To be honest, it’s not really fun any other way. Having spend 20 plus years in an industry, it’s hard to imagine you will discover something new in your job. My curiosity is what drives me towards finding new paths, and I don’t know how else I would do it.
I started out in the sign industry in the early aughts. Originally attended the last school New England that taught traditional hand lettering. That particular skill was becoming less essential even at that time, yet I couldn’t turn away. I was endlessly fascinated with perfecting my brush strokes. I’ve gone on to perform many of the roles in the sign business, but I’m still managing to find something new to be curious about.
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