Posts made in January, 2009

Ray Bergman is the Digital Director of Surfing Magazine and currently lives in Charleston, SC. I met Ray on the soccer field [that’s right, soccer!] through the local Y’s recreation league. It took about two seasons before discovering he was also a fellow designer! But of a different descent. I caught up with Ray via email. What’s your name? Got a nickname? And, what do you do? Hey there, my name is Ray Bergman. Some people have been known to call me Raymond, but they rarely get a response to it, so I’ll stick with Ray.I am the Digital Director for Surfing Magazine ( that’s a fancy way of saying that I run their website.I also write columns occasionally for the magazine.I create stories, edit them, and attempt to make our website a one-stop destination for those interested in surfing. Does where you live inspire you? If so, how? I live in Charleston, South Carolina.I find it a very inspirational place to live based on several things.1) it’s not Southern California. I’m originally from Southern California,and the day to day life there really started to take it’s toll on me.2) the people here on a general basis are very friendly.Positive attitudes make my day so much easier and more inspiredthat it is immeasurable to say just how much I appreciate the attitude (or lack of) down here. When did you notice that you had an inkling of creative leanings/talents? When I noticed that sometimes being consistent and showing up every day were part of my strong points.I’m consistent to a fault, but I know that WITH my consistency already in place,I can make subtle changes to the way I operate in addition to that and it gets a lot more attention / recognition.Essentially, I show up every day and make suggestions.You’d be surprised just how many of my suggestions are taken more seriouslyand thought about since I’m involved every day and make my presence known to begin with.If I wasn’t so consistent, I’m sure a lot of things that I have suggested and were successful with wouldn’t have even gotten a second look. How do you stay inspired/creative? Travel is the carrot that I constantly chase.Whether that’s a trip to Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa to do live commentary on a webcastor a simple day trip down to St. Augustine, Florida –getting out of my element and traveling is becoming more and more of a passion for me.I’m VERY fortunate to have grown up with a family member who worked for Delta,so the typical family summer vacation happened a lot for me as a child.Getting out and seeing other...

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Interviews! for D.A.M.N.!

Posted By on Jan 16, 2009

Happy 2009 All!As part of this new year, I am doing timely e-interviews for the D.A.M.N. blog/site.Thanks for checking it out! Feel free to pass this link along!

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Meeting – February 21st

Posted By on Jan 14, 2009

February 21st @ 10 am – 11ish am MUDDY WATERS CAFE1331 Ashley River RoadCharleston / West Ashley Bring your creative goals for 2009!Or a current project you want to share! Thanks,

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