Being a film graduate, it is easy to see that I am a creative person, and as a creative person, I can also vouch for the fact that an artistic career in any medium is tricky to come by. While I was studying film in Oakville, my professors encouraged us to have a “homework free” job while we worked on our own projects after graduation. What they meant by that was “Pay your bills, but always have time to create” and this is some of the best advice I got while in college the first time. Continue Reading
Life has mysterious ways of working itself out
I always had a plan for life, and when things didn’t go according to plan I would feel as though I was a failure. I used to get really hard on my self for things that were out my control. This would bring me down and force me into a rut. It was not until I learned that failure builds character that I was able to bring my work to the next level.
“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.” – Lisa Wingate
All of us will have to make tough choices in our lives and the bigger the impact of those decisions, the more difficult the choice will be. I’d like to share the recent journey of my wife’s self-discovery and how it has shaped her career path. My wife Josie is an artistic type with an outgoing and engaging personality.
After high school she went to private art school in Toronto and learned advertising and graphic design using old school techniques: markers, foam core, Letraset, pencils and paper. After college she worked in magazine advertising sales, managed a retail store but art was her calling, so she took a job as graphic designer in a small print shop.