The Self-Inflicted Curse of Creativity

I sat there in my advisor’s office, a freshman still wearing the heavy burden of “undecided” after one full year in college.

  • A BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis on painting

“How important is creative freedom?”

Umm, I’m never really thought about it. I mean, I’d rather help people solve their problems then have complete control.

“Do you like working with people?”

Of course! I’m an extrovert who loves being around others. Why wouldn’t I want to work with other people?

“Do you care about making money?”

Uhh, it’s not the most important thing, but if I do have a family, I want to be able to put food on the table. I’m not the starving-artist-alone-in-the-corner type.

“Well, alright then. Vis Com it is!”

And there you have it. The moment that changed my life forever.

This type of life is fun.

Now, let’s make one thing clear.

  • Not seeing the impact of my work on others.
  • Censoring my personality

But hey, that’s what happens when you’re having fun.

I’m a designer and writer who enjoys making people smile.

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