We already know about Ripley Rand’s songwriting ability, but little did we know that his creative skills didn’t end there.
Rand, who was nominated on July 28 to be the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, recently helped out his college friend Dan Angus Morrison by doing the graphic design for the cover of his book, Bandwidth: A Novel.
The book, about greed and terrorism, is self-published by Morrison, who when discussing ideas for the cover asked Rand if he was willing to design it himself.
“He had some good ideas so I said, ‘Why don’t you cobble something together?’ and it turned out beautiful,” Morrison said. “It was a very simple, easy process…. He just really nailed it.”
As a longtime friend, Rand was gracious enough not to ask for payment, although Morrison did thank him with “a cheap bottle of wine,” Morrison joked.
Morrison thinks Rand’s creative streak will be an asset to him if he is confirmed as U.S. Attorney.
“[His creativity is a] nice feather in his cap,” Morrison said, adding that it is a good “complement to his legal work.”
“I think a creative side to anyone in any profession is a plus.”