It all started when I was a young lad.
Already fond of drawing and creating, it wasn't until Microsoft Paint crossed my path that things went digital. Soon enough, I was using the computer to create a new-to-me digital format. I put my favorite trinkets, models, or comics within visual range and drew them on the screen with a clunky mouse. I continued drawing with a computer, becoming adept at creating what I imagined or observed.
Years later, I was huge into snowboarding. I subscribed to snowboarding magazines and gobbled up company catalogs. Looking at the layouts and graphics I realized that information could be conveyed creatively and still be understandable if not fun to read. The type, images, and colors all came together to create a composition, a feeling; a visual message. Information, stats, and products could be presented in a way that the reader would be drawn in to view even the most boring bits.
I was stoked. I made up my own companies just to use my own ideas. I created all sorts of stuff: board graphics, logos, product info, stickers and even posters. The feature that really unlocked everything for me was the "undo" command. Unlike typical fine arts, one could revert back, save and continue with a copy. There was still a risk, it was just greatly minimized; opening the doors to unlimited progression and exploration. I saw, and still see no barriers to creating awesome stuff.