting at? Well, I do a lot of visual expression at work and not much else. Writing is left to the copywriter and I just fill in every now and then. I've been in business since Jr. High (dad was a graphic designer and took me to work instead of day care) and have gone through a good bit of ups and downs along the way. There's no real guidebook to this career and I figure if I jot down some of the things I've been through it might be of some help to some others who are just getting started or have hit a tough spot along the way.
But before I get rolling and put up any other posts, I want to be real with you all. I'm not going to be the next TED talker. I'm just a regular graphic designer who's been through the typical wringer and has had a few successes and run through the potholes. Actually, my biggest value may be stories about places that I've tripped up in. So it could be possible that this is more of a "what not to do" than a "what to do." Anyway, take it for what it's worth and I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!