Favorite thing about my expertise:
One favorite thing about my expertise is the feeling I feel when the actions I take, based upon my years of acquired knowledge, address a concern of the client. That is one very feel-good moment!
What inspires me:
I am inspired by kindness, cleverness, and music. I get happy and motivated when people encourage and applaud while saying, “You did it, good job!” Supporting each other to win; that feels good. Competition does not motivate me, but support and inclusion does. I see this happening on the TV show The Voice or Ted Lasso. I see this happening on the Olympics, and it also happens on our DesignInk team.
Cleverness inspires me, intelligent conversation, or when someone sees an answer that is two steps ahead of me. When I see an inspired character performance, that’s a mesmerizing thing.
Once in awhile things need to get fixed quickly. I am a person who can be called upon in a pinch to go deep and fix an issue. No calls after 3AM. pls. ; )
Sometimes I’ll say about something I am working on that it “looks ugly before it looks pretty.” In my design process this is often true! I persevere, however, and continually smooth over rough esthetic edges until, at the final stretch, the world will see a gentle transformation that makes the entire page/presentation zing.
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