Yes, he does look like a bit of a back woods radical, but graphic design artist Aaron Draplin’s talent is boundless. I recently bought his book “Pretty Much Everything,” and was impressed with a paragraph he wrote about work that didn’t quite pan out. No matter what your career, I believe what he says below applies to all of us.
“There were some stinging moments along the way. I’ve had my heart broken a handful of times. Be it snowboard graphics that fell through, gigs applied for and handed to folks who didn’t give a shit or a logo job promised and then complete silence. I’ve had things taken away. At the start, middle and end of jobs. And I’ll never forget that feeling. It taught me to buckle down, savor the jobs I had and never, ever half-ass this stuff.”
Visit his website at www.draplin.com to check out his work and big adventures.