Last year I was invited to join a gathering of talented up and coming design graduates at Chapman University. It was a breathe of fresh air to be amongst so many eager and enthusiastic designers, showing me their brilliance and telling me their dreams. I thought I owed them something in return, so I went ahead and wrote my personal story of how I broke into this hard-shelled chestnut we call the creative industry. I thought I'd post it here for this years class. I look forward to meeting the bunch tomorrow!