Musical Furnishings was very popular online this year, with Tweets from famous musicians and numerous reposts of our videos. On one of these moments of fame, a Dean at Occidental Collage in LA saw the designs and wanted me to come and speak to the music, art and engineering students of his school. Sophie and I went down and stayed on campus for a few days while we met with the students. The school also purchased three of my chime tables and carefully placed them throughout the campus. Employment opportunities for college graduates is constantly changing and the school wanted to show a more alternative way of going about it. I spoke about my self promotion and use of youtube videos to communicate what it is I do. I’ve had well over 400,000 views of self produced videos. In addition to that, by courting television and print media, I’ve been very successful in having my designs become actual content for these shows and publications, instead of traditional advertisements.
By having more of a say in my promotion, I ultimately have more control over who my clients are, and as most business folks will tell you, its all about the people. And I have had the great honor to create interactive designs for amazing people, and I attribute that to my DIY promotion.
We stayed on campus, in this beautiful dormitory. To be honest, the palm trees never got old. Neither did the sun, or the buoyant, vitamin d brimming student body.
These guys arranged to have super rad music house set up for that particular school year. They were fantastic. Some of the students we attempting to bring a musical instrument to market, so we had plenty to talk about.
This was a shop open late in the surrounding neighborhood. Colorful place.