I knew the day I met Justin in 2007 we would be friends. We worked together briefly at Acxiom, where we both got our feet wet in digital media. There is a certain click with kids, teens, and grown adults who grew up playing with Legos. Their minds think the same, and they learn to piece together their lives in the colors that once were small lego’s. There are no missing pieces, there is just an opportunity for a new design.
Some of us followed directions, some took one look at the box and took a stab at it. Justin and I were the latter, and I am proud to say we still do the same thing both in life and with Lego’s. We have advanced to building Frank Lloyd Wright Lego’s and Great Hill’s designs as well, but we still approach adversity the same way, head on.
I want to wish Justin best of luck, and a round of applause for taking this to the next level by entering the LEGO Modern Home Design Competition, presented by Dwell. Still being able to be a kid in this very boring & habitual corporate world is paramount to happiness. The post modern college grad’s are rushing to six figures, only to get there and realize, what did I just leave behind?
Remember what made you smile as a kid? Good.
Now go do it today.