As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about my career passions. I love that I get to help individuals and businesses promote their brands online and keep them connected to their communities through their websites and social media outlets, but I’ve recently come to realize that my deeper passion lies in the creative journey of first establishing those brands through design. Whether it’s through a logo or web design, I find it truly gratifying to help mold and create those visual identities for my clients.
It was definitely not the career path I started on, but through some serious hurdles, sacrifice, and practice I am finally finding my footing in the design world and BOY am I glad to be here. I’m still battling with the typical struggles of “am I good enough?” and “there is so much competition!”, but I am slowly but surely shoving those toxic thoughts aside and letting positivity shine through.
I’ve finally seen the light and I’m letting it guide me along this ever-winding career journey.
In the end, it doesn’t really shock me that I’ve chosen to leave my writing roots behind and pursue more visual endeavors. I have always had such an appreciation for artists and designers that can translate a thought, phrase or even a feeling into a tangible and visual thing. And I can spend hours on end researching and studying design on sites like dribbble, site inspire, behance, FPO, Type Fight and SOOOOO many others and never tire of seeing such captivating imagery. It feeds my soul!
In those many hours of research/distraction, I’ve come upon my fair share of wonderful dog design work. So I thought I’d share a couple of my favorites with you today and pose the very simple/not so simple question: are you following your true career passions?
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for everyone!
top image / middle quadrant (clockwise from top left: Zach Graham / Matt Braun / Kyle Anthony Miller / Nathan Godding / bottom quadrant (clockwise from top left): Phalen Elonich / Nathan Godding / Justin Harrell / Phalen Elonich