I made one of my more shared images at my time working at CoxHub tonight. Part of it was timing, part of it was execution, but it was all…tha ballz.
Here’s the pic in question.
It’s an image congratulating Providence Friar LaDontae Henton on his rare accomplishment of 2000 points and 1000 rebounds. Hence the 2k1k behind him. I popped the image on twitter the moment he scored his 17th point and then my phone started blowing up with retweets and favorites.
— Cox Hub (@CoxHub) March 5, 2015
After the game I sent it to LaDontae himself and then Instagram went nuts when he posted this.
That’s the strange thing about social media, it has turned design work and ideas like this into an instantly shareable medium. You can see if an idea works almost immediately. It also makes it so creations are digested and shared and become part of the ether so fast that the roots of the creations and the identities of the creators are lost just as fast.
So as someone who makes something, the joy has to come from the fact that people are liking your work and that on an important night in a person’s life, something you made had an impact.
That’s enough. And if it’s not, I have a spoon and a jar of peanut butter next to my bed.