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Biography

10 Mar

The beginning, I was born December 4th, 1984 in Seoul, South Korea. I lived there for all of about 3 months before leaving for the North Branch, MI, US. In case you were wondering and don’t laugh cause I have heard this before, yes I am asian. Don’t laugh, oh no, I hear this regularly comments like “Are you Asian?” or “Are you Indian?” I am sorry but I thought the eyes give it away lol. Some people…

Anyways once I was 3 months old I came to the North Branch, MI a small primarily agricultural town predominantly Caucasian. Okay really all Caucasian, yeah it was definitely interesting growing up there. I managed easily though, most of my friends being white were friends that I have had since I was in crib so none of them thought any different of me. As I am sure you are wondering, yes I was adopted by Caucasian parents. They were some of the best parents and don’t regret any aspect of my life at all.

School went well for me I always received good grades, I graduated from High school with a 3.7 grade point average. Maybe not the best but not the worst either… Throughout high school I saw inequalities in life in general and I wanted to change things. Naturally I felt that to become a lobbyist/ lawyer would be the best way to do that. So I skewed all my classes torwards that type of career taking, “You and the Law”, “Impromptu classes”, “Speech”, and “History” classes.

After graduating from high school, I decided to go to the University of Michigan to pursue my Law degree. As life has it things don’t always go the way they are planned. Eventually after working fulltime, going to school fulltime, and not sleeping fulltime I quite after the completion of my first year.

At that point I decided to join the United States Navy, lol, yeah, yeah I know. Its horrible, the people treat you like crap, its the military! Regardless though I had a good time and would recommend it to any single kid without any girlfriend or kids! The military is not the place to have a family trust me I have seen some shit!

But above all the bull that is our military it was a good experience. I mean who at 23 years old can say that they have been to UAE (United Arab Emirates), France, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Panama, Lebanon, and a few others that I am forgetting. Not only that though I met some amazing people, made lasting friendships, and gained life experience!

Above all else though I met a girl! Wow, I can hear all the thoughts going through your mind now lol. Yep, I got bit by the love bug, damn that bastard! No all jokes aside it was a good thing, I learned a lot about love sharing, being there for a person, be being that one! Which leads me to my next topic, after almost a year and a half of dating I went deployment in June of 2006. About two weeks in I receive a startling statement while checking in with my now ex-girlfriend. “Baby, I am pregnant, were going to have a baby!” Wow, definitely wasn’t planned but either way I wasn’t mad.

My son is now a year and half, I am a single dad. Its a lot of work yes but he makes every second of it worth it. Don’t get me wrong is one helion, just like I was. Brings to mind a saying, “What goes around comes around.” lol. Either way though through his crying for no reason, doing things he is not supposed to, doesn’t matter, because once I see him come up to me with those arms lifted up and I pick him up and hold him close and see that peaceful, innocent, and beautiful face nuzzled close on my shoulder ready to fall asleep nothing else matters. Not my job, friends or anything else because that is mine and his only! My son and me at a month old
He was born February 25th, 2007 weighing 6lbs. 8oz. and measuring 19in. long. His name is Kylar Ray Yoon Bird. Kylar I came up with, Ray was his moms idea my grandpa’s middle name and Yoon is the beginning of my Korean name Yoon Young Kim. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me! So ladies its sort of a package deal, sorry.

After completing my four year in the Navy on November 27th, 2007 I came back home to good ole North Branch, Michigan. Now I work at a small company called RLM Industries Inc., an investment casting company. I currently head the Advertising, Marketing and Sales portion of the company. I love what I do and despite having no degree and no prior experience I feel like I catch on quick and have a natural nack for this industry. I do a lot of graphic art design work using Adobe Illustrator CS3 awesome program, Analyze and develop marketing strategies, develop ideas and content for numerous print advertising materials and our website content, I also do procurement work still in the prestages though.

In addition to that I do contract work for two other companies. They will not be available for a while because I want to have permission to post content about them before proceeding but one is a log home builder and the other is a wedding photographer. I will be posting designs though that I have done for them with their contact and any identifiable content xxx out until I have gained written permission.

I try to stay busy, I like doing this so I have decided to pursue my Associates degree in Marketing management with a minor in communications or computer programming possibly.

Well I am new to this very interested in the aspects of blogging, its effectiveness, along with seeming to be like a good way to put my thoughts out there and just get some feedback. Here is a little about me:

What am I you ask? I am an Asian, a South Korean, a surfer, a snowboarder, a hockey player, a fighter, a wrestler, a racer, a tuner, a random work of art, which changes from day to day, I am solid in that I stick to my morals, but ever changing, I am funny but serious when I feel it is appropriate, random, smart, dumb, crazy, spontaneous, ready to live, to do in life what others will not or choose not to, inquisitive, curious, always ready for the beach, always on the go, never able to sit for more than 10 minutes, anxious, laid back, chill, non confrontational (except maybe when drunk), superior to most or I’d like to think, confident however many confuse it with arrogance or cockiness, I know who I am,… and need no one to tell me otherwise, always ready to meet new people, ready for the next lesson, afraid of failing but always taking something from it, one failure is just another life lesson in the endless entirety of life, but most of all a father to a son named Kylar Ray Yoon Bird born February 25th, 2007 at 9pm weighing 6lbs. 8oz. and 19in. long. The most beautiful baby boy I have ever seen. Life changing, crazy, a handful, but most of all great and never would give him up for anything. Talk all you want about me but take the words of my son out of your mouth. I play but don’t play when it comes to my son.

Here is contact information for me:
Email:
Work Email
Gmail

Websites:
RLM Industries Inc.
My Personal Blog
Myspace
Facebook

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New Graphic Designs!

30 Oct

Yeah so finally got my CS4 Illustrator and definitely happy I got it. Here are a few new designs that I have done with it so far

My business card
Business Line Card
alternative business card
Orange design business card
My only really creative

Wow, my other companies website

27 Oct

So some of the updates are done with my other companies website! Interesting not sure whether or not I like it yet, it has a very blog feel and I don’t feel like a lot of the visual content is where it should be or in the right context. I like the fact that I now have complete creative control but I just don’t like the format. I don’t feel like it will be a very effective format to give the professional appeal that I am looking for. I have seen sites like this from some of the bigger companies so I guess I will just wait and see before to highly criticizing it. If anyone wants to see it and give me a little creative feedback go ahead just click here.

My life philosophy and ideals for success

7 Oct

So the situation right now, my dad is currently out of a job facing losing his house. 50yrs. old not in the best health which makes finding a job even more of a problem. Recently he was turned down because of his diabetes from two jobs he was more than qualified for. Of yeah he is a driver transporter or whatever. The last job he had, he put more than 15yrs. into this place and they just dumped him because the daughter of the owner didn’t like him. How jacked is that, not to mention the fact that the economy is already crappy as hell.

I mean do people ever think about how their choices will affect others. To be honest I just want to beat his owners ass, but sadly he wouldn’t let me. Anyways, what have I learned from this. Granted my father didn’t do a lot to set himself up for life when he was younger, but you’d think that if you put the time in like he did that it would be worth something. It is sadly becoming more and more apparent everyday that, that is just not so anymore. So I learned well I already knew for myself that I will never be put into that situation ever! Not to critiscize my dad but I will never let anyone to control my well being. I.e. being employed and therefore dependent on someone else for my financial needs.

No regardless of my fathers situation I will always be like that because I am better and will always strive for more. Rest assured though I am not one of those people who will forget where he came from. I am very much at home with my roots and despite how everyone thinks that if you become rich you forget about the small people, simply not true. I will never forget because I still will have those close to me in those same situations and as much as possible I will work to see them receive the same success that I have received.

Basically I have assessed my options, looked at obstacles of getting there and the benefits of reaching my goal. Not only that but I have a plan of action for achieving those goals with highly detailed objectives and descriptions for what I will need to reach my success. Rest assured I will not work for someone else just so that they can reap the rewards. No, I will not be using my intelligence in order to see someone else bask in my glory. I don’t discourage others either, I simply know what I want and I am willing to do what it takes to get there.

I know there are obstacles and yes there will be hard times but thats life! You want something then stay dedicated and don’t let anyone or anything get you down just keep plugging. People can try to tear you down but when you reach your success it will feel that much better that you made it through despite their words and you can throw it in their face. Plus my son will never be put in my position, he will never worry about his fathers economic stability

Yeah college degree here I come!!!

30 Sep

So I am happy to say that just recently I was accepted to college for the second time! Of course it is not an accomplishment by no means, because it is a community college who accepts most anybody. In light of that though I am happy that I am finally getting started on my degree even if it is not the way that I had intended doing it four years ealier.

Nope, four years ago I planned to join the Navy and see the world. Ugh, yeah right, no I joined so that once I got out everything would be paid for and I could focus on my studies rather than finances. Either way though I can not be that mad about the situation, I am working a job that I love and have a group of people to work with that are good. There is not much else that I could ask for.

I am probably going to pursue my degree in Communications Technology- Business & Marketing or I may go for Marketing management. In all actuality there are almost four degrees that I would eventually like to possess at least an associates in each. One of which I believe I have a strong grasp for already but would still like the degree just as another notch on the belt.

In addition I am working on trying to get a portfolio done of all the print materials and web designs I have done as a selling tool for my new company that I am preparing to launch here in the next six to twelve months.