How W5 Began . . .
The partners of W5 DESIGN have been collaborating for more than 20 years. We often said that we would make an awesome team if we ever decided to start our own firm. Well, start our own firm we did. In the fall of 2012, several of us found ourselves unemployed when our current employer closed its Cincinnati office. Ann suggested an exploratory lunch, and W5 DESIGN was born. It's been a crazy, wild ride since then. All sorts of coincidences and confluences of the universe have occurred to help us along the way. Julie found the quote below, which summarizes our feelings about the adventure we have been on so far and the adventure that awaits.
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
Whatever you can do
or dream you can,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"