Throughout a career in creative services as a freelance graphic artist, art director and eventually a creative director/owner of a boutique design firm, my own
design sensibilities were regularly tested and questioned. Seemingly on a daily basis. The deadlines and design pressure of delivering for national brands was a given...and I gladly signed on for it. Although perhaps with eyes wide shut.
I always relished the opportunities to elevate projects just through toying with them, usually during after hours. Not to diminish my own design value with the word, "toying" — it's' simply that I was always having fun, despite whatever seriousness was demanded.
Although I still take on the occasional design project, the fun these days is centered around passions within painting, mixed media and photography.