A Quick Q & A With Ian Bonilla [Main Story]
What is your job title, what do you actually do?
There are many different titles for people in this field: graphic designer, broadcast designer, motion graphics designer, animator—in the end they pretty much all refer to the same thing.
What is your favorite Bible text and story? Why?
Revelation 21:4: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (KJV). In this verse you not only find poetry and beauty, but assurance and love. It offers hope—the hope that our suffering is only temporal, the hope of salvation, and the hope of everlasting peace. It is God’s grace, Christ’s victory, and our joy.
My favorite Bible stories are those of Samson and David. I enjoy them because they’re basically action heroes if you think about it. As a kid and even now I just like that kind of stuff.
What are three personal goals?
1. To create a short film inspired by God. I have this personal project that God has been impressing on my heart for a while now. It’s time for me to stop hesitating.
2. To reconcile my everyday work with God’s work. There is a work to be done; what are my talents and abilities for if not a medium for His purpose?
3. To learn how to cook—I need to take the time to do it. It’s terrible, but every meal I have is microwaved or delivered.
What would you tell young adult readers about having a career and being a Christian?
The one thing I would advise young adults to do is realize that true success is not determined by the progression of your career, but by the progression of faith. The latter usually leads to success in the other. We tend to get in our own way without realizing it. When we learn to subjugate our own purpose in favor of God’s, we open ourselves to unexpected blessings. Maintaining a spiritual/religious life allows us to focus on the more important things in life that God has set before us.