I studied architecture but my heart always belonged to typography, my eyes to graphics and my hands to ink...
Have you ever wondered if you picked the right university degree?
I'm still not sure if I did, but I am 100% certain that I made the right decision when I started dipping into the graphic and printing world...
I studied architecture, including a masters degree in sustainable design at Sydney University... ( ohh gosh I miss Sydney ) but my heart was always obsessed with stationery and typography, the signals were too obvious; I remember that I'd rather buy a pattern design book instead of the most popular Architecture one at the time... or save up "mi domingo" money to pay for Adobe Illustrator lessons (there where no youtube tutorials at the time)
" If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." – Vincent van Gogh
So here I am working on a print shop day and night, printing wedding invitations mostly on letterpress and hotstamping... learning more and more about typography and new printing techniques as the years go by.
It hasn't been easy for sure, there are days when I feel like ditching the towel and sit on NETFLIX all day... but it isn't in my blood to just sit and do nothing (ignoring my drive) ... Cause now I know that Paper, ink and graphics are my fuel!