To me, creativity is an everlasting whirlwind, rapidly spinning in my mind. I imagine it as the infamous tornado scene in “The Wizard of Oz;” wooden chairs and screen doors flying galore.
At this point, I’ve exerted all of my creativity into this tiny funnel that overflowed into this site.
The draining of my creativity into that funnel was so loud that it awoke me in the middle of the night countless times. It distracted me from what I considered less important details, or what some would call “sleep” or “homework.”
Add the distractions of my phone screaming at me, my staffers pulling me left and right and, of course, social media constantly beeping in my ear buds. One might observe that I live in a spiraling conundrum of chaos.
Yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How else could I live? I can’t imagine a day of complete nothingness. I’m already boring myself just thinking about it.
So we give you Ball Bearings.
This website is my No. 1.
There’s no better way to describe it. I’ve spent so much time on it. It has my heart and soul. Also some tears and a little bit of blood.
How do I get by?
Tonight, I settle into my semi-comfortable computer chair in the Unified Media Lab, close my eyes, listen to the melodies of my favorite Beach House album and sip my chai tea – a process I use to hone in on the hidden inner walls of my mind and unleash the creativity within.
So, if you ever feel like escaping your own chaos, do as I do.
Put in your ear buds, and cancel out the surrounding noises. Take a journey through our website and enjoy the ways in which my staffers and I channel our creativity.
A wise teacher once told me, “A designer’s work is never done.”
Like our ever-growing site, find what your creativity won’t let rest. And if you need inspiration, come back to our site. That’s what we’re here for.
Online Managing Editor
Online Design Editor