Don’t chase after titles. Art Director. Creative Director. VP of Design. Better instead to look for networks of smart individuals with whom you can increase opportunities of adjacent possibilities and create amazing designs. You can’t do it alone.
Sie bringt das Unmögliche, das Unvorhersehbare ans Tageslicht. Durch eine dekonstruktivistische Haltung entsteht uns Menschen die Möglichkeit über unser begrenztes Denken hinaus zu denken. Indem wir genau an den Stellen weiterdenken über die nichts gesagt wurde, gewinnen scheinbar alt-hergebrachte Texte oder Glaubenssätze eine neue, weitere und tiefere Dimension.
I could create an illustration or a 3D rendering of what I want my new office to look like, but that doesn’t take advantage of his great ideas. It’s dictation, not collaboration. Instead, I show him a Pinterest board my wife and I created. I tell him that I love these beams or this mix of materials and we can have a conversation. I revise my ideas through his expertise, and vice versa. This is how building a website should go.
I went out with a guy who was in the medical field, but the issue is—and this is not specific to creatives because there are many people that feel this way—that our goal as creatives is to work as long as humanly possible because work is not work to us. Work is the thing we love to do. If we could, we would do it all the time. The ultimate goal of most people in other fields is to stop working as soon as possible.
Someone whose mind is nearly uncontrollable (in a good way.) Someone that can design and think at powerful levels. Someone that can take an almost square 300x250 banner ad and turn it into a circle, thinking “INSIDE THE BOX.” Making things work with limited space. A creative problem solver. They key here is to hire a natural creative.
At one of the companies I worked at, not to mention any names, we’d put [new products] in the lobby. We’d get on the employee intercom system and say, “Come look at them,” and nobody came. They didn’t even care
“I get asked all the time, ‘How’s it going to scale?’ ‘What’s next?’ ” she said. “What I do is what I do, and I don’t think I’m ever going to change that.”
Those of you who watch a lot of Hollywood movies may have noticed a certain trend that has consumed the industry in the last few years. It is one of the most insidious and heinous practices that has ever overwhelmed the industry. Am I talking about the lack of good scripts? Do I speak of the dependency of a few mega-blockbuster hits to save the studios each year, or of the endless sequels and television retreads? No, I am talking about something much more dangerous, much deadlier to the health of cinema.
Vereinfachung, so essentiell sie auch ist, darf nicht dazu führen, dass ein Design beliebig wird. Wenn dieser Artikel eine Botschaft hat, dann die, dass das Bizarre, Schräge und Nicht-Perfekte ebenso von Bedeutung ist wie die pure Ästhetik. Ein Loblied auf die Ecken und Kanten dieser Welt.
We could have spent years just planning, brainstorming and preparing and wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. By being in the middle of it all, the work, the industry, the media, the challenges of our clients, we gained a much deeper understanding. Trial and error truly is the way to move to the next level.
History shows that dominant players in every era of operating system history have reached a turning point where they shift from the user experience and customer benefits which earned them their dominance to platform integration efforts which are primarily aimed at boxing out competitors. It'll be interesting to see which direction Apple's maps follow.
But Jobs thought it could work. “This may be our answer—we could put the number pad around our clickwheel,” he wrote.
The thing about the picture that’s pathetic, beyond the notion that you need to spam the audience at graduation with a note saying you’re looking for a job, is that you went $150,000 in debt and spent four years of your life so someone else could pick you. That’s ridiculous. It really makes me sad to see that. The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself.
Mr. Jackson, as a fan of Tolkien, I am sure that you are aware that on their shared tombstone Edith and Ronald bear the names of Luthien and Beren. Tolkien did not choose to be buried under the name of the Evenstar and her mortal prince, Aragorn. Rather, he chose the names of their ancestors, the greatest love story Tolkien ever created. This story has yet to find a storyteller who can bring it to life in any fresh way.