Have a look at a blogpost I wrote a while back for Bailey Brand Consulting These things still hold true:
I get excited about the little things in life. And I think that’s pretty amazing.
Sounds, places, tastes, thoughts, people…you name it, I’ll probably start hopping up and down about it like a hyper-active rabbit. Take nature, for instance. Now THAT’s something to write home about. Yes, good old mother nature takes my breath away just as easily as it does the next tree-hugger (though I usually consider myself to be more of an avid iMAC-hugger).
I’ve had a thing for little Miss Nature for as far back as I can recall. Always amazing, never falling short of impressing, and constantly inspiring me to create. It’s no wonder I frolicked down the path of design as I did. It’s in my nature to design—to see the beauty in details, make order out of chaos, communicate on a multitude of levels…the whole nine. It’s not everyday that people walk outside and actually feel the air on their face, stare up at the clouds reveling in astonishment, or listen to the trees conversing around them (let’s not discount those dang chipmunks, either). I’ll never stop pointing out the clouds to my friends, pulling leaves from trees to stare closely at their teeny tiny veins, or yelling “Do you smell that?!!?” with a smile as I drive by honeysuckle bushes.
To just stop and drink everything in—that’s exciting for me. It is this excitement for the little things, and probably a plethora of other influences no doubt, that inspires me to design. And that, my friend, is pretty big.