A couple freinds and I started a band years back called the Grave Mistakes (Miss Billie, Brad Graves and Mitch Mistake) the name just sort of hung around like a thick cloud and I got comfortable with it. It makes my mother sad because "I was not a mistake", so my slogan has become on purpose since 1974
Why should you care? You shouldn't. What's in a name, right? I have been doing art and design since I was tiny. When I was young instead of forts I built small imaginary advertising companies (I didn't know what graphic design was then, it was all just advertising to me). I emptied out the bottom of my closet and built a tiny little office and started redesigning ads for companies from magazines I saw. To be honest, I did build a lot of forts too.
In 2014 my wife, our daughter, our cat and I packed up our life in the mountains and headed to the east coast (our daughter wasn't old enough to help with the packing but neither was the cat - they kept each other company) I currently still work as a designer for a small print shop back in the mountains (in Alberta - welcome to the future!). Most of my designing at work is for the tourism industry. I do a lot of promo materials for hotels and tour companies, a lot of restaurant menus, ads and posters for local businesses. We are pretty busy and it's quite diverse work, which is fun for me.
On the side I mostly work with bands and venues doing show posters, cd layouts, t-shirt designs, etc...