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Brian McDonald
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+Bernie Sanders has caused the need for a new dollar bill to enter circulation. #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #27dollars
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Kitty is giving me healing purrs as I painfully recover from surgery.
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:) Luv "Kitty":) Ugh, feel better soon:) 
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Having surgery to repair a broken collarbone tomorrow. Hopefully it goes well!
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Get well soon😊
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Anyone know what the MTA's spaghetti policy is?
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^Don't listen to him. 
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Now I am getting somewhere with the font. I'm pretty happy with it as a first effort.
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+Conchi corpas ortiz las palabras no son importantes ... diseñé cada letra.
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As part of a new project, I'm trying to create my own original font. This is the first test after initial symbols; Still need to figure out how to get the kerning properly situated.
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Bike lane? What bike lane? +NBC News​ cares not for your bike lane!
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+Brian McDonald evidently not cuz daze impotent.
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I've got a couple weeks for this to heal, and four weeks before checking up on how my clavicle has healed. In the meantime, I can't do much with my left arm so I ordered an indoor bike trainer to try to keep my whole body from wasting away due to inactivity.
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Ouch! Totally missed this, +Brian McDonald​. Hope you are on the mend.
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Happy holidays to everyone, from +Mistral Hay, Kitty, and myself!
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Once in a blue moon I go back to my coloring ways, and thankfully the last few times I felt like coloring something, +Tim Clary has been there to give me some great ink to work off of. I can still color in the lines!
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+Chris Szc I'm not fast enough to do comic work haha
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Trying to make a font can definitely make a lot of time disappear. Still plenty of tweaks left
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Good Kitty.
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She is gorgeous😊
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Designer, Photographer, Artisan
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Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, FL Studio, Hockey, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Cycling, Woodworking, Fern fanning, Grape feeding
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  • RydeSafe
    Brand Manager, 2014 - present
  • Brian McDonald
    Visual Designer, 2003 - present
    Design, Photo, and Craft
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I am a designer, creator, crafter, and teacher of various things
Introduction

I am an enthusiastic self-teacher, and I'm into new technologies, video games, bad movies, the animal kingdom, and plenty of 80's/90's nostalgia. I'm not a fan of laundry, design trends, fanboyism, and people who bid on eBay auctions before the final 30 seconds of the listing.

I've enjoyed art since I was very young. I started with illustration, painting, and photography, and computers were my gateway to graphic design. With experience, my primary focus turned to graphic design while also becoming an avenue to incorporate my photographic work. Film photography gave way to digital camera systems, and I took the leap to transition into and fully embrace a digital workflow.

My interest in music also started at a young age. My first instrument was a Roland keyboard, and I progressed to play guitar around the 3rd grade. I picked up bass guitar, and started to play the drums to cap off my musical arsenal. More recently, I've gotten into creating music on my computer, which lets me combine all of my musical skills.

As for hockey, it all started when I was five years old. I practically lived at the ice rink growing up. I played both travel and high school hockey, but took a short break before re-focusing my views on the game. I started to coach with emphasis on individual technique and skills training. Coaching turned into my own business, and that exposure also allowed me to branch into other facets of hockey, including equipment design and research.

My most recent development has been my passion for woodworking, which started three years ago. I assisted my father with some of his projects, and then began designing my own ideas and learned how to fabricate them. Through experiencing the start-to-finish aspects of production, I have come to love designing outside of the digital realm.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Bayonne, New Jersey - Sebastian, Florida - Vero Beach, Florida - Princeton, New Jersey - Yardley, Pennsylvania - New York, New York - Jersey City, New Jersey
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I have experience with Residence Inn hotels so you know what to expect. The staff was great, room was in nice shape, and I was able to take advantage of the pool which is always fun.
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Great spot to just sit and think, observe nature, or for some people, to host an event. I pass by whenever I am biking home through the park and it is one of those areas that makes you happy.
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I've been going here for around 7 years every December, and the staff has been extremely accommodating to the group that all stays here. The rooms and common spacss are very well kept, and you can't go wrong with some complementary breakfast action!
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