My name is Jarred Truschke. I'm a father and a husband. I believe in creative and positive leadership. I like to make good photos. I believe in, and love design. I'm a singer/songwriter. I'm also a dreamer, and believe that we can create our own reality. I feel the need to create. I've always been drawn to creative endeavors, whether it's writing and producing my own music, working as a graphic designer, or making pictures. It's who I am. I'm lucky to be married to a girl who is tolerant enough of me to let me pursue these projects, and to have a family who is willing to do all of this with me. As I've progressed through creating my own projects, I've also found a passion for leadership. Professionally, I started out wanting to become a graphic designer. I've worked various jobs over the years as a graphic designer, and enjoy the work. Working as solely a graphic designer and interactive developer, I always felt like something was missing. Being able to produce quality work at a high rate is good, but ultimately, I always felt like I was as only as good as my last project. It's nice to be noticed and needed, but everything I did became about the final product, and I had lost sight of the reasons that I enjoy what I do. I enjoy the journey, but had forgotten that. Having come to where I am in my career, I've found that I enjoy the creative leadership aspect of what I do, not just the the projects themselves. In a world where almost anybody can create, where anybody can "do" something because the tools are available, the difference is in the people who do it. I believe this is where the difference is made. What makes a client, or a student, choose one company or school over another, when for the most part, they offer a majority of things that are similar? I believe the difference is in the experience of that client, of that student. While the experience has to do with the product, the product has everything to do with the people who make it. Realizing this has changed the way that I do everything, from leading a multimedia design team at my 9-5 at Rio Salado College, to creating projects for clients on my own time. From how I take photos and write music, to how I am as a father and a husband. I am a father and husband. It's not the easiest thing I've chosen to do, and I mess up quite frequently, but I try my best each day. I make photos. I love capturing moments and making photos that have emotion. My photos are released under a Creative Commons license with Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. You're free to use them anywhere on the Internet just as long as you give credit with a link back to this website. You can't alter these photos or use them for commercial purposes without contacting me first. If you have any questions, contact me, and we'll figure it out. I am a designer. I believe in design, and believe that good design makes all the difference, whether the content is promotional or educational (but really, shouldn't good promotional material be educational?) Feel free to contact me to discuss projects, I'm always up for a good one. I am a singer/songwriter. This is a long-time passion. I have a band, Jearbear. I'd love for you to check it out, and even reach out, to let us know what you think! I am a leader. I lead a multimedia design team at Rio Salado College, and have started a "Creative Leadership" endeavor at the college. I hope to impact the college and beyond by employing passion and creativity, and helping the organization to innovate. I am a dreamer. I'm at a point in my life where I know that we need to take advantage of who we're here to be. To really be alive, we need to be true to ourselves, live up to the full measure of our creation, put our talents to good work, and we need to enjoy the trip. One of my main goals is to bring together all these things in my life that mean so much to me; family, creativity, art, photography, music, and leadership; into one united whole. That's who I am.