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A reminder that design matters


St. Louis Blues January 2017 iOS Lockscreen

I started making these lockscreens for myself a while back. Here and there a friend would see it and ask me to send it to them. Now I figure I’ll kick it up a notch and make them available here on my site. I was inspired by the supremely talented Dan Doelling. I’ve never met Dan, but I came across his work on Twitter and have been trying to design one of my own that’s better than any of his ever since. I haven’t yet, but between them all I’m sure you’ll find one you like.

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St. Louis Blues January lock screen


A lot of people figure out what they want to be when they grow up long before they grow up. Not me. I was 20 years into my career before I figured out I had a passion and talent for marketing. Then it took a couple more years after that to get to the point I could use the words passion and talent in a sentence about myself.

The good news is that once you get over that hurdle it’s only a matter of time until you start your own personal website. Hi.

Life is unpredictable. You never know where it will lead. Looking back it’s easy to connect the dots but getting to where you are can seem random. (Steve Jobs said this best.)

So yes, I came to marketing in an unusual way. But I brought with me things that I think make me unique from other marketers. I have experience in selling, as well as running a small business. I have an entrepreneur’s spirit to go along with my creative side. You can learn more about me here.

In the meantime, please do come back often. I’ll be using this blog to help myself understand the fast-paced world of marketing. I’ll share interesting information, opinions, and data that I believe is useful to being a better marketer. My hope is that by doing this, I’ll make myself better. Hopefully you’ll find something interesting along the way.