Bad things happen to good people but good things often go unnoticed.
I’d been seeking a logo for some time, and just wasn’t satisfied.
I took a crack at it, I hired people to work on it, and we all made some wonderful work. None of it fit.
So I let go of the idea that I’d find the logo that went with everything.
Then I got a letter from a graduate student in Canada asking to use some of my work for her final portfolio in graphic design.
On a whim, I gave her the choice of paying me or making me a logo after her school work was done.
She took option B and I didn’t think much else of it.
Several months later some designs came in my inbox and I learned the student was now a professional.
She had landed a job at an ad agency that represents industry leaders who are worldwide household names.
Even if I became the most famous photographer in the world, I probably still couldn’t afford them.
It’s pretty awesome to get work of that caliber as a trade.
It’s also a great feeling to get something better than expected — especially when getting it makes you
even the tiniest piece on the path to someone’s success.