Business success can affect people in many different ways, including allowing the successful person to a more artistic way of living their lives. Jon Urbana has seen the success he has achieved as a businessperson and sports standout to allow him to develop a number of passions he maintains and highlights on his Twitter account and Tumblr blog. Urbana has spent his career as a businessperson developing a number of companies and brands, including the Ellipse USA and Next Level Lacrosse companies.
The work of Jon Urbana has seen the business and community programs he has developed achieve a large amount of success, including the successful lacrosse camps that have become a staple of the Denver summertimes. The aim of the Next Level Lacrosse camp is to develop the next generation of players who will be better equipped to step up to playing at the college level and beyond. Urbana is also an active participant in the local community, for which he has organized a series of programs funded through donations made via Internet crowd funding drives.
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The work of Jon Urbana has taken up a large amount of his time, but the entrepreneur has been expanding his horizons in recent years to push forward the artistic side of his personality. Photography has become something of a passion for Jon Urbana who has developed a niche within the nature and food photography fields, which he has seen his work become popular on his Medium blog.
Earth Temple – credit: Jon Urbana
Although the arts play an important role in the life of Jon Urbana his skills extend to the aviation industry. As a pilot Jon Urbana has completed many hours of education and training to be added to the Airmen Certification Database, Urbana’s many hours of flying time have been recognized with his appointment to this list.
When I was a child, I can remember watching my mom work at her sewing table. She believed that money could be saved if we made as many of our clothes as possible. Mom was a talented seamstress. Not only did she buy patterns, she often combined them or drew original ones. My friends at school admired my stylish and one-of-a-kind outfits. I learned how to accessorize my clothes on a tight budget.
Fortunately, I learned all I could about sewing from my mother. I started out making doll clothes from the material scraps in her sewing box and got the hang of basic stitching. Dad found me an excellent sewing machine at a flea market, and I set up my work next to Mom.
Not only did Mom sew for her family, but she also did work for other people in the neighborhood. A lot of mothers were working outside of the home now and brought their sewing chores to Mom and me. We would hem pants and dresses, make things smaller, or let out seams to make them larger. Occasionally, we would have to make bridesmaids’ dresses for a whole bridal party. It was a lot of work, but we loved it.
I continued my love for sewing after high school. Mom had taught me a lot about drawing my own patterns, and I decided to go to design school. It was the best decision I have ever made. I met a lot of like-minded people who were interested in creating original designs. My teachers were excellent and helped me build on the solid foundation that my mother had given to me.
My dad told me years ago that his great-grandmother was a popular milliner in Chicago. She had a little storefront shop on the East end and had many well-to-do clients. No wonder fashion was so ingrained in my spirit. While I was in design school, I started making accessories to match the outfits I designed. I liked to make clothes that stood out from other designs.
I used colors that popped and wanted to find makeup that did the same thing. My wishes were granted when I found a line of trendy cosmetics called Lime Crime on tumblr. It was amazing to find the bright, luminous colors that I never could find in stores. Another fascinating thing was that Lime Crime’s creator, Doe Deere, is also a fashion designer and created richly-hued makeup and nail polish for her creations. I order whatever I want online, and it is shipped to my office. My clients love that I can design custom outfits and accessories for them. Thanks to Lime Crime, I can also recommend makeup colors that will truly enhance the design memorable.