California kid, making my way in NYC right now.
figuring out how to combine all of my interest into a Voltron of a career.
"Do or do not...there is no try."
TJ’s CreativeMornings activity
I always try to be kind to people, not hurt anyone. That made me come this far. I’m still here, and people helped me because I am that way.
What I have learned about making good images is that I’ve made a shit ton of bad images. But if I didn’t make that bad work, I wouldn’t know what good work was.
Paola Mendoza Artists... We Need You
If I am not kind and compassionate to myself, how can I be those things for you? (via Dr. Susie Wolbe)
Sharing out our own failures and listening to the failures of others in a safe, kind environment has really come to be the embodiment of extending empathy—extending it to others and importantly, to ourselves.
You’d be surprised who’s watching and listening out there.
While the projects continue to get bigger and bigger still, I can’t say that my approach to work has changed much. I wake daily and I make the most of the time that’s given me.
My friend got me a bootleg copy of Photoshop and everything changed…How many design careers started with a bootleg copy of Photoshop?
We sometimes walk along looking at each tiny little step on the ground, and before you know it you look up and be like, how did I get here?
We learn more from those who don’t have than we do from those that do.
When you prioritize something, you’re inherently deprioritizing everything else.
Sometimes software starts to feel like a person, and a pretty mean one. And I’m sure that that was not anybody’s intent.
Ginamarie Marsala From Masks to Empathy
Everyone has something invisible that we’re dealing with and every single time we interact with someone we are seeing one sliver of that person’s life. And we are getting feedback from all the rest of their life underneath that sliver.
The only way to create good interactive language is by interacting with other people.
Erika Hall "Stop Writing For the Web"
It’s so strange that we can type all day long in these chat interactions, but when your brain goes into “writing mode,” it explodes.
For knowledge to be preserved, it had to be expressed in interesting, memorable words. Because if the knowledge didn’t persist in the thought of a living human, it disappeared. And I kind of wish we had that today.
When I feel your pain, I want to do something. I want to do something to help, I want to do something to fix.
Working across any sort of boundaries actually makes us immediately more vulnerable.