Previously I SEGD-blogged about one of our more experienced members, Susan Jackson Keig. This time I want to take a moment to blog about some of the youngest members of our community.
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Sharon Brooks is a Marketing Director at Selbert Perkins Design.
"...but each for the joy of working, and each, in his separate star..." L'Envoi by Rudyard Kipling
The signage industry is filled with so many shining stars. Sharon Brooks is thankful to have been able to learn from them for so many years now, share with them and create with some of the best masters out there! Splashing the canvasses' of our environments, leaving impressions that will outlast all of us. Her passion for Rudyard Kipling's L'Envoi, that she shared at her father's funeral, speaks deeply to her passion and creative visions. Growing up with a father who was a professional photographer, she was immersed in seeing things differently - color in layers and texture before composition - just a few of his early lessons.
Sharon grew up outside of Chicago, loving what the city was all about and always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the arts. Her degree in Graphic Design from Ball State University and her studies abroad in Europe allowed her to appreciate the arts on a deeper level. Having worked in the industry for a number of years she continues to be amazed at the advances and acceptance our world tolerates with the speed of change in technology, fabrication processes and communication (or lack thereof). Delivering messages, even the most simple ones has never been more difficult and yet easier all at the same time.
The chaos of all this keeps her interested in what we do as a society of designers, serving the needs of our peers. Developing relationships with generations of talent inspires me and the SEGD community has been a place to foster great friends and business relationships over the years. Sharon Brooks is thankful for what she hopes will be many more years of working with all in the profession - painting more canvas' and as Kipling said - "shall draw the thing as he sees it for the God of Things as They Are!"