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Brian McDonald
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Merry Christmas!
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😂😂😂
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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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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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+Bernie Sanders has caused the need for a new dollar bill to enter circulation. #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #27dollars
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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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Bones heal. Chicks dig scars.

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

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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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I am a designer, creator, crafter, and teacher of various things
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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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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 rarely give five star reviews, but Porto Rico has a special place in my heart. It's one of the few places that I can say has been around since I was a little kid, and walking inside always takes me back to the good ol' days. The staff is always helpful, the crowd of people that you see in the store is always entertaining, and you can get some top quality goods. I like to get assorted coffee beans to give as gifts because they have a lot to offer, but it's also nice to be able to give something from a place that has a nice story.
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I went to Perla for the first time on New Years Eve to celebrate my 4 year anniversary with the GF and left extremely satisfied. We definitely do more cooking at home compared to eating out, but we wanted to go out for the celebration and take a shift off from the kitchen and decided to go with Perla which was recommended by a few friends. The location was a nice one, very close to where I grew up, and the inside had a nice look and feel. The staff was very accommodating and everything we ordered was spot on. The risotto was a standout as well as the special steak for 2 that we ordered. Have to give a shoutout to Caitlin at the bar because all of the drinks she made were excellent. We got some NYE goodies like 3 champagne toasts, some live music, and we were also given an instant photo of us taken by a member of the staff, which is a great way for us to remember the night. Also, after hearing that we were celebrating our anniversary, we were presented with a candle-lit chocolate tart, which was a very nice gesture. We thought about a lot of options of places to go, with prefix venues and such, but at the end of the day I felt like we got a much better deal going to Perla. I can also see going back in the future for a bite and a drink when I'm in the neighborhood.
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I have been to Little King twice and both times were great. I've had 4 different cocktails made for me and they were all everything you'd hope for in a cocktail; Have to give the bartender props as she did a bang up job. I've only had some of the smaller food items but they were delicious. As the name states, the place is small but not cramped, and the badass doors set the stage for a very classy but authentic interior. I feel like a lot of attention to detail was put into the inside but they did a good job of not making the inside look like a pinterest mashup. If it were closer I'd definitely go a lot more, but I can see myself popping back in when I want to class it up with some good cocktails.
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