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My Personal Philosophy

Nyla Smith | Thursday, January 20, 2011

I have a design philosophy.  This isn't it. 

Rather, this is just something that hit me years ago while I was still in art school slogging through sleepless nights at the studio trying to get projects done. I asked myself, why am I in art school?  Why am I doing this?  And all of a sudden, inspiration hit.  I was able to finish my project, and I was left with this:

I'm so proud to be an artist, because my Father is an artist. The best of the trade, in fact. I'm following in the family business! The One who envisioned every color that could ever exist, the One who paints the sky every morning, the One who has drawn us all with lovingkindness, has blessed me with a tiny smidgeon of His own artistic skill, creative thought, and sensitive soul.

So my aim is to make Him proud. "...Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men..." (Colossians 3:23).

This is what reminds me that we are all given talents and abilities that in essence are a reflection of who God is.  It is a confirmation that "we were created in His image".  No matter who you are: Doctor?  God is Healer.  Artist? God is Creator.  Teacher?  Jesus was a Teacher. It's something I reflect on every now and then. And I just wanted to share.

How do you see God revealed through you or your profession? I know I can't be the only one.

Nyla Smith is a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Front-End Web Developer with over 11 years of experience. She is the owner of n-Vision Designs, LLC in Hampton, Virginia, which exists to provide marketing support to small- and medium-sized businesses that need creative solutions. Contact Nyla if you'd like to discuss your next creative project. She can usually be bribed to a meeting with a cup of green tea and an oatmeal cookie.
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