Every Day is a Canvas is the name of my Instagram channel.
Below is how in 2021 I marked my 20th year in the design industry.

20 Posts of 20 important milestones celebrating 20 years.

Craig Sager was best known as the colorful and energetic character that worked as a sideline reporter during NBA games on TBS. He was always seen wearing wildly bright, gaudy blazers and he had a way of interviewing players and coaches that felt like they were old buddies having a chat about sports. In April 2014, Sager was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and he would eventually undergo 3 bone-marrow transplants as he fought for his life. On July 13, 2016, Sager was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards show for battling cancer. In a moving acceptance speech, Sager said something that would stick with me to this day and has become my motto. In speaking about his battle, which he would unfortunately and ultimately lose 5 months later, he stated “If I’ve learned anything through all of this, it’s that

“each and every day is a canvas waiting to be painted – an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning.”

As someone that creates every day for a living, Sager’s statement is literal and figurative but beyond that, it is prolific in my opinion. Regardless of if you are talking about creating something new every day or you are simply looking at every day as a new opportunity to do something positive, I believe Craig Sager’s statement is so relevant to so many. I consider myself someone that thrives on inspiration and is always looking for ways to foster creativity and positivity in others. It is for this reason that I have renamed and rebranded the Spin350 Instagram page as @everydayisacanvas. Beyond the page name simply being different, the newly inspired @everydayisacanvas Instagram page is my home-base of generating and sharing positivity and community in addition to sharing my ongoing design work. My goal is to re-approach how Instagram is traditionally utilized as a popularity platform focusing on vanity metrics and to focus more on inspiring creativity and positivity. And at the same time, getting the word out about great clients and partners that are aligned with that mission. This decision coincidentally comes at a time when Instagram is testing out hiding “like-counts” so that people can focus more on content rather than metrics, so my timing is great! Because Instagram “likes” will soon be hidden away, it also serves as a mental health reminder to check in with yourself and worry less about what’s popular and focus more on what genuinely interests you.