Hello! I am Roland Hüse. As a child, I loved to draw. As early as kindergarten, I began recreating my favorite cartoon characters and making freehand sketches of popular logos from candy bars and beverages. When I got my first computer, I was excited about all of the new creative opportunities that came with technology and began making “sprite” graphic images on my original Commodore 64 back in the 1980’s!
I went on to take specialized art classes in high school and my favorite subject was "Lettering and Composition”. But somewhere along the way, in spite of a natural ability (and love) for drawing, all of a sudden I stopped . . .for a really long time. Why? Looking back, I realize this was based in a common - but false - belief that “People can't really do art for a living. It's just a hobby.” The same thing happened to my secondary hobby, playing the guitar.
At some point, I made the decision to ignore my talent and pursue more traditional education after high school. But after just a few years in college, I was totally disinterested in what I was learning, so I quit school and started working full time. I spent years working factory assembly lines, washing dishes and loading trucks at warehouses – but I never forgot the freedom and joy that came from those early years of creativity.
Thankfully, three years ago, I started drawing and creating fonts on my laptop – during any spare moment I could find—until I found my true calling (again) in graphic design. And I am absolutely positive about one thing: I’m never gonna’ let it go again! I am so passionate about what I am doing, both inside and outside of the digital world. It’s a happiness that only comes from doing the work you were meant to be doing, and I love helping other people follow their dreams in any way that I can.
Future clients: I love sharing my talent and expertise and promise to handle every project as if it’s for a close friend. Fellow designers: My advice to you is to be passionate about what you are doing, and continue learning, exploring and practicing every chance you get. Practice deliberately. Set goals and head towards them. This year I challenged myself to design a logo every day in order to create habits that would keep my creativity flowing - both for myself and for other people! Take a look around, contact me for more information, hire me for your next project or just follow me on social media if you like my work!
When all else fails . . . just let the creativity flow! You never know where it might take you.