My apologies for the delay, I took a bit of a hiatus there. So lately I’ve been doing a little bit of searching trying to find my way creatively, and from the perspective of my career. This means new beginnings, tough goodbyes, and a bit of stress. What I failed to realize before I began this process is that everyone has their own opinion, especially your friends, and likely you will make the wrong choice in their eyes. Guess what. This is your career, you are in the business of you, additional cliché here, etc. What is important to remember is that if you have been true to those friends and colleagues of yours, they will still ultimately look up to you, despite what they believe internally. So how does this rambling relate to growing creatively? We are talking about support. Every creative needs a great deal of support in some for or another, be it from their co-workers, best friends, girlfriend, boyfriend, or parents. I know that as creatives we feel that we are the best and we do it without help, but guess what—a distracted or lonely designer is a very poor designer indeed. There is no security on which to lean while focusing on our work, and therefore we leave ourselves open to constant distraction and produce products that are far inferior to our potential. So my point this time? Take a look around, thank your friends for being there for you, and continue to work harder than all of them. You will feel refreshed and rewarded.
This edition’s video is a bit more of a stretch and a bit dated, but pay attention to how the emotion is directly related to the mashup of music and video. I can’t get enough of it, and it always helps me move forward.