Ya Never Lose

As a creative (or human in general), you are always having to deal with setbacks such as critique or fear of risk. I know for some this may not come easy, it surely doesn’t for me. But sometimes I step back and tell myself that it is OK because I will never lose.

I remember seeing a quote from the late great Nelson Mandela, "I never lose. I either win or I learn.”, that has stuck with me through the highs and lows. Mandela, with his massive efforts and setbacks, always knew where he was going and what he wanted to accomplish. I only hope that with my very minor setbacks, I can always pick myself back up, assess what I have learned, reach even higher and prevail.

  You got this!

You got this!

 
Melina Sweet
TBT: I Saved Latin

For my Sign Painting final in 2015, I decided to take on a quote from one of my favorite movies, Rushmore. I was lucky to find a vintage projector screen at Goodwill and knew it would be a challenging but unique substrate for my piece. With the help of my boyfriend, we created this video to capture the process.

 
Melina Sweet
Hello
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I always finding myself approaching life through design. So, I decided to start a journal where I can have my musings, work and rambles in one place.

Previously, I was a “Home Goods Expert” at Operator, where I would curate weekly collections of objects that inspire me and wanted people to purchase. During that time I was finishing up my degree in graphic design and didn’t realize how much that time would impact me. Little did I know that people actually trusted my opinion. Now I am working full time as a designer at boutique branding agency, Farm Design, where I touch projects that I only dreamed of when I decided I wanted to enter the design field my freshman year of high school. I am constantly learning from the amazing group I am lucky to work with everyday, the people in the design industry I get the privilege to meet and collaborate with. But I do miss the personal pleasure of curating my musings to share with the world. I hope I can do that here.

Stay tuned.

  RIP Operator — The only screenshot of a collection I made

RIP Operator — The only screenshot of a collection I made

 
Melina Sweet