Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Persistence & A Laff Outloud Moment

Being the introvert, a sometime single focused design-a-holic that I am, I probably miss more windows of opportunity because there are days when I just don't 'want to sell.' It's tiring for an artist who's filled with visual and suddenly have to switch gears to conversational strategy. Infrequent blog updates not withstanding.

Over the river and thru the woods, I read aloud the Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Dan Pink to Andrew as we drove to the outlaw's house this past weekend. The book was well reviewed by Tom Peters so Andrew promptly snagged it from Amazon.

Johnny Bunko was a quick read, well, it would have been if I were reading it silently to myself. Just how do you read a comic book replete with visuals to the driver of the car, anyway? The book is geared toward young graduates, but Mr. Peters found it useful for all folk in every stage of their careers; I'd have to agree. Because I'm such a sap, I teared up over one tiny part -perhaps I'm just tired. Er, perhaps, I'm a sucker for happy endings.

Regardless, there are 6 major points each person must understand for oneself and number 4 resonated with me: Persistence. In spite of the economic downfall, I continue to persevere by tirelessly designing by both day and night.

Now, the professional planets were aligned for me the past few days. I received some encouraging news: looks like I'll be partnering with a prominent vendor with whom I've been working over the past few years on some exclusive Christmas products. They love my animals, so I need to get crackin' on cats, dogs, and holiday motifs. Yeaaa!!!!!!!!

How cool is that?

Core77 has posted this note in honor of term paper season. Follow the link to read colorful answers to student researchers inquiries: What psychological skills are needed to be a (good) designer?

1 comment:

Jeanne Rhea said...

I read to Vince when we travel a lot, too---but never tried reading cartoons! That would be a challenge.

I like the brain illustration.

Congrats on the possible teaming up for some of your designs. Persistence really does pay off. And if anyone deserves it, you do!