i began design by simply playing around in mspaint. creating random internet pictures trying too hard to make internet friends.
one of my favorite early mspaint designs was for my dad's birthday. i had taken an image of his head, slapped on his (early) nickname with some "typography skills" and made some shirts for the family.
i no longer have the still image (and the business that originally printed the shirts lost the screen) so this annoying animated gif will have to suffice.
a year later, my mspaint skills had increased slightly, and my dad had another birthday, so the branding continued:
after seeing some of the random designs i had put together and made into shirts, a blockbuster coworker (i worked there for 7 years out of a 9 year video store career) who was in school for design started a fire under my ass suggesting i get into school for graphic design.
a year later, i decided to go for it and started some schooling. here is the second design i made for school, mind you, we had yet to touch the macs or any adobe programming, so this is still very much an mspaint project:
not the best looking work ever, but i'm still proud of my roots.