Well, hello there. Thought I’d introduce myself and try to keep it quick-ish. Maybe like a speed date or a quick chat in the elevator?
If I had to describe myself – and I’d be reluctant to, I’d tell you that I’m independent, fastidious and extremely detail-oriented. I’m also a bit of an introvert, so I’d probably change the subject. Maybe even with a joke.
Press me for more info, though, and I could tell you the really “important” things about me – some of it in bulleted form, because I’m organized like that.
As far as my design-y self, that’s a bit easier to describe. I’m a coffee-fueled master of spatial relationships. I’d volunteer to pack the spaceship for the mission to Mars if I could. Can I?
Spatial relations are a form of problem solving and one of my most favorite elements of design. Another favorite? Color. I think in color (lots of color). When I’m creating, though – I mostly try to keep this in check.
One thing I can’t keep in check is my doodling. If I’m thinking, I’m doodling. And I think a lot! I draw pictures of any odd thing (clouds, ahem…poop, carrots, you name it), and before I know it – I’ve drawn a face on them too.
And here’s what is really important to me. Whatever it is I’m doodling or designing –whether for fun or for the shop, I have one major goal. I see design as a way to transform big ideas into simple and refined messages and a way to facilitate communication.
That’s the whole idea. My design philosophy, if you will. Write. Draw. Share. More. And I love it. I hope you love it, too.