The rise of Social Media has been nothing short of phenomenal. From its desktop infancy to its mobile ‘adult-essence’, there has been a marked maturity in the way individuals connect. With a compatible device and a few touches on a screen, one can reconnect with an old high school acquaintance, ‘match’ someone based on a profile, or in a Creative’s case, use it to showcase the flair that lies within. Careers have been built, prospered and maintained via effective use of the various mediums. But, let’s play devil’s advocate. If SM ceased to exist, would your social skills survive the cull? This week, I introduce a man whose social skills would not only ensure his survival, they would also ensure that he thrives as an apex in a world that recognises real relationships have always been the true source of power.
Humans excel in different ways; that’s a given. Perhaps under the guidance of elders or innate dispositions, some opt for the professional world. Doctors. Lawyers. Teachers. In the ever expanding world in which we inhabit, there can never be enough. But, for every Scrub, Suit and Tie, a Creative is needed to restore balance. As the late Nina Simone prophetically stated: “an artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times”. And I agree. A Creative’s content should not only document the world through their vision, but ultimately stand as an accurate reflection of self. This week, I introduce a young man who is the embodiment of the creative spectrum in which those choice humans choose to excel.