The past couple of months have been a bit of a blur with traveling, speaking, teaching, shipping, blogging, emailing, working and all of the other things that make up the day of a 1-man design company. It’s difficult at times to keep up with everything when stuff gets busy, as I’m sure many of you know with your multi-faceted careers. It’s not just about making stuff, but everything else involved with keeping things going. Which brings me to the purpose of this post.
Signalnoise as an online entity has grown far beyond my expectations over the past few years, building a mighty little readership that I appreciate each and every day. The people who take the time to drop by and leave a few words through whatever means they do truly mean a lot to me, you have no idea. So here are a few words to you hardcores:
You guys are the best, man. I really appreciate all the kind words, feedback and general funny banter you bring to the blog every single day. When I started this thing I never expected to see the same names pop up all the time, but here we are. It’s like having a friend drop in to visit for a few minutes. I may not have the chance to reply to everything said, but I guarantee I read every word you guys write. Big, big thanks to everyone who contributes around here.
When I started the online store to sell my goods, I never expected people to buy them. For real, not just saying that. I made things that I liked, not things that I hoped others would like. But over the years I’ve seen a steady increase in the amount of posters and t-shirts sold through my little store, and you have no idea how proud I am to see people wearing my logo on their chest. Never thought I’d see the day, man. Mega thanks to everyone who took it upon themselves to support the Signalnoise brand. Truly humbled.
I look forward to the SNBC broadcasts every single week because it gives me the opportunity to hang out with good friends for an hour and talk about art. That means a lot to me since Halifax offers limited events when it comes to that kind of thing. Each week I have about 100 viewers who show up to hang, offering amazing dialogue and funny banter. I maintain, you are the ones who make those broadcasts fun. Thanks so much for showing up, gang.
Speaking event attendees
Now we’re getting down to it, the folks who actually travel and pay money to attend design events AND sit down for an hour to see me speak. I really enjoy getting onstage and telling the story of my work, but the fact that people are interested really does mean a lot. I appreciate each and every one of you for checking out my talks whenever they take place, and stick around afterward to hang out, shake hands and have some laughs. I’ve met so many amazing people at these events, and you’re all awesome. Means the world to me.
Back in the day I never thought I’d be onboard with the whole Twitter thing, but holy crap here we are. That service has been my main artery for keeping in touch with everyone, and the word ‘invaluable’ doesn’t even cut it. When I’m looking for feedback, help, advice, jokes or just keeping track of what others are up to, it’s become an essential. Most days I work from home by myself in the office, and you tweet-heads make it feel like you’re all here causing a ruckus. High fives to you all.
In a nutshell, a HUGE thanks to all of you who have supported and are continuing to support this little part of the web. Never could have done this without you.