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Michael Gibbs, Michael Gibbs Illustration & Design

ILLUSTRATION + DESIGN

Michael Gibbs is the designer of Be Inkandescent Magazine and the PR website, Inkandesent Public Relations, and Inkandescent Networking.

An award-winning designer and illustrator, he has been freelancing for some of the nation’s most well-known publications and companies since attending Pratt Institute as a photography and illustration major in the mid-70’s.

His artwork has appeared in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth Magazine, Consumer Reports, Harvard Business Review, and publications for United Airlines, Verizon, IBM, Sears, American Airlines, CitiGroup and Oracle.

He has also illustrated the covers and features of dozens of alumni magazines including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, the University of Chicago and American University.

His illustrations have been recognized by prestigious art publications such as Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine, Print, and Spectrum. His work has also been exhibited at a variety of museums and galleries including the Society of Illustrator’s Museum of American Illustration in New York City, the Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery in Los Angeles, and in the Washington area at the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Sumner School Museum, Montgomery College Gallery and the University of Maryland Gallery.

View Michael’s portfolio at www.michaelgibbs.com.
Discover his award-winning alter ego M Glenwood at www.mglenwood.com.

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert