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Cartoons & Legos

An Article of ME

Saturday morning cartoons and Legos shaped my childhood. When I say, “Legos,” I don’t mean the organized, coordinated kind that came with instructions. No! I mean the kind that lived in a pile, in a box, in the closet, under the stairs, tucked away for rainy days. But I loved it. Legos kept my hands busy and granted me the power to build whatever my mind could conjure. Cartoons enabled me to never be confined to the idle world at hand. I could always escape, dream big, and imagine the adventures that awaited me.

 

Time skip to today, I still love cartoons and legos, but those childhood pleasures have manifested themselves a little differently. In my professional career they appear as strategy and design. Strategy as the cartoons and design as the Legos. 


As a strategist, I imagine new ways products and services live in the world. I ask, "What’s going to be energizing or impactful to the consumer? Or evoke a visceral reaction?" As I research, I seek context the bigger story behind data. I find that little something that helps me connect. That something that is real and authentic. And as a designer, I create. I do. I produce. I breathe life into ideas and make them real. There is so much excitement in what is yet to be uncovered and visualized. Everyday I look forward to new opportunities to explore.

 
 

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Q&A

q.1

Where have you lived?

CHATT . CLT . RVA . SF

q.4

Round dots or square dots?

Good one! Square!

q.7

Daytime or nighttime?

Nighttime! I'm a raccoon.

q.10

Favorite cartoon?

It's an anime called One Piece.

q.13

Winter or summer?

Summer

q.2

What is your birth sign?

Aquarius

q.5

Marvel or DC?

Marvel. Team Iron Man all day.

q.8

Favorite food?

Chicken wings

q.11

Favorite band?

My Morning Jacket

q.14

What kind of car do you drive?

Proud member of the Subie gang. I drive a hatchback STi.

q.3

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke! But Sweet Tea over everything!

q.6

Favorite movie?

The Devil Wears Prada. Forrealz!

q.9

Alcohol of choice?

Whiskey/Bourbon

q.12

Spring or Fall?

Fall! Pollen is not my jam. 

q.15

Favorite sport?

It's a long story, but I'm a soccer player turned yogi and ballroom dancer. Check out the video from my showcase.

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Julian Grimes

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julian grimes  \\  strategist   .   julian.grimes7@gmail.com   .   423.255.9169   .   @purposeofend