Into The Mind
Strategically creative with big picture ideas, small detail focus, and a propensity for maintaining excitement everyday.
Hello and welcome to my website. This site serves as a manifestation of my mind and shows my personality as well as some of the work that I am most proud of.
My name is David Solon, which you probably already know, and I am a Midwest boy who went down South for school. No matter where I am though, I'm probably dreaming about my next adventure! I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & Information Sciences from the University of Alabama. My major was Communication Studies and I minored in Advertising & Public Relations. I currently live in Michigan, but I am immediately able and would be eager to relocate for my next opportunity!
I have a passion for skiing, backpacking, experiencing new cultures, movies that make me think (huge bonus points if they make me laugh too), and finding outlets for my creativity. I also have a passion for people. This passion is what lead me to switch from computer science to communication studies early on in my collegiate career. I'm someone who gets excited when I can collaborate with others. Though I am certainly able to work on my own, I've found that having other people to bounce ideas back and forth with and share challenges & knowledge with makes projects significantly more enjoyable, manageable, and work more efficient and successful.
Despite all of that, I am an internally motivated person who thrives on competition with myself and always trying to get better. Some days that means flossing my teeth with more vigorous precision than the previous day; other days it takes the form of going home after a day of work and researching new ways to manipulate a photo more effectively on Photoshop. As long as I'm growing I'm happy, which is ironic given my dwarfism! Speaking of which, being a dwarf has forced me to look at things with a unique perspective and has given me opportunities to solve problems in innovative ways most other people have never thought of. This perspective and these experiences have made their way into my work throughout the years. Don't take my word for it though, see for yourself!
I sincerely hope that you enjoy looking through my work and exploring the different hemispheres of my mind! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, feedback, or even just to say hi!
- David L. Solon
How I Think Is How I Act...
The list below is something that I created that is the result of critical analysis of my values as well as my real-life experiences. I strive to live by these rules in both my personal and professional life. I do this with the belief and hope that if I do these things I will have lived a life of purpose and made a positive impact on the people around me.
- Live with integrity.
- Be Passionate.
- See the good.
- Don't waste failure; eliminate excuses.
- Value experiences.
- Seek knowledge.
- Strive for excellence in everything.
- Enjoy it all.
I encourage you to ask me about how these are exemplified in my both everyday life and in my work!