2016 in Review
2016 will go down as one of the strangest years in recent history. Despite the rollercoaster that 2016 was, I have plenty to fondly look back on. Here's a brief review of last year:
March: Iceland for Design March
In March I joined fellow AIGA members from all over the nation on a week excursion to Iceland. We stayed in the beautiful & trendy KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. The first half of the week was spent traveling around Iceland, soaking in the Blue Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, visiting Vik and the Black Sand Beach, seeing the Northern Lights, and eating incredible food. The second half of our stay was spent enjoying Design March. We attended inspiring talks from industry leaders and visited art exhibits throughout the city.
April: Creative South in Columbus, GA
Creative South is a design conference held in Columbus, GA every year. It's become and annual trip for me and I've made some life-long friends at the conference. Building a strong national and international design community is just as important as a local one. I've obtained an immeasurable amount of knowledge from my peers at the creative conferences I attend.
July: The Formation of Greene Design, LLC
On July 7, 2016 I officially formed Greene Design, LLC. After freelancing on and off for years, I decided to finally form my own company. I branded the company using my last name.
July: Portrait Workshop with Tutes
The incredible portrait photography Tutes taught a workshop in Brooklyn in July.
August: WMC Fest in Cleveland
I attended Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland again. Much like Creative South, WMC Fest is a creative conference with inspiring talks. The highlight of WMC is hanging out on the rooftop of the hostel with other creative friends I only see once or twice a year.
October: Escape to Acadia
In October I went on a solo adventure to Acadia National Park. I camped out in the Blackwoods Campground. I spent the 5 days hiking, cycling, shooting photos, and eating lobster.
December: Joined the board of ADCNJ
In December I was appointed a position on the board of the Art Directors Club of NJ as the Young Blood Community Leader. I will be hosting events aimed at recent graduates and young professionals.