Beautiful Design Stories

It all started with my love for graphic design.

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In my career I started out as a graphic designer then became a marketing manager. However I having always done my own interiors (and for others) and fell passionately in love with architecture as my interests matured and boredom set in. This has led me to a career in interior design which I’ve come to love because it allows me to combine all my interests; architecture, graphic design, photography, furniture design, and marketing into one nice compatible family. Everyone tells me to make a niche but how can I give up one area of design for another? It’s like choosing one child over another, impossible. Combined with an interest in psychology and always curious about why we do what we do, I feel so fortunate to wake up every morning and have something to look forward to.

Which leads me to this fabulous article about other designers who transformed their careers. Enjoy your career and be especially thankful if it’s a creative one!

Beautiful Thoughts

Gardens, Not Buildings

Great projects start out feeling like buildings.
There are architects, materials, staff, rigid timelines, permits, engineers, a structure.

It works or it doesn’t.
Build something that doesn’t fall down. On time.

But in fact, great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens.
They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality
and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune,
replant and grow again.

Perfection and polish aren’t nearly as important as good light, good drainage
and a passionate gardener.
By all means, build. But don’t finish. Don’t walk away.

Here we grow.
–Seth Godin

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Beautiful Thoughts

The Important Thing

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
– Albert Einstein

Today has been a very challenging day but
I know there is light at the top of the stairs
and when the journey is achieved there’s
and beautiful view looking back.

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Stair climb inside the the water tower , built 1906,
at Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle

eye of the needle
View from the top of the water tower is 360 degrees