A constant storyline in your life and within our society is figuring out how to reconcile work and life. How can we be successful and live a good life? If getting crazy rich isn’t an option, how do we have a good work/life balance? Although there are many answers, I am convinced that most of what we’ve been told is insufficient. Even worse, it undermines our ability to enjoy life.
Today we are overwhelmed with the written word. Websites! Social media! Emails! Apps! Messaging! I’m going to guess an average adult reads 40,000 words each day. All this flying across multiple screens through each minute of the day. This is unlike anything in human history. Because it is impossible to comprehend such a volume of words, we need a new visual language to enhance what we already have. Emojis allow us to quickly grab attention and communicate emotion in a way that we never could before.
To become legit at anything takes time, passion, and humility. It means caring about something long after everyone around you has lost interest. It may not bring quick fame or fortune, but your gifts have tremendous potential to mend a society and culture that has battered by greed and vanity.
I really didn’t want to write a blog about a Corvette. As a designer, I respect the Corvette’s beginnings, back at the 1950s and 1960s when we were flying into Outer Space and flying down the roads in Space Age cars. But, I came of age in the 1990s, and by then, the Corvette didn’t […]
It’s easy to argue that the future of social media will be a linear progression–that we will get more engrossed in social media. This is a probable outcome, but only if you ignore the problems that social media has already caused, and you assume that these problems will not get worse.
Let me highlight three problems that we can can clearly see around us today:
1) The Validation of Vanity
2) Undeniable Addiction
3) Artificial Division
I have some words of encouragement for ambition souls who are eager to graduate college and start a business. Or for young professionals who want to skip out of their full-time job and create something of your own.
Ready? Here it is: YOU HAVE TIME.
You probably want to discredit me, because this goes against every success story that you’ve ever heard. It even contradicts the urgency in your heart: “I have to do this now! Now is my chance!” (Queue up Eminem: Lose Yourself.)