Inspiration

by Hannah Weisberg on March 24, 2011

in Design,Just Sayin',Media,Media Two

Inspiration comes in “waves” for me and for about 5 years I was constantly moving from one amazing wave to the next. While I am originally from Raleigh, I have only just moved back after a whirlwind of living everywhere from NYC to Boston to Southern Florida. It was an incredible journey that led me back home and this homecoming brought with it my amazing husband as well as our English bulldog puppy, Gatsby.

The beginning of my transition back to North Carolina living was a little bumpy to say the least, but then I was lucky enough to join this amazing work family. I have been with Media Two for almost 4 months now and WOW has the time flown by! My waves of inspiration have begun to roll in again, but in different ways.  To start things off, I have developed amazing friendships with both our team members as well as our clients (I hate to brag, but we seriously do have the best clients). One of these clients in particular has brought some much needed encouragement to my life with something as simple as a campaign.

The University of North Carolina Greensboro is currently running an Inspire Change campaign and it has done just that for me personally. You have students that care extraordinarily about this world and the people living in it. Before having even completed their degrees, they are using every ounce of knowledge they have acquired and channeling that into making an actual difference. They almost make it look easy! After putting together banner concepts for Anna Will’s story, I was literally blown away at her motivation and all that she has already accomplished. Beginning with a dream of becoming an Interior Designer, she has in-turn transferred that into creating dreams for children in Ghana. How is it possible to read these stories and not become inspired in your own life?

Hitting even closer to home, a lot of the team members here at Media Two are shaving their heads for St. Baldrick’s to raise money for children’s cancer research. It is a remarkable effort overall and for such a worthy cause! There are a couple participants here in particular who have served as an enormous source of inspiration to me through their dedication to this effort – Stacey Alexander and Morgan Siem. As a woman, hair and the identity of being a woman pretty much go hand in hand. The amount of courage that it takes to give up that sense of self is astonishing. To also see that their biggest “gripe” with this process is raising enough money for these children and not once complaining about what they are giving up, that to me is the truest test of selflessness.

If you are you feeling a little less than inspired these days, take a look around. I have a feeling, like me, you won’t have to look too far.

 

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Michael Hubbard Michael Hubbard March 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not inspired by one or more of our clients – or for that matter, the people here at Media Two! I think that part of the beauty of working at Media Two is that clients personalities and styles align great with what we do here. Yes, we’re all driven by ROI which sometimes seems like boring data – but we’re driven to do things better – whether it’s that “boring” data, or the beautiful design… By doing things better, we inspire each other through our work – and that makes the days a lot of fun!

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Morgan Siem March 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hannah, thank you so much for this post! Part of what I love so much about my work here is that we get to work on client projects that focus on making a difference in the world! It’s a great thing to be a part of! What extends from that is a sense of being part of the bigger picture and freedom to take risks. If I didn’t work in such a motivating and supportive environment (clients & Media Two itself), I wouldn’t have had the courage to make the choice to shave my head in the first place. It’s easier to make those kinds of choices when you know you’re surrounded by amazing people who are also out to make a difference in the world.

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