Helvetica. The smell of the ocean. Pantone 187. Sunshine. The use of white space. A side-splitting laugh. A great scanner. The coast of California. The excitement of getting something back from the printer. Bluegrass music. Red wine. A genuine handshake. Fall. Seeing familiar faces. A great Account Director. Givers.
Bad traffic. The use of cell phones in public places. Too many typefaces on one page. Pollution. Bad kerning. Burnt coffee. The overuse of filters in Photoshop. Ordering a bad dish at a restaurant. Being late. When a classic song is covered by a crappy pop band. Pessimism. Starting over. Takers.
Call home more. Speak up in meetings. Ask more questions. Take on a pro-bono project. Submit my work to be judged. Exercise more. Give back. Take a class. Teach a class. Get in touch with old colleagues / friends. See more of the world. Wake up earlier. Be a mentor. Continue learning.
Specialties: Telling an occasional joke / working extremely hard / being punctual / being loyal / sometimes brings in snacks for co-workers / being dependable / great sense of design / admiration for true talent / willing to always learn more to become a better person and better designer.