Moved!!!

The Soaring Design site and blog has moved to a new location. WordPress has been our home for quite some time now and we needed a new space to grow and wanted a different look. So may I present to you our new website:

http://www.soaringdesignsite.com

There it is folks! All the latest and greatest updates will happen here from now on!

Thanks for reading and keeping up to speed here! Please do so on our new site!

 

- Erik -

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Love In Motion

Love In Motion is a project that I am taking on where people in the creative business share their beliefs, draw attention to what is wrong in our world, and minister to the world around us about the Love that God has shown us; the Love that He has put in Motion for us! If you want to be apart of this project and put something together then contact me, let me know your idea and let’s move this forward and share with the world what we believe.

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Motion Graphics Page Update

Hey there everybody! Well changes are happening to the Motion Graphics Page. I am moving the contents of the page straight to my secure Vimeo Profile page. Here you can view them in the quality they were meant to be viewed in and can like, comment and interact with my videos as well as my colleagues.

Thanks to all of you that keep this page going and make this happen!

- Erik – Of Soaring Design

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Hey everyone this is a follow up announcement to the video announcement made on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook. 100 Moving Pictures is a campaign I am starting to see the creativity of Soaring Design followers. When we hit 100 follows on Twitter and 100 Likes on Facebook then I will post the pictures that are sent to me by our supporters. What do we take pictures of you ask? Well take pictures of the Soaring Design logo in random places around the US. The best 100 pictures will be put on a blog post and on our Facebook account. The 100th picture will win a prize yet to be determined. So get out there, take your photos, and show your love and support for Soaring Design!!!

Thanks to all the people that are following us on Twitter and Facebook! Keep it up guys!

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Get Your Face on a Book full of Tweets

Yes that is correct Soaring Design has joined the world of social networking and now has a page on Facebook AND on Twitter! So go hit the “like” button on Facebook and “follow” me on Twitter. If you don’t have either and will not join a social networking site, then I guess you really do have a life and are not like the rest of us.

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Lately I have been focusing on the idea and the worthiness of “networking”. Yes I of course have been thinking of the use of networking in the sense of business and especially in the context of graphic design and web design. I myself do and have done a number of graphic design and video projects and have not yet even shaken hands with someone who is also living in this world. So I have been doing research, looking and finding who in my area is involved in the world of graphic design, web design, filming, motion graphics, etc. To my surprise I found quite a few freelancers and firms alike! It was really surprising! In my area I felt so alone and then all of a sudden felt as if I was apart of something bigger and better.¬†I have not yet created a website and haven’t ever delved into the world of web design, but would love to get started and do some extraordinary work for clients, but there is the question of where and how to start? This is what really got me thinking of how to network, who to get into contact with and left me wondering why I haven’t ever done this before.

So I have begun my journey of networking in my area and would challenge those who haven’t yet to get into contact with those who you either admire or do work in your community!

I started thinking about networking and success last night as I watched the movie “The Social Network”. This movie got me thinking in very different ways such was, how far is too far, why would you stab your friends who are apart of your network in the back for success, could letting someone in your network, in your path, in your professional life have a negative effect on you? Of course a majority of the movie was fictional, I do realize that, but there is a morality tale tied into this movie based on true events. I then thought to myself, “Don’t ever let yourself become so big that you forget who you are, who your friends are, and where you are going.”

So go out there and network, become apart of a firm, work for a design agency, do freelance work for the rest of your life, but do not forget that when you network with other people, when you are collaborating with someone it is important to keep these relationships, these networks of mentors, teachers, friends and colleagues; no matter what.

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Hey everybody I know I haven’t been faithful with my posts, but I have been kind of busy dealing with life post college. Many things have changed for the better and many things haven’t changed that really need to, but all in all it has been a fun ride. I have been doing very little work for clients but now have an opportunity to have some regular freelance work where I will be creating advertising elements for clients. I know it sounds cryptic, but I cannot go into much detail. When I can you all will know exactly what is going on and where my work is. I need to create a full catch up post where I post my new work and I will be changing everything soon on the website but this will have to be enough for now.

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