I have a lot to be thankful for in this life. Amongst having the most incredible wife that I get to go on life's adventures with, an amazing and healthy family and group of friends, and the best little puppy in the world... I get to go to work everyday and do something I'm passionate about. That something is designing experiences for the people in the world around me.
I've been so fortunate for being able to grow with my clients on this never ending quest for using design as a method for harnessing the advances in technology and data availability, and putting them to work for the people interacting with them in meaningful ways. We see it every day. We connect our devices, we converse with our favorite brands via AI assistance, and we even have started to interact with augmented and virtual environments. The technology that allows us to do these things, alone, isn't enough - we need design to serve as a bridge between people and that technology. We use it to understand their needs, create opportunities, and deliver experiences that enhance everyday living.
Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by every aspect of design. The seamlessness of a good product or digital experience, the beauty of consistency in brand voice and visual communication, and the satisfaction in addressing something that people truly need... We've come such a long way from the age of the "agency knows best" model, and I absolutely love it.