You don’t fit inside a box.
Nah, you’re the room the box is sitting in.
Story time: I got kicked out of my design program in college.
Yikes, right? Kind of wild for a designer to admit. But it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.
Stay with me—this isn't a cliché "things were hard for me too" sob story from an influencer (nor is it my supervillain origin story).
So here's what happened: They told me I was "too creative." Seriously. What they really meant? I didn't want to conform to their creative "style." It's still hard to believe a design program said that to me, but that's just what happened.
And I won't lie, it sucked. I cried it out.
Well, for about 2.2 seconds anyway. Then I put on my big girl pants and decided to figure this out on my own.
After I graduated from college, I hit the ground running with Sweet Daddy Designs and never looked back.
Being a rebel worked out better for me than I could've ever imagined. And if you're still here reading this story, I'd bet money you can relate.
Sweet Daddy Designs is the product of those little acts of rebellion I made throughout my college years. Now, I work with CEOs like you:
The ones who walk in a room and demand attention.
The ones who aren't going to take no for an answer.
The ones who dream big and fight hard.
I know you’re wondering: No, I’m not Sweet Daddy. Our namesake is my great-great grandpa, who was the Sweet Daddy. He was also one of the most caring, hardworking men I’ve had the privilege of knowing–– and I’m proud to name my company after him.
We Live & Design by These Truths
To your beliefs, to your values, and to what you think is right.
About the world around you because it’s never too late to learn something new.
Partner with people from different backgrounds and different experiences.
Embrace and embody art, whatever its form, wherever you find it.
Because without rebellion there would be no change.
The Low Down
As the founder of Sweet Daddy Designs, I’ve had the privilege to work with dynamic clients to create strategic brands that fill the holes their businesses were missing.
I’m also a lifelong creative spirit with a degree in Strategic Communications and Fine Arts from Texas Christian University (no design degree, remember)?
If I’m not at my computer pulling together my latest brand strategy, you can find me scarfing down a pastor taco (or 4) at our local hole in the wall taco joint during the day, or putting together a cocktail and dinner for my family at night.
Ready to feel like the badass CEO you’re meant to be? Well, let’s get to it then.