Special shout out and thank you to the talented, thoughtful Beks Opperman and Stephen Kenn. Here is a truly inspiring process video they made in conjunction with Process Creative that I shared in class as an example of not only great visual storytelling, but also having a salient, heartfelt message. These folks are very sincere, risk-embracing, and deserve every bit of support and hard won success they have and will continue to earn each step of the way.
Working in the design world can be a bit disheartening sometimes. Ok, a LOT of the time. You think of an idea, you work out all the potential problems, you make it and put it out there and wait to see if people want to buy it. And then sometimes they DO in fact buy it, and then you ship out your heart and soul (sometimes known as a lovingly crafted sofa) to that person. And then, most of the time, you don’t ever hear from that person who now owns a piece of your heart. And that’s ok. Its expected even. But then sometimes you DO hear back from a customer. And sometimes they are really cool, and really like the sofa that they purchased from you. Such a time happened to Stephen recently. He got a very kind email from a one Professor James Chiang. James is a photographer and a professor at a university in San Francisco. He sent us the above photo of the piece in his place, featuring his dog Noi. Thank you James, you’ve helped to keep the artist-demons at bay for a while.