Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.
My Design Philosophy
I like to have a wide dynamic with my work. I can find genuine pleasure and appreciation for simple and clean cut design as well as deeply elaborate and illustrative work. I always strive to learn from other people and their influence as well as find enthusiasm and drive in all the work I do. I firmly believe that if you aren't enjoying what you are doing, regardless of whatever the task may be, that lack of happiness will inevitably show itself...especially in one’s design. The accomplishments one can achieve through their design are what helps keep me pumped as I work. Wether I reach these accomplishments by discovering a simple, yet effective, method of conveying a point or by creating a wildly detailed and stylized end product...the range of possibilities is almost endless, and thats what fascinates me the most about working in the field of design. When I start a new task I try and think of what I can do that is different or more challenging or more appropriate than what I have done in the past. Maybe experimenting with different colors, or different media...maybe different paper...regardless, I always try and have some sort of entropy to change things up and aid in that pursuit of new knowledge and new excitement about the projects potential. As long as I can efficiently cover as much ground as I can throughout the process of developing my work, I will be a very happy designer indeed. :^)
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Student Research & Design Group Member (Graphic Design)Ford Motor // Lawrence, KS, USA
Freelance DesignerParadigm Stimuli Experiments // Lawrence, KS, USA
Freelance IllustratorUniversity of Kansas // Lawrence, KS, USA
Creative InternDesign Resources Inc. // Overland Park, KS, USA