Jim Ward

Location Jacksonville, Florida
Occupation Graphic Designer
Website http://averagejim.com | http://fourletterward.com

About Me

Graphic designer, amateur illustrator, aspiring amateur writer, AIGA Jacksonville board member, and people watcher. I won a hip-hop dance battle on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and also considered guitar lessons once.

Why do you write?

Some of the earliest contributed explorations of my creativity came from countless times of staring off into clouds passing over while lying in the middle of a field, creating images in my imagination. The same goes for the sprayed popcorn texture on the ceiling above my bunk bed. In elementary school I would find myself scolded often by my teachers for not paying attention, staring out of the window off into the horizon. It was only natural to start taking my introspective distractions in the direction of illustration, typography, graphic design, and to some degree toward writing — attempting at least.

Any favorite authors? Books?

A favorite book for me would be Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary for its biting and energetically descriptive narrative juxtaposed a darkly lighthearted story. Thompson is one of my most inspirational writers.

Other Authors:
Steve Martin; Ellen Lupton; Nick Hornby; Elliot Perlman; Alex Garland; Stefan Sagmeister; Louis CK; Leo Babauta

Other Books:
Born Standing Up; The Four-Hour Work-Week, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; The Coma; A Long Way Down; The Rules of Attraction; And Here's the Kicker: Conversations With Top Humor Writers About Their Craft; How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Melanie Neale – Jan 25, 2012

Allright...I'm here...will finish my profile and post some stuff soon!

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