It all started with a simple “hello”

September 17, 2016 4:55 pm

I am a lot of things. By profession, I’m a Professor of Art & Design and Freelance Graphic Designer (Visual Communicator). In my free time, I’m a guy who gets nerdy about retro gaming, board games, monster movies, collectibles, Cleveland sports, and everything with an Apple logo on it—but you might’ve guessed that already.

Most of all, I’m a student. I could definitely get super cheesy right now and call myself a “student of life” or something like that (ugh, I sort of gagged a little just typing that)—but I genuinely consider myself a lifelong learner.

Blogs are intimidating ventures. There are lots of opportunities for things to lie dormant. Life gets in the way and you put “writing a blog post” at the bottom of your to-do list. I plan to treat this space like a free-flowing conciousness of the things I’m exposed to, things I enjoy, things I’m experimenting with, and things I’ve learned along the way. I think if I treat this space like a digital parking lot, I’ll never run out of things to talk about.

Lucky you.

The “hello” graphic you see featured on this post comes from the launch of the Macintosh in 1984. As a child of the 80s and an unapologetic Mac fanboy, I felt it was appropriate to launch my blog with the iconic “hello”. I especially love the marketing that launched with the first Macintosh.

It can store vast amounts of yesterday. It can tell you what’s in store for tomorrow. It can draw a picture, or it can draw conclusions.

Is it super lame or super clever that I think this marketing tagline could easily be my manifesto? I vote for the latter…