2014… my 21st year in design


It’s hard to believe I’ve been a design practitioner for 21 years and a design educator for 7 years. What I’ve learned in my 21 years of design from industrial to graphics:

  • Academic design projects are far more interesting
  • There’s still no substitute for drawing with pen and paper
  • Limitations are the best motivations for creativity
  • Designers run the risk of believing their own hype
  • Student designers should never be too enamored by professional designers
  • Don’t rely on that damned computer!!!
  • Inspiration can be found in the most mundane

And, of course, you don’t have to be original, you just have to be good!!!!


One thought on “2014… my 21st year in design

  1. As a student, it pays off to listen and be open to instruction. It’s an opportunity to learn what someone else knows and then make it your own…with a twist.


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