How was your week?
Mine was all about big stretches, some exciting, some uncomfortable. The first half of this year, I felt like I was crawling towards my goals. I completed a lot of huge client projects (some of which I still have to share) but felt frustrated personally because the dreams and ideas I had were collecting dust, literally taped to my wall and staring me down every day.
In the last month, that’s all shifted dramatically. The new Branch site is finally in development and I’m collaborating on four new projects that light me up every day.
I’ve always felt like I was a late bloomer and maybe you can relate to this feeling, too. Things never happened as fast for me as I’d hoped but then one day, everything would click and a seedling of an idea would bloom even bigger than I could have imagined.
Looking back, even just six months ago, I get it. The timing wasn’t right, the idea was half-baked, the right person to collaborate with hadn’t come along yet. It’s all clear now. So if you feel like you’re sitting in limbo with an idea or a big life change, I feel you. It sucks. But, that’s part of the adventure. If we had everything we wanted just handed over to us, we wouldn’t appreciate it as much. Hang in there. #peptalk
One of the best parts of being a designer is seeing your work in print. It never gets old. When I started Branch, I never imagined that the B icon would end up in a book sandwiched between the work of design legends I’ve admired for years. So surreal.
Big flowers forever. I’ve said it a million times but Trader Joe’s has the best, most affordable selection around. These were $1.99! No, that’s not a typo!
Chubs wanted to stop in and say hello to his internet fan base. What a cutie.
My friend Erika surprised me with this book of Karl Lagerfeld quotes and it’s the perfect balance between genius and ridiculous. I love it.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend and if you’re feeling stuck on a project, always remember to…
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —Francis of Assisi