View Him through his ART: Ndubisi Okoye

29 Mar

Capturing a picture, or composing poetry is nothing easy. Every poem and Every picture, has to tell a story.

Residing in Detroit, MI at the age of 20 years old, Ndubisi Okoye is an Art Director and Studying at the College of Creative Studies. (Detroit). If you were to check out his facebook, you would clearly see his talent and his skill show through his photography work.

“The pieces of art I develop tend to be my expressions, gathered from life experiences and inspirations. When people see the art I create, I hope they not only see what God has blessed me with, I want them to see my life as it is and was. My artistic style is like ecko’s urban style meets traditional illustration which influences my graphic design qualities. It, at times, can be what may seem random but if you read my poetry and view my pieces it may reveal certain aspects of my artistry that may not be apparent at first glance.”

This Cass Tech Alumni, class of 2010 enjoys Photography, Poetry writing along with Swimming, Pool, Illustration and Singing. His motto for everyday and life is: GOD FIRST. It is his family and friends who pushes him to be better himself than he was the day before; spiritually, physically, and artistically.  

The most interesting part about Ndubisi’s interview was hearing his advice to young motivated individuals like those of you who are reading this: “If I could tell young adults anything that could help them, it would be to put God over everything, be determined to accomplish a goal, and the rest will work out. Have a constant prayer life and keep a group of motivating and skilled people around you at all times.”

 I find that it is people like Ndubisi who are willing to step out of the box and go for something that is typically considered different, ambitious about his work is all that he needs for everything else to fall in place. His photography is that of a case a lawyer would present in court, for him his Art is his way of life. What is yours?


Quote of the Day 3/27/12

27 Mar

“You can not build a reputation…. On what you’re GOING to do.”

-Henry Ford

Quote of the Day 3/26/12

26 Mar

“When everything seems to be going against you,

remember that the airplane takes off against the wind,

not with it…..”

-Henry Ford 


Devan Ahart, Sports Feature: Check Him out!

25 Mar

Devan Ahart has been a friend of mine for a very long time, I think It’s been about 8 or 9 years.

Since, I’ve known Devan he has ALWAYS been a baseball player. I thought it would be very cool to interview an athlete that uses motivation and ambition to reach his dreams.

Devan is an 19-year-old Detroit Native that plays Centerfielder for The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. It is also at this University that he is studying Physical Therapy. Between school, studying and routine practices for Baseball, Devan travels on weekends across the country with his team to compete in Baseball games. He has been involved in many baseball organizations including but not limited to Detroit’s I.C.E Program.

Devan’s motto for life is ” A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” His motivation for life is trying to be great person and providing a wonderful life for hisself. Through his baseball career thus far he has learned the knowledge, wisdom and integrity of a self-motivated individual. He is only 19-years-old and already on the right track, or should I say field!?

Make sure you look out for Ahart #6 playing for The University of Akron!


Quote of the Day 3/20/12

20 Mar

“If you can’t fly then RUN,

if you can’t run then WALK,

 if you can’t walk then CRAWL,

But whatever you do……

 you HAVE to keep moving FORWARD.”

Our First Motivated Feature: Cassandra Carter

20 Mar

While doing a promotion for Design Ambition Blog Site, Cassandra Carter contacted me via Twitter, and I instantly took advantage of the opportunity to interview her.

She is 23 years and currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In her free time she loves listening to music, going shopping, or spending time with her friends. She loves anything that has to do with history or art and collects anything Hello Kitty!

Can you guess what her positive contribution to society is?

She is the author of teen novels, Her first book “Fast Life” was realeased in 2007 and shortly after graduation from High School in March of 2008, her second novel “16 isn’t always Sweet” was introduced to the world.

Here’s a few questions and answers from the interview:

Q: What is your Motto for Motivation and Life:

A:  Hustle . . . hard! Nothing in life is going to be handed to you. You have to get out here and get it. Even being published, it is still important to get out and network. I schedule all my own signings, interviews, and events and I manage over 10 social profiles online. One thing I learned very quickly in this business is you have to be willing to put in a lot of hard work in order to be successful. There are thousands of books published every year. You really have to grind if you want yours to stand out.

Q: What motivates you most?

A: I think my passion for writing is what motivates me most. I would best describe myself as a natural born writer. Writing is something I have always loved to do ever since I was little. My mom used read to me a lot, but it didn’t take long until I was writing my own version of the story or making up my own. It’s only grown from there. I took a bunch of different writing classes over the years to make me more versatile as a writer – composition, journalism, etc. And although I never dreamed I would actually become a published author, I always knew I wanted to write for a living no matter what. Other than that, I’d have to say all the positive feedback I get from my readers. It makes me happy to know so many people can relate to my stories and that they see me and feel inspired. It always makes my day when I get a new review. It’s an amazing feeling.  I can’t even describe it. There were times where I felt like giving up, but I can honestly say they keep me going.

Q: What can you tell young adults about ambition, motivation or doing anything positive in life?

A: Believe in yourself and your talent. Never doubt yourself. I know you’ve heard it a million times to the point where it almost sounds cliché, but it’s true, especially as an artist. It’s something even I have struggled with. It can be scary to think about putting your work out there for everyone to see, but it is important to remain open to constructive criticism without taking it personally. It can be hard, but you can’t let that deter you from your goal. No matter how long you have been in the business there is always something new to learn and there is always room for improvement. Learn your strengths – and your weaknesses. Then no one will be able to stop you.

Direct Words from our Cassandra Carter:

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read this! And I would like to send a very special thank you out to everyone who has read my books! And to everyone else please make sure to check them out! They are available at and

  I would also like to invite everyone to visit my Fan Page on Facebook as well! Keep up with me and learn more about my books! I also offer excerpts from the book, quotes, games, reviews, recipes, and more.

P.S. The 100th person to hit “Like” will win a copy of both books signed by me!”

Direct Words from Design Ambition:

Dear Cassandra,

Thank You for allowing the “Design Ambition Website” to interview and post your information. It is with great pleasure to express our gratitude to YOU for being our FIRST feature. We are glad that we can show positive people, such as yourself, to the rest of the motivated young adults. Continue to follow your passion, chase your dreams and remember, its up to YOU, to Design your Ambition.!

With Love,

Courtney B.


Quote of the day 3/13/12

13 Mar

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. if you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

-Oprah Winfrey