Today was the last day of summer for me. After a 90 minute hot yoga class this evening I teared up on the drive home. I’d said it out loud and it put my summer into perspective. Everything happens so fast most days and it’s hard to give ourselves a moment to reflect. With a clear head, it all came to realization. Immense self appreciation came over me. I started tearing up I was so happy. Everything I’ve been working towards is finely happening. Not only was this summer a blast, but I was so successful. I finally did the road trip I’d dreamed of. I branded two art exhibitions. I’d made new connections in the city. I started doing yoga. I survived the whole summer freelancing. I experimented and also found new ways of thinking. I got an offer to join Pete Kegler Design in Portland OR this December. I played a role in a music video and will also be in an upcoming film. I finished college. I made a personal website. I made my first cut & sew line and sold it at Bodega in Boston. And tomorrow I start my position at Jackrabbit Design right outside of the city. And I did it all on my own. I’ve never doubted my abilities. Everyday I wake up and tell myself I can do what I want in this life, and then I do it. It doesn’t happen over night and there is still a lot to do but at this moment I am so proud of myself. This isn’t meant to boast or brag. This is a self reflection and I hope motivation for everyone. The more you tell yourself you can do whatever it is you want, you can. If you wake up with goals and strive to reach them, you will. To have accomplished the things I did in one summer I couldn’t be more proud of myself. You can design your own life. Be the master and the student at all times. And ALWAYS stay true to yourself.
Anonymous said: whats your earliest memory of art or design?
hmm. off the top id say 1st grade. i was always drawing, painting and crafting like any little kid. however i do remember during class drawing a lot of logos. i have always been infatuated with branding. how much impact a simple, iconic mark can have. i remember drawing the vans, nike, adidas, reebok, etc mark over & over & over
Anonymous said: love your work. what got you into art?
sweet thank you!
it just happened. there wasn’t a defining day that i just woke up and was like holy shit i should do art! since i can remember ive been attracted to art and design. i picked up photography later but its all in the creative field. i fuck with it all. its the way im wired.
Today marks another year older, another year of experience, and another year of opportunity. I use to be afraid of time until I realized getting older is a privilege. I’m better today opposed to yesterday. I’m another step towards goals. I’m on a successful uphill and my life is continuing to unfold right in front of my eyes. I’m Incredibly thankful to be me. Much gratitude to my creators and whatever makes this amazing thing called life possible.