Last year I had the opportunity to work for Granity Studios, for those who don’t know, Granity is a media company created and led by Kobe Bryant (R.I.P). The project I had the opportunity to work on was a typeface for a book called EPOCA: The Tree of Ecrof, created by Kobe and written by Ivy Claire, that was so far one of the best projects I have ever work on and the reason is because since day one I got nothing but respect and trust not only as a professional but as a person. The process was incredibly smooth and for those who work on this industry you know that is very rare, the result was a beautiful book where many people were involved, all passionate and talented people trying to do their best.
I believe that good leaders with values, passion and hard work can transform our society and in my opinion, Kobe was one of them, I never had the opportunity to talk to him personally but the energy of his team was incredible and I think was because him, he had those qualities and he managed to put together such a great team with the same values to create products (books and films) to motivate young people to get into sports and most importantly be a good person with solid values.
Rest in Peace Kobe Bryant