Just a creative guy looking to get his hands dirty. Working as a designer in Oakland, CA and Charleston, SC, I get my inspiration from my surroundings. The most vital ingredients are the people I meet.
Random trivia, Pavlov's dog, awkward moments, and food.
My pirate mouth.
Do what you love, and waking up every morning gets easier.
Anyone that pursues a chosen path, in spite of their fears.
Movie trailer voice over.
Anyone's face throughout my life. (Names... forget about it).
The importance of personal time.
Ivan’s CreativeMornings activity
Esther Pearl The Privilege of Failing
For young girls [children’s media] 80% of the time a career is presented to them, the career is "princess." It’s not really a great aspiration. You can’t go to "princess school" and it doesn’t seem like many real princesses are happy. I don't really want that for my daughter.
If a career is central to a protagonist’s story line, 80% of the time that person is male.
It can be really uncomfortable to work with someone who comes from a different background than you have, but you'll end up with a better product and the bottom line will be better.
The reality is if we keep up this status quo in the media, this huge gender gap left behind the scenes and on the screen, we're not gonna move the needle towards equal representation in congress, in the boardroom, in the C-suite, in the stem fields... Because if our young people are not seeing it, it's almost impossible for them to be "it".
Like many of the statistical subjects about whom you read, I've been surrounded by drugs, violence, hopelessness, and the general malaise that seems to be the only thing that gets our city press.
The same conditions that seem to be characterized as disadvantages, hinderances, and pitfalls are the conditions that made me and most of my friends mentally fit, aware, determined, quick on our feet, and focused human beings.
We're encouraged here to be different and not for the sake of being different, it's for the sake of being yourself and recognizing the sum of the parts that creates you rather than shunning some to appear more authentic or hiding some to appear cool or hip.
The reductive part of it is maybe less important than the additive part because eventually when you take enough stuff away, something is suddenly added by the absence of everything.
The mushroom theory was to keep them in the dark and to feed them a lot of shit... I was the mushroom.
Tajai Inclusive is the Word
Jeff Goodby Taking Stuff Away + Q&A
Favianna Rodriguez Q&A
In the space of "ideas" is where we can radically change systems. And that is, how do we completely re-envision our society?
For too long, we've lived in a patriarchal society that polices the way that women should be or act.
In the space of ideas is where we can be visionaries. We don't just need to fight for what we are against, we need to fight for the kind of society we want to build.
Art and culture allows us to see ourselves as multi-dimensional people.
When we really push the narratives, and we come out with our stories we can change policies.
When we are fighting for change we are always in the 'NO'. We are saying NO to jails, NO don't cut this, NO don't deport my family. But what are we saying YES to?
Favianna Rodriguez Changing the Narratives