One of the things that I love most about my family is that they stand behind me in all of my choices that I make. The most important one being which road I chose in college, graphic design. My mother was a graphic designer for many years before she started having little Eckert babies. The artistic gene was somewhere in there and in high school, I found it. To be honest, I had always thought I wanted to be a veterinarian. While art was always a passion of mine, I never thought that I could turn it in to a profession. When I hit high school I was taking too many art classes that by my junior year I had run out and had to start making up classes of my own. I started with fine arts, and quickly realized I couldn’t even draw a perfect circle. I tried interior and fashion design, and then realized I didn’t have the fashion sense I needed. I tried jewelry and sculpture and photography and then, graphic design. My teacher, Mr. Lequire, really pushed me towards design. Maybe he saw something in me. But from the day I sat down and taught myself how to mask in Photoshop while he was teaching the others how to resize photos, I knew I had found my calling. I would go in early, and be in his classroom through lunch, and just work on whatever assignments he threw at me. I wish I knew his number or email because I would thank him for helping me find out what I wanted to do with my life. Design is truly a passion of mine and has for almost 10 years now, and I couldn’t think of anything better to do for the rest of my life.
But I digress, so going back to how my family stands behind me, they like to use me for this thing called designing that I do. My Dad works for a food distributor and recently wanted me to create a logo for him. He said simply, make up a farm, and make me a logo. Why is my family so easy to work with? I know it won’t be like this forever but sheesh, I’m loving it. I have to give credit to my Mother for thinking up the name. She recently went back to school for her Bachelors in Design since she currently has her Associates, and I’m so proud of her! So thanks for the name Mom.