Signs of Life (2)

His name’s Elijah…and he’s stolen my productivity. Along with the easy smile are calm blue eyes, and physique that exudes a specific, mellow confidence and focused determination. Assistant to my boss, creative director, he’s part of logistics, delivering parcels, memos, swatchbooks, mockups—anything that we need to get the job moving throughout each day. Unfortunately, this also means he will cross through my field of vision in front of my design computer about 15 times a day. Being deaf, he has the distinct luxury of keeping a bright, centered exterior even as the boss is throwing a dignified tantrum when someone orders the #120 pound stock instead of the #110. He’s a force of devastation without a single word.

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