• Garrett Campagna, 4 months ago

    Hi Thomas! Thanks for all the insight. I'm bummed to hear that's how spirituality can be perceived but I totally get it. There have been a lot of negative connotations / hatred stemming from what people have called Christianity over the years and while I don't identify at all with that (and believe it not to be real christianity in the first place), I definitely don't want to possibly be associated with that by people looking at my design work.

    As for the personal branding, I can see where you're coming from there. Many years ago a former design mentor gave me and some of my peers the advice to not create a personal brand and to just let the work speak for itself. His basic idea was that designers should be presented as people, not brands. Maybe outdated advice at this point, but I still think that way.

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    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 months ago

      Many years ago a former design mentor gave me and some of my peers the advice to not create a personal brand and to just let the work speak for itself

      I think that is one possible decision when it comes to the way you are selling your experience / work in a professional setting. I personally think that this is still valid and good advice - it all depends on how you personally decide. I also don't "brand" my professional identity, for exactly the same reason as you, I wanna let my experience speak for itself.

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