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I’m a designer. Nowadays I am an information architect which means I design the functionality and user experience of applications and web sites. I am very fortunate to be able to do this. The good side is that I get to be creative, and once I figure out a solution to something, I get super into it and excited about it and can concentrate very hard on the design process.

The bad thing is that for some reason people get caught up in very unimportant details of the designs. Like the text on a button. All that text needs to do is indicate to the user what will happen once that button is pressed. Beyond that, it is a copy tone issue that really doesn’t have anything to do with the architecture. A button that says “submit”, or “go” or “ok” effectively does the same thing which is indicate “press this to move on to the next step” but people will try to address the language on that stupid button with me for hours. And the thing is, after I’m done with it, a copy writer will change it anyway!!!!! Drives me insane.

There is also a little bit of fear when approaching a new project where I worry if I’ll be able to come up with a solution that is going to work. Usually I do, but sometimes its a struggle to get that initial creative spark.

My favorite thing to do though is make records. I am a very good record producer with a few full length discs under my belt. That fulfils me like nothing else. But it doesn’t pay at an independent level these days.