The guy that I am sitting with today has been an inspiration to me in the world of graphic design for a couple of years now. He is young, a true go getter, and a guy that will not settle for anything but the best. He deserves it too because this kid works harder than just about anyone I know. He has traveled all over the world for conferences and for study abroad programs and that will only aid in his ability to land his dream job when he graduates from college. He is also a great friend of mine and one that I can call up for a cup of coffee or a snack on any given night. Plus, he plays golf so you know he can’t be too bad! Sit with me today as I introduce you to a movie buff, a graphic design student, and a true good heart in Josh Corken.
(For those of you that do not know how Twitter works, messages that start with @joshcorken are messages from me to the guest. Messages that start with @rickyleepotts are his responses. I have set a limit to 140 characters for this interview and all questions and answers must fit in a single tweet. All of the messages you see have not been edited and are exactly as I received them.)
@joshcorken Any reason why you decided to break Twitter not minutes before our #twitterview?
@rickyleepotts Ha! Well, sometimes I like to challenge the programmers over at Twitter HQ to really test their skillz. They passed the test.
@joshcorken What is your official title over there at @axiik?
@rickyleepotts First off, it’s @xiik. ;] And I am an Account Coordinator/Assistant Art Director.
@joshcorken Oh, so you are kind of the like the Dwight of your office? You know, assistant to the regional manager? Do you have an iPhone?
@rickyleepotts Haha! Ya, you could say that. I’m kinda like the jack-of-all-trades, if you will. Yes, I live and die by my iPhone!
@joshcorken Have you had a chance to listen to the new @adamlambert album?
@rickyleepotts I have not. Been trying to catch up w/ a lot of other music at the moment. I’ve heard good things tho…mostly from you. Lol!
@joshcorken If you could only eat one type of cereal for the rest of your life what cereal would you choose?
@rickyleepotts That’s probably the hardest question I’ve ever been asked! But I’d probably go with Honeycomb. That stuff is like crack!
@joshcorken If you woke up tomorrow, and had no memory of the past, and could start over, start fresh…what would you do different?
@rickyleepotts I wouldn’t do anything different. My life is going in a direction I love. I’m completely happy! The future looks bright.
@joshcorken Do you prefer creamy or crunchy peanut butter?
@rickyleepotts Creamy. Hands down! I like my food silky and smooth.
@joshcorken Not sure why I am obsessed with knowing your food preference but do you drink Coke or Pepsi?
@rickyleepotts I was wondering the same thing. I actually don’t drink soda anymore. I gave it up over a year ago for health reasons. Go H20!
@joshcorken I thought water was H2O, not Bud Light! So when do you graduate?
@rickyleepotts I saw recent studies showed beer was just as good for you as water. Or maybe that was on College Humor? I graduate May 2011.
@joshcorken College Humor is great. What are your plans when you graduate?
@rickyleepotts I plan to work at Pixar as entry level and work my way up. I eventually wanna be a director & open my own studio! Dream big!
@joshcorken Let’s say that you are told you have a week to live. How do you spend your last seven days?
@rickyleepotts Traveling the world. That’s my goal in life. But I would have to bring all my friends & family along so I could be w/ them!
@joshcorken Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
@rickyleepotts Tough question! There are A LOT. My mom & dad, the founders of Pixar, Zeb Wood, Frank Tai, and a handful of my peers.
@joshcorken Thanks for doing this my friend. I always let the artists get the last word. Go.
@rickyleepotts Thanks Ricky! It was fun. Last words, eh? Stay passionate, do things that make you happy, be true to yourself, & live life!