Striving for Quality Work

So I’m not 100% sure if I shall be treating this website as a portfolio of my work, but I’m slowly becoming more convinced that this would be better off as a fuller introduction to me and what I do.

What is the difference? I’m glad you asked, Self.

The main difference I’d like to address in this content is the idea of personality and process. I’ve always liked the democracy of certain aspects of design, and I think openly admitting that I’m learning is part of the picture. The notion of a designer’s work speaking for itself is a great idea, but I have to admit that I like hamming it up just as much as I like kerning type.

No, scratch that, I hate kerning type. Or no, to be more specific, I hate talking about kerning type. It’s the kind of weirdo self-indulgent designer talk that makes me cringe. Kerning is a given, especially when your spacing looks like shit. No, I don’t feel a slight tingle in my belly when two letters sit perfectly on the baseline. I’m just glad I can read that shit.

Great, now I’m all worked up about a topic I hate talking about.

Anyway, expect lots of these tangential thoughts in future posts.

Back to the original thought at hand. To me, it’s equally important that the work is strong, and the author is not an asshole. Well, I sort of am, but I’m hoping to show you all that I’m more like an Oscar Madison kind of asshole, rather than, you know, I don’t know, this guy from The Breakfast Club:

Paul Gleason
See? Different.

In this, I’m saying that I’m inviting you to get to know me, and maybe judge me not only for the type of work that I am capable of, but for the fun times we might have in between. People in my line of work are easy to find. We are a wide range of somewhat narcissistic self-promoters who tweet shit. It’s how we get attention, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I live tweet when I watch Teen Wolf because it’s fun and I like that kid.

But if you are the type of person who will still be friends with me even after seeing all this stuff online, then yes, we might strike up a healthy friendship and create something fruitful. I welcome it. I know it works both ways, and I know I’m not alone in thinking that I would much rather be part of a group of fast thinkers with kind hearts than anything else. Lord knows the results will be more interesting.