On Change

There is one core reason I’ve come to love a career in design. From month to month, week to week, day to day, the one constant in looking back on 15 years as a designer is this: change. Doing the same thing day in, day out, in the same way, within the same framework just doesn’t work for me. The uncertainty within an outlook that embraces change can, at times, be high in stress. But overall, that is overshadowed by newness, excitement, and looking into the unknown of what could be next.

What is next? Hard to say. Earlier this week, my wife took me out to dinner for my birthday. Wonderful time spent with great food, drink, and conversation. She’s very good at direct questions and follow-up. We went deep on what I’m looking for in the next few years from a creative business standpoint. The thing that I emphasized was change.

Now, I love being a designer. I feel very fortunate I’m able to do what I do, where I do it, and for whom I do it for. But I’m at a point where I feel something needs to change. There needs to be some sort of big shake up. New risks, new emphasis, new goals. I can feel that in the center of my being. I’m ready to embrace some sort of change, some sort of shift. I didn’t get into this business to accept the same old same old and I certainly have no intention of doing so now.