I build brands with words and lasers.
I'm a creative director and entrepreneur. I try to be really great at it. I'm also a husband and dad. I try not to screw that up either.
I'm also proud to be one of the founding organizers of CreativeMornings/Austin.
Here are a few things I’ve made:
advertising and bluffing.
meeting more good people in Austin and on Twitter.
"Be good. If you can't be good, be careful." - My Dad
The janitorial arts. (I spent my summers during college as a custodian at Walt Disney World.)
How to take a punch (metaphorically for loving creative feedback and literally for losing fist fights.)
Brian’s CreativeMornings activity
CreativeMornings/Austin Team Second Cut
What I'm doing right now feels so natural. It feels so good. It's like I'm right where I'm supposed to be.
It's only when you can name your prison that you can do the terrifying but life-affirming and necessary work of setting yourself free.
Be fully you and create magic.
One can have a pretty good life with a lot less.
Texas has always been a part of me.
People who avoid risks are rewarded with the safety they achieve. People who take the risks are rewarded with the adventures they have.
There is hope... that failure can be your friend, that you can change your relationship with failure if you want to.
If you're not failing, you're probably not taking risks.
I feel like all of life is a work in progress.
I am going to take a big fat moment to express my gratitude for being alive and well in Austin, Texas
Rejection can sometimes take us to a beautiful place.
Katie Ford Naming your prison
Sometimes an artist can anticipate a scientific breakthrough because they notice something that’s true and real.
Everything that you do, you don’t hide, all that stuff comes back. Everything comes back into play.
Be clear on your purpose. What the hell are you doing? And why are you doing it?
You’re rebelling against something, but you’re also going to something.
There’s a freedom to improvise without worrying about getting it wrong. There’s a freedom to imagine without constraints. And there’s a freedom to dive in and love the uncertainty of all of this.
If you ignore a return on investment in what you’re creating, you can be more creative.
I believe in connecting. We all do it, we all need it, and we don’t get enough of it.