This wonderful note from Avery Nubson is not only a great example of how terrific it feels to raise someone else up, but also a reminder of the fact that reaching out is a great way to uncover opportunities to expand ourselves.
“Amy and I own Nubson Design, a graphic and web design studio in Moorhead, MN. We attended the Greater Than Yourself speech that Steve Farber presented in Fargo, ND with Lindsey, our intern at the time.
“After reading Greater Then Yourself, we had decided that Lindsey would be our project. Her internship had just ended and we knew that she could grow even more with our help. We started meeting with her once a week to look over her school projects and to talk about design. Under our guidance, she won a logo contest for Undeclared Records, Moorhead State University’s recording studio. We also submitted three projects for Lindsey into ND Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards. She won Silver (2nd) for her Undeclared Records logo in the student category. She graduates in May 2010, and we are continuing to be available for her as she applies for jobs.
“This process has been rewarding for us too. We grew as much as Lindsey did. I learned that I have a passion for teaching and would someday like to teach a class. Amy got more involved with the design students in town. We will continue to be there for Lindsey and we know that she will pay it forward. Our next step is to decide what to do for the next Greater Than Yourself project.”
Thanks for this, Avery! I’m looking forward to your future stories. Which leads me to the inevitable question for readers of this blog:
Who is YOUR next GTY project going to be?