I enjoy working things out in my head, writing down my thoughts and organizing the words so they make sense in a really cool way. You might call that a writer. You’d be right.
I used to get paid to write for The Post-Standard, a newspaper in Syracuse, NY. I also used to edit other writers and design the pages where their stories went. I loved it.
Let me ask you something. Did you read the paper this morning?
So, I left The P-S after 14 years and enrolled in art school at Oswego State, which was down the street from my house. It was a lovely walk, even on icy mornings, and there were many.
I actually lost 13 pounds during that year. But more important, I learned how to make websites like this one, using not only Adobe Creative Suite, but the most important tools a graphic designer owns: my eyes, my head and my heart.
I used all these skills and experience at a job with a Nashville company called Emma, the Web's most stylish email marketing and communications service. I wrote copy for Web banners, print ads and landing pages, then created those products for Emma's marketing efforts. During this time, I also completed my master's degree. Oh, and I also managed to keep those 13 pounds off (knocks wood).
By the way, I didn't read the newspaper this morning, not when I can get it online for free.