Brave

Brave

by Drew Melton

Since moving to Los Angeles I’ve (almost) constantly found myself way over my head. I won’t lie, I’ve never been more scared & overwhelmed. These moments of self-doubt & fear or living-in-the-not-knowing (thanks Don Draper) have taught me what bravery is. It’s the ability to accept the reality we are in, good or bad, and continue to see the good in yourself and in others.

Get some Fresh Air!

Get some Fresh Air!

by Drew Melton

Getting my Terry Gross on this weekend.

Work Hard(er)

Work Hard(er)

by Drew Melton

Live Harder!

Follow your Bliss

Follow your Bliss

by Drew Melton

It’s never perfect and that’s just perfect.

Don’t Kill my Vibe

Don’t Kill my Vibe

by Drew Melton

I’ve spent a lot of time with friends talking about creative process. We all have our own point of view, our own methods and opinion on what we believe is truly creative. At the end of the day I’m realizing that honesty is the most creative attribute. Do what you want, the way you want it. It may not be “Correct” but it won’t go unnoticed.

Fresh like a box of Krispy Kremes

Fresh like a box of Krispy Kremes

by Neil Secretario

A good reminder to keep it fresh, no matter what you do. Always challenge yourself, change it up, and keep moving forward.

Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

by Drew Melton

As a designer/creative failure is not just an option but an essential part of the creative process. If I’m not failing I’m not really trying. I would love to provide a sure fire formula for getting rid of the discomfort. All I can say is that the career of a freelance designer is anything but safe and predictable. In the end I was surprised to learn that really failing is not all that bad. After failure… I’m still here. That is probably one of the best feelings I’ve had this year. Being strong when everything goes wrong actually feels really good. It’s worth the risk.

Seek Adventure

Seek Adventure

by Drew Melton

This phrase stood out to me for a number of reasons. I have always felt a tug at my heart to travel and pursue exciting life experiences. To my surprise I have often found these opportunities intimidating—Despite my desire for adventure. After taking that initial leap into the unknown I find myself ever more grateful for the risk of adventure.

Hustle + Muscle = Success

Hustle + Muscle = Success

by Drew Melton

I challenged myself with brush pens while making this. I also love the phrase.

See you on the beach!

See you on the beach!

by Drew Melton

I hate the beach…