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Creative Morning - May 2016

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CREATIVE MORNING - MAY 2016

Once a week, our design team meets for 10 minutes to share the things currently inspiring us outside of work. It might be something about a book we're reading, or an extracurricular project, or an insight gleaned from a personal relationship. We call it "Creative Morning."

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KEN TOMITA: "This weekend, I went to a friend’s kid’s first birthday party. As a gift, I bought I Want My Hat Back, a children’s book by Jon Klassen. I really liked the whimsical, goofy illustrations. I sometimes wish I could be an illustrator, and be more spontaneous with creativity and making imaginary worlds. I liked the book enough to buy a copy for myself!"

KEVIN DO: "I visited my college-aged cousin over the weekend. I hadn’t seen him for a while, and probably don’t spend enough time with him. He was having family issues, feeling disconnected and isolated. I just sat with him and dedicated himself to listening; letting the silence happen. It was a good thing in the end. It’s exciting to watch him transitioning into adulthood."

EDMUND SANDOVAL: "I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music. It was a big part of my childhood, as both my mother and stepfather played professionally in orchestras (my mom played the flute and piano, my step father played the French horn). Classical music feels humongous, much bigger than other kinds of music. I’m going to be listening to a lot more this week, both contemporary and the oldies."

MAX BROWN: "I just watched Sense and Sensibility (1995) in honor of the late Alan Rickman. I didn’t have any prior experience with Jane Austen, and was really surprised by how laugh-out-loud funny it was. I loved it! It reminded me to pay attention to everything; to not write something off simply because I may not be the 'target demographic.”

SYLVIA CHOI: "I went on a retreat meant to help find vision and one’s calling. I came away with a new daily practice of reminding myself: 'This is where I am. What can I give?' I like to give encouragement to others."

SEAN KELLY: "I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend. I can honestly say that I am a different person after seeing it. I’ll save the full spectrum of my emotions involving the film until after everyone has seen it. Through reading books, watching movies, and talking with friends, we’re able to see things inside ourselves that were always there, but that we may not have known how to express."

Once a week, our design team meets for 10 minutes to share the things currently inspiring us outside of work. It might be something about a book we're reading, or an extracurricular project, or an insight gleaned from a personal relationship. We call it "Creative Morning."

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