Adam Cortez http://adamcortez.com Design and Perform Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:51:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Some Posters to Live By http://adamcortez.com/2014/01/some-posters-to-live-by/ http://adamcortez.com/2014/01/some-posters-to-live-by/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:04:25 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=322 Found these posters from startupvitamins.com and I love them. Since I have worked in the service industry for the past 6 years these 3 posters about sum it up. May need to be reminded sometimes but none the less its a way of life. What words of wisdom do you live by?

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Walls http://adamcortez.com/2013/09/walls/ http://adamcortez.com/2013/09/walls/#comments Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:16:56 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=203 208420_4924957518418_1562157355_n

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Decisions http://adamcortez.com/2013/06/decisions/ http://adamcortez.com/2013/06/decisions/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:49:09 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=217 ]]>
Today I made the decision to move forward in my life, and close the pages on a long chapter that has been a 4 year process to write. Tek Tonix has been an important part of my life and has taught me many lessons that will stay with me, as I strive towards new goals. When I opened the doors to Tek Tonix in 2009, I began to support and develop business’s online presence and watch them grow. In those years I have worked with dozens of companies and small business owners to make their business develop on and offline.

I grew up with Tek Tonix and it grew up along side me. My clients have watched me grow just as much as I watched their business grow, and I am greatfull for each and every client I have had. They have seen me grow from a high school student to a college student and beyond. My clients have been such a huge influence on my life and I cannot thank each and everyone of them enough. They have helped me through life’s ups and downs, they have been my sound board for ideas, and have been a voice of reason though my toughest decisions.

As this chapter closes more will open and I hope I will be privileged enough to continue to work for and with great people. For everyone who has supported me and my endeavors thank you. Tek Tonix was a small stepping stone for something more, and I appreciate the journey every client has taken with me while I developed my skills as a business owner and designer.

Don’t think of this as an ending but a starting point. I will be in contact with each and every company I have worked with and will explain what will happen next. I will continue to design and develop websites but under my own name. So keep and eye out, Adam Cortez is not done yet.

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Failure and Creativity http://adamcortez.com/2012/12/188/ http://adamcortez.com/2012/12/188/#comments Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:53:31 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=188 ]]>  

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This poster correctly states that if you are not ready to screw up, make a mistake, and take a chance you are not ready to be a person. The only way to successfully achieve creative apex. As students you are conditioned to avoid failure at all cost, but with out it you cannot look for ways to make greater improvements on your work. Failure is just a stepping stone to creating great work.

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What do I want to do? http://adamcortez.com/2012/12/what-do-i-want-to-do/ http://adamcortez.com/2012/12/what-do-i-want-to-do/#comments Sun, 16 Dec 2012 03:10:19 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=65 ]]> Lately I have been giving some thought to what I want to do two years from now, five years from now, and twenty years from now. There are so many possibilities of what I can do that it has been throwing me for a loop. There are so many factors that are contributing to my decisions that I feel that it is almost impossible to truly make up my mind.

While I have been working for almost four years straight now, it should at least given a little insite to what my future goals should be, they have totaly deteared me from my starting goal. Orignonaly I had planned to attend school and get my degree in MIS (Business with technology) or a Computer Engineering BS. Now both of those options seem unfeesable. I love technology and I understand it enough to make my living in it, but I do not like learning about it, hence my change in course.

Recently I have given quite a lo of thought to going to school to get my BA in History, (not sure exactly what history) with a minor in English. These two subjects have inspired me greatly over my high school carrer, and I have noticed that in todays workforce, you MUST be able to write well. Most teenagers that are walking out of school right now can barly write at a middle school standard, which to me is very sad. I think that Language and Liturature are a staple foundation on how humans to comunicate and express themselves. Without that foundation we are with out hope of any advancment in any aspect of our future.

This brings me to History. Without history we have no foundation to base off our future. Our history and roots, that be US History, Midevil History, European History, all give us a vauled informative base to advacne our civilization. Our behaviors, patterns, and livelyhoods are all stored in the memory banks of our history books. With all that information ready to be accessed, it is a shame not to utalize it to further our knowledge base and foundation.

With that I am left and a fork in the road. What do I do? Study and study and teach? My mind is still unclear on what path to take, but there is still a lot if ground work to be done.

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My First Blog on New Site http://adamcortez.com/2012/03/my-first-blog-on-new-site/ http://adamcortez.com/2012/03/my-first-blog-on-new-site/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 23:54:42 +0000 http://adamcortez.com/?p=32 ]]>

Hello all, who either found this because they know me, or just randomly came across this site. I built this site originally as a test site for most of my projects that I work on for work, and it started to grow even more. I found that I need a platform that I could work from and add complex things to, thus I moved from Tumblr to WordPress.

All the stuff you will find on this website will be my personal work and finding that I come across on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. If something is not my work I will be sure to let, you, my audience know, and credit the author of that so work.

That being said,  I will be working a lot on this site, and will try to update it regularly, especially when I move to London, England.

Cheers for now!

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