Welcome to the Skilled Workman! David Bergsland Design is over 50 years old now. There have been many dbas along the way: Radiqx Press, Creative Spirit, Bergsland Design, Hackberry Font Foundry, NuevoDeco fonts, and more I’m sure. I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, font designer, typographer, book designer, marketer, teacher, speaker—always looking for something new to do.
In addition, the Lord Jesus called me in January of 1974. I can’t begin to share how much He changed me in my rebirth. I had been deep in the occult, a heavy drug user, going after a change in consciousness ala Timothy Leary and Babba Ram Dass [who Richard Alpert changed into]. In my career, I kept the believer part hidden to some degree—especially after I began teaching desktop publishing and digital publishing in 1991. In that state school professing Christianity was supposedly illegal—though that is merely really bad constitutional manipulation.
Welcome to the Skilled Workman
The most fun recently is being able to integrate the faith central to my life into my career. In a time where the Lord’s return for the believing church could happen any day, reality has to creep into our lives. For example, I’m writing this as all of us in Rochester, New York have basically been confined to our
rooms homes until the virus subsides. I’ve noticed for a long time that the favorite posts on this blog have always been practical teachings on spiritual matters. It’s time to take that seriously.
Book Shepherd, Production Specialist, & Mentor
Yes, I still do all of this. But, it’s no longer the focus of my life. Time is getting too short, and I’m concerned that many of the people I know may be headed for a place they really don’t want to go. I’ll still be happy to answer questions, and even design and upload your books for you. But it’s not where my heart is anymore.
My new focus is on practical living in the Spirit.
As mentioned, my all-time favorite post for this blog by a long ways has been Spiritually cleaning up your workplace. How ugly was Jesus? has always been second. Bible study order & practice has always been way up the list also. Can I tell you the plan? Nope. As always, it will be as the Spirit leads. But now that my wife has gone home, I’ve got work to do before I go to be with her.