I want to personally thank a few people and organizations that have helped COLORCRITICAL have the best year ever. First I want to thank my lovely wife Justine and son of 3 years Lucas for putting up with my crazy travel schedual and for letting me know that being a father and husband is the greatest job anyone can have and that the true secret to life is balance. So here is to you Ag Clan!
I want to thank the GIA and GMB for their incedible belief in my services and for the wonderful opportunities COLORCRITICAL has been offered. The GIA and GMB are wonderful companies who have nothing but integritiy in everyting they do. In particular I want to thank a few individuals at the GIA. Eric Harsh, thanks for believing in my abilities as a consultant and trainer. Will Holland, thanks for your unbeleivable presence in being an educated speaker, your ability to woo a crowd is inspiring. Thanks Rick Scrimger for the new business and the new music… and Ben Wolf, thanks for endless business and the tour of suburban London, you drive like a real man! Morgan Cox, thanks for your contribution to my knowledge base, you are a Rock Star! Andy Scrimger, you will be missed…I appreciate all the help you have given me. I only wish for my sake you didn’t get a better job. Juniper Sage, thanks for being a great Seminar Cordinator…you have yet to let me down on the road. John Bryson, I can always count on you to bounce ideas off of and enjoy our conversations immensly. Mike LaRocca, thanks for being organized when sending me to an on-site, it makes the job that much more successful. And thanks to Terri Bell for your pateince and for being on the ball when it comes to money. You are a gift to any organization. And seriously thanks to the whole GIA East staff for being so helpful to myself as a contractor. Your professionalism is amazing. I also want to Thank Bill Merritt and Paul Hultgren of GMB for their advice and direction. I appreciate our relationship immensly.
I also want to thank my team here at encompus : a creative collaborative. We have done so much this year to build the new studio and it’s looking great. So here is to US! Marc Hedges, thanks for just being you, I am sure you are my unoffical brother. I love the energy you bring to the group. It’s so friendly and open. Terry Parish thanks for being the “Spark” in the group, you really get us all thinking in the right direction and that has made all the difference. Fabrizio Scippa, thanks for your relentless perfection and amazing design sense. I will done anything for you! I love the direction you went with the studio, it’s is really top notch with every detail considered. Jorge Naranjo, you are the superstar designer of the group and please never change a thing. Steve Stadwiser, you are a rock. I respect your work ethic of “Nose to the grindstone” – “Get it done” they should be everyone’s daily motto. Finally thanks to Manuel Martinez, our brilliant Architect and Designer, without you, the place would look so unfinished. You have a great eye for deisgn and form.
I also want to thank a few particular clients who have made our year fantastic. Phel Steinmetz of UCSD Visual Arts, thanks for the support you have given to me and for believing I can make a “perfectly” neutral profile for greyscale printing. Thanks Marshall Williams and Tim Mantoani for being a great client who actually listens to the advice I give you. You both do amazing photography. Thanks Jackie Siragusa and Chris Hardy at the San Diego Padres for the opportunity to work with such a great place and team. Go Padres 2006! Thanks to the individuals at APA, ASMP, AIGA, PIDE, GATF, PMA, PhotoPlus East, and HOW conferences for making a talk about color go so smoothly.
I can go on all day but wont. Just know that if you have are a current client of COLORCRITICAL then you are appreciated, seriously. I could not have been in business without you. I know we will continue to build a great relationship in the years to come.
Here is to 2006! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!