When I sought out to design and paint a mural for our new San Francisco office space, I wanted to create something that was a reflection of our people and something to inspire them. Beyond is full of ambitious, energetic people. I wanted to reflect this ambition and energy, and tap into these powerful symbols in nature, the bear and the salmon.
A tech escape to nature
We all know San Francisco and the Bay Area is a mecca for all things technology. We also know we can’t get enough of nature. Why wouldn’t we? Within hours you can drive to Big Sur, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz, and Point Reyes. And a little nature every now and again helps you refresh and self-reflect on the big questions in life. Will the Apple Watch turn us into anti-social robots? Will it ever rain again in California? Will the impending Internet apocalypse finally fulfill my dream of becoming a blacksmith? All important questions to never think about when sleeping under the stars out in the wilderness.