While a grad student at Cranbrook Academy of Art, which is just outside of Detroit, I was asked by an art gallery client to design her dad’s gravestone who had died six months earlier. The project included roughs, changes, and refinements, just as a standard job would. But during the final placing of the stone, there were tears and statements by the family, which was quite overwhelming for me as a young designer. Yet, I still cherish the opportunity I had back then to work on something of this nature.