On this blog, we talk about how Design can do many things — improve business, communicate with the masses, or entertain us — but one thing we haven’t discussed lately is the more personal side. Design can build lives just as it builds businesses. I’ve watched many around me struggle to survive in jobs they hate, while I get paid a semi-comfortable salary to do something I enjoy and truly believe in. I’ve also found Design is a great way to give back to the community, too.
This started as a conversation between Amber and I at the latest AIGA Jacksonville Cocktails & Creatives, and others got dragged in as they passed by (Jessi, Russel, Ron and a few others). I’ve started this post in the hope they and others would type up their stories, too.