Hey Y'all!

Just kidding. I didn’t get a drop of my Dad’s southern drawl. Luckily, I didn’t get any of my Mom’s Pittsburghese either. ‘Yinz’ doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. That’s the worst part of having grown up in the suburbs outside of Raleigh. I hate that I never got that southern belle charm or learned how to cook cornbread that would make Guy Fieri retire. But, I do know how to swear. I guess I inherited a little too much of that from Mom.

 

I hate writing about myself. Well, not really. If I did, I wouldn’t be spending my week on a “portfolio-bender” using every waking moment trying to articulate the perfect, most calculated About Me section known to the creative community. Yesterday, a whole section of my vision went missing. Not lying. I stuck my hand out in front of me and it wasn’t there. 

 

But, then and there, I had an epiphany.

 

This is what it’s all about. I love thinking so hard I get the occasional popped blood vessel. Now this, this is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. Thinking hard. Thinking in circles, getting frustrated. Then, and only then, I catch the hail mary Super Bowl-winning throw, that realistically comes in the form of an exceptional insight or concept. The birth of an idea that makes your eyes water and your heart rate increase. It’s addicting.

 

In highschool, I wrote my college admissions essay on the word “hodgepodge.” Why? I thought I was hodgepodge. A blend of mediocrity in my social life, work life, family life and school life. Sounds depressing, I know. I talked about how I wasn’t homecoming queen, valedictorian, or had won a State Championship, but I was good and worked hard. It was true- at the time.

 

What I didn’t know was that I hadn’t found my thing- not yet.

 

Fast forward 4 years, I’m a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design, studying Art Direction in Advertising, with a 4.0 and love for what I do. I wasn’t mediocre, I was lost. Luckily, I found my passion in those first thumbnails I sketched out.

 

Whoever you are, nice to meet you, and enjoy my portfolio.