It’s interesting how easy it is to take people, places, and things for granted when you see them everyday. So here’s to you, Space Needle. I appreciate you in the morning on my walk to work. #seattle #afterlight #queenanne #spaceneedle #northwestisbest #upperleftusa #pnw #seattlecenter
Great to be back in my hometown of Chicago, even though I’m only in the airport for about 15 minutes before catching a connecting flight. Wish I could stay longer! #afterlight #chicago #geometry #design #ohare (at Chicago O’Hare International)
Old Stock is a set of over 130 Actions for Adobe Illustrator. They cover a wide range of vintage and modern drop shadows and fills to create beautiful and striking effects for your designs. They can be used on any vectorized type or object. Old Stock creates the effects in vector and separates and groups the shapes for you. All you need to do is apply your own color!
*facepalm* Or, you know, be a good designer and learn patience & how to do this shit for yourself. I just looked through all of these, and pretty much all of these are things that can be done in 5 minutes without spending money on a bunch of dumb actions you’ll overuse at first until you get distracted by another fad, forget that you have them, and never use them again.
People who call themselves designers but haven’t developed the necessary patience it takes to truly hone their craft are lowering the bar for the rest of us and it makes me mad. Obviously. They’re like tweens whose parents buy them a really nice DSLR camera, and suddenly they’re “photographers” with a Facebook page and a memory card full of crap. They devalue those of us who do this shit for a living.
Turns out what doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
At the age of 23, Alan Lock, a junior officer in the British Royal Navy, began to experience impaired vision. An eye test revealed he had macular degeneration and would be legally blind within a month.
The Royal Navy had no choice but to discharge Lock from his post—one that he had dreamed of since he was a child. Forced to give up on his career, Lock refused to give up on life and set his mind on a new goal and became the first legally blind person to row a boat across the Atlantic Ocean. He later became the first blind person to trek across Antarctica and the first blind person to run the Marathon de Sables in the Sahara. In addition to setting world records, he’s raised thousands of dollars for worthy charities and become a worldwide inspiration.
We all love an amazing comeback story; especially those about someone who recovered from a horrible event that caused them to re-think their entire worldview and purpose and emerged astonishingly successful. Psychologists David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravets call these individuals “supersurvivors.” In their bookSupersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success they argue there are common characteristics of those who are able to turn a traumatic event into a personal success story.
Although the authors are careful to point out they aren’t advocating trauma, they say these individuals are extreme examples of tapping into the resilient nature that lies within all of us. Whether overcoming a traumatic event such as a sudden loss of eyesight or a minor setback such as losing a key client at work, Feldman and Kravets say there are four key traits that make supersurvivors so resilient that we can all learn from:
I read somewhere recently that @instagram is the Polaroid Camera of my generation. So happy to be able to capture beautiful roadside moments like this one with my wife & best friend @invisiblemily. #afterlight #northwestisbest #upperleftusa #k5summer #pnw #pnwonderland #letsgosomewhere #livefolk #liveauthentic #seattle #igers_seattle #igers_seattle_fav (at Chuckanut Drive)