There will always be people in my life that I will reserve a special place in my heart, Cody is definitely one of them. He and I go back during my FIDM days when he was that kid in the classroom that always did 1000000x better than everyone else, and while most people disliked it and may have passed him off as a show off, I personally enjoyed it. I saw Cody as a challenge. And it is because of said challenge that has brought me to the designer that I am today.
I told myself that while I may never be as great as Cody, I looked up to him as a mentor. When he and I became co-workers our friendship grew and my admiration for him as designer also grew, and yes I definitely picked his brain every damn chance I got.
He was my classmate, my co worker, my friend but most of all my mentor.
Many thank you’s will never be enough to give back to how much Cody has contributed to my career, but I will do my very best to uphold his teachings through my design discipline.
Thank you, Commander.
Cheers to inspirational people in your life!