Todd Geiger: Account Manager

Inspiration comes to me in many shapes and forms. I could look at anything and get inspired in one way or another. The world we live in is an amazing place! Here are a few of my kick-starters for creativity:

1. Hiking/Nature

When I’m in a rut, there are times that I just need to escape into the woods for some solitude. It gives me the chance to clear my head and organize my thoughts.  I love to observe all of nature’s organic curves and shapes. The fresh air can do a person wonders.

My local favorites include Lancaster County Park for it’s convenience and trail options and Tucquan Glen in Holtwood for it’s beautiful scenery, length of trails, and level of difficulty.

2. Art

When I need inspiration, I tend to refer back to the old masters. I can totally lose myself in a museum and come out with a million ideas and motivation.

Top of my lists are The Met in NYC, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA.

3.  Music

Music is therapy. The music I listen to helps to inspire me and has a huge impact on the finished product. My Playlist ranges anywhere from blues to rockabilly, surf rock to classic rock, old country to bluegrass. I couldn’t imagine living in a world without music nor would I want to.

A few staples that I find myself returning to are The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Messer Chups, Dr. Dog, Ween, The Doors, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Stone Temple Pilots, The Rolling Stones, and of course…The Grateful Dead.

4.  Late Nights

I am naturally a night owl. Because I do not function well in the morning, all of my best ideas come to me when the world is quiet and everyone else is in bed. Most nights I spend my time watching old, campy horror movies or sitting on the front porch.

5.  Coffee

My body runs on coffee. Lots of coffee. Black coffee. Without coffee I am a total mess. There is a fine line where enough coffee becomes too much coffee and I am notorious for crossing that line on a regular basis.

When I’m out and about, Mean Cup is a favorite spot for grabbing a mug but when convenience is a factor, just about any place will do.