Welcome to my BRAND NEW BLOG! I'm so excited to kick things off with a guest post from the lovely Angeles Moreno! She and I have worked closely through my herbal line, website and now this blog! She is one of the most talented and effervescent women I've ever met. Welcome, welcome to this new space I hope you love it as much as I do! XO Lacy
When Lacy Young asked me to contribute with her new blog, I thought it would be interesting to start with some of the things we have in common:
A Strong Motivation. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with several of her inspiring projects, starting with the Herbal Line LacyLike – Organic | 100% Natural | Hand Made, which has extended to the design and development of LacyYoung.com and most recently, LacyLike.com. She represents the ideal client in my scope: meaningful projects, prolific collaboration through open communication, freedom of expression as an artist and complete trust on results.
An effective graphic identity should harmonize with what is inside shaping the form, translating a concept to visual language; from mind to matter. There are other intangible factors involved in this psychological process not easily expressed by words but is fair to say its success depends on the ability to understand parallel realities.
A Creative Background. Both of my parents are architects, so I grew up surrounded by all sort of art, craft and design tools and equipment, which I was never told not to touch. I was naturally trained an artist and my reaction for computers at the beginning, was categorical: the new techs had began to change the whole artistic process, from conception to production and distribution at a very fast phase; and my initial rejection was against the mechanization of a traditionallly organic process.
At the University, while studying Graphic Design, I had to develop a final project for the multimedia module. I found an unexpected excitement in this new virtual world, as a powerful tool to optimize the artistic methodology and its techniques. While learning the software and getting used to the hardware, I clearly remember having a crucial thought: “I would like to do this for a living”. Soon later I began authoring webpages, dvd's and cd-roms, becoming an eclectic artist-designer-illustrator-developer. I envisioned working with other people around the world taking advantage of the internet, much before it became what it is today.
Heart Centered Career. Lacy and I are constantly looking for opportunities to synchronize our personal philosophy through what we put at the service of others, giving the whole process a profound meaning. We acknowledge the advantages and challenges of choosing to follow our dreams. A challenging path without a doubt, but full of rewards. From my part I am certain that one of the most significant retributions has been the addition of a Yoga practice into my life. A practice that extends beyond the limit of a place in time. Through appreciation for what we can offer to others is that we express our profession.
Working as a freelance has given me the patience to understand that everything is in constant fluctuation, and that Systole and Diastole apply to our profession, our personal relationships and our economic income. I see the past as previous lives already, each of them giving an aspect to my personality and my overall view of the world. All the people I have met, and furthermore, collaborated with, have stayed more than metaphorically. Some of them have a page on my graphic design portfolio or a drawing on my sketchbook. They have all contributed to my evolution as a human being, not only as a designer. They have thought me through what they love and I will always remain grateful for that.
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