Have you ever been in a situation and wonder “How did I get here?” That was me on Wednesday.
I was at a dinner in Las Vegas with several people from a design competition, but ended up with a small group that included Shashi Caan, Angelo Surmelis, Susan Inglis, Ed Baran and myself.
Shashi Caan – SC Collective
Shashi’s orginally from India and now lives in New York. Angelo was born in Germany, but is really from Greece, and now lives in New York and Los Angeles. Susan is from North Carolina. Ed is from Philadelphia and now lives in Los Angeles. I’m originally from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and now live in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Susan Inglis - Executive Director SFC
You can Google any of them and get pages and pages of the great work they’ve done, the national and international awards, or the shows they’ve done, or the important things they’ve achieved.
Angelo Surmelis –TV Design Guy
I feel like I might have “faked” my way into this situation, but I’m glad to have been there. I remember saying, more than once, after hearing the credentials of people in this party, “I grew up on a turkey farm.” Seriously, I did. I am self-taught in the world of practical thinking. I am not a designer.
Publicist Ed Baran with Cher
So, what did we talk about, all of these important people, all of these people who do important things?
Not design? Not how everyone is important? Not “Look at me”?
So, here we are, from everywhere and every walk of life, talking about something singular. Even though we are all different, we all came back to the one thing that impacts all of us.
It was a great night.