5 Years Ago

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  1. Wowser, congratulations James. Well I was a bit of a Johnny-come-lately as you know, but your blog has been such a huge inspiration to me, and I’m sure heaps more folks will say the same. Well done matey, looking forward to seeing the next five years (and beyond) of the Signalnoise story. All the best.

  2. I think the name Signalnoise first registered on my radar when I tuned in to a live broadcast (wish I could remember which one) after it had been linked up from a Twitter follower. Ever since then I’ve continued to check out the site and your work that’s been coming out.

    It’s great to learn about how you got things together and how the site grew from your desire to explore and play, I can certainly make a few comparisons to that on my own site and it only helps reinforce the idea that if you truly work hard enough at something and are passionate about it, it will pay off in the long run.

    Congrats on the five years of Signalnoise joy!

  3. Can’t believe that’s how long it’s been dude! That abduzeedo article was how i found your work and it’s been awesome watching you do you thing over the years! Thanks for the inspiration on and off screen!

  4. I kind of discovered your art late, but thanks to the SNBC recordings I’ve been able to keep up with your career and see how much you’ve grown. Your passion for design is awesome as is the care you show for those who follow you. The only way to describe you and your work is by calling you… inspiring. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations! I think the first thing I saw of yours was Reckless Love…since then I’ve been lurking around here and some of my other favourite designers/artists blogs and I’ve finally decided to get more involved in the design community.

    What you’re saying about designing/creating artwork for yourself – what inspires you and things you love – instead of for trends is something I’m really trying to take on board because when you’re starting out a blog like I am it’s easy to think you need to create artwork about One Direction and Twilight to get noticed.

  6. Thanks for the kind words, gang. I didn’t post this to garner any congrats, but I greatly appreciate it nonetheless. You guys are awesome.

    I do a lot of reminiscing anyway, but on days like this it feels potent. When things started there was no grand plan, or action items, or business model, or whatever. There wasn’t even a real goal for the site, it was just something to encourage me to make stuff. Never could have anticipated the consequences, especially at the beginning. But I also didn’t care too much. It was just fun.

  7. Way to go, eh!!! I do not remember the exact date, but I have been tracking your progress for 4.5 years now, it is, so true, all it takes “One small step, for a man, one giant leep for…” As I said “Way to go, eh!”

  8. This is very inspiring James. In just start to work for my own and read your blog makes me push more harder in my professional life.
    Thanks.

    Greetings from Central America. (El Salvador)

  9. I feel bad for saying this but looking at the stuff you were making at 22 makes me feel much better about myself. Everyone has to start somewhere ha

  10. Congratulations! Five years is a big milestone, especially for a blog. I probably first saw your work through that Abduzeedo article as well. Thanks for taking us all along for the ride!

  11. I remember stumbling into my first SNBC broadcast a few years ago, your passion and personality shined through. Started following your blog that day and never missed a broadcast since. Your work and work ethic continue to be an inspiration…here’s to another 5 years!

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James White is a digital artist and speaker hailing from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. With over 20 years of experience, James has worked with many international brands and has taken the stage at design conferences across the globe. He loves hot pink, chrome text and stuff from the 1980s.

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