In the first few years of striking out on my own and establishing an independent design studio, my universe was ever-expanding, yet my immediate world felt small, consumed as I was by a new, growing business. A memorable event from those early days was an invitation to speak to a community of colleagues and fans about my process; confirmation that I was doing something truly right!  I still hold with these same basic principles and beliefs and have had many more experiences since then. Helping to refine my approach, sharpen my skills, and continue to learn new things.