This cool, wild, rambunctious color represents the me I am right now. It is a symbol of breaking free from who I used to be. Still in the warm-ish palette, still unexpected. Design will always be a part of who I am and I’ll always see the world with a designer’s eye. But, deep within my soul, I am an artist who hopes to bloom. I need to come into my own creatively, whatever that means. Wacky pink is lovingly named after my favorite adjective as a kid. Little A, this one’s for you.
Punch was me deciding to “up the ante” on my career. Fresh out of my first real job, I entered the world of “digital design” at Sears, after working on point-of-sale displays and print exclusively. It was time to buckle down and become a UX designer. It took a lot of work, don’t get me wrong, but Punch was there for me. My new, fresh haircut. And Punch took me through Sears, Barack Obama, tireless freelancing and to Google – and for that I’ll always be grateful.
Orngey-gorney (the OG) referred to the color orange when I was a kid. It was the perfect color to kickstart my career as a kid graphic designer nearly ten years ago. I loved it’s sunny demeanor, giving me hope as I graduated during the throes of the Recession. I also liked how nice it looked with light, warm gray text (never mind if that text was visible, hell it was also in lower case). Orngey, thanks for being my first foray into design, my partner in crime. You are gone but not forgotten.