THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2PM – 6PM
Imitate. Don’t be shy about it. Try and get as close as you can. You’ll never get all the way, and the separation might be truly remarkable.
Branding is storytelling. It’s that simple. And storytelling is always interesting because it’s driven by one question: What happens next?
I’m often asked for advice on how to become a better graphic designer, and this is my response: “Two things – learn how to do crossword puzzles, and learn how to write.
Modernism, postmodernism, classicism, Bauhaus, and Thomas Jefferson.
It’s design, not strategy, that ignites passion in people. And the magic behind better design and better business is innovation.
I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability.
The roots of good design lie in aesthetics: painting, drawing, and architecture, while those of business and market research are in demographics and statistics; aesthetics and business are traditionally incompatible disciplines.
What interests me is working in public space. This can involve street signing, trail maps, history walks, exhibits, memorials, monuments, and design of festivities. Working in public space means being engaged in the world; it can shape space, perceptions, and consciousness. There is so much potential here for designers to have a useful and positive effect on the world and simultaneously feel that they are a part of it.
You own your process, don't leave it to the client to run your process.
Curious, and interested in the world; an instinct for design and design thinking; a great sense of typography; self-motivated; able to communicate clearly to me, fellow employees and to our clients; a willingness to take on any task; relaxed, with a sense of humor.
REMEMBERING WHY YOU STARTED.
In our office we need open minds. People that are willing to try something they've never attempted before. And when it doesn't work, they try again and again.
I look for someone who brings a high level of intelligence and resourcefulness to any project, combined with strong design aesthetics and good drawing skills. They have to be someone I enjoy being with, someone who can make me think and see things in a new way.
There is nothing like a brilliant designer who is humble.
THE NATURE OF DESIGN REQUIRES ONE TO LEARN NEW THINGS EVERY DAY.
You must design for each medium in a unique way. Every medium has its own pros and cons.
Type is very important.
Type gives a voice to the piece.
I spend a lot of time tweaking and perfecting type.
It is important to use your hands. This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator.
Typography is absolutely essential. The vas majority of the Web is text, and where there's text, there's an opportunity to communicate something with typography. Typography structures the user experience and is essential to every design.
Passion for design!
FRONT END DEVELOPER WITH A DESIGNER TOUCH READY FOR A CHALLENGE.
#1:Resourcefulness. A willingness to figure things out & the confidence to ask for help / clarification when necessary.
Passionate, dedicated, willing to learn & empathetic towards others (especially the people we are designing for!)
Curiosity, resourcefulness, and openness to designing across media, and above all the ability to write!
WORK ETHIC AND A SENSE OF HUMOR
Willingness to jump into new projects, desire to continue learning, and a good attitude.
Eagerness, willingness; ‘raw’ because that’s where you can anticipate and dream of someone's potential, this might come in the form of sketchbooks or experimental work; nothing is better than seeing a talent flourish under your watch. ‘Proven’ because you want to see real examples of smart thinking and ability to solve nearly any problem.
GREAT TALENT. GREAT THINKING. GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. LITTLE EGO.
Intelligence, ideas, self sufficiency, speed and an understanding that design is a service-oriented business and not an art project.
Top four: An understanding of typography, the ability to create something out of nothing, a sense of humor, and being able to communicate well verbally and in writing. Not necessarily in that order.
Good communication skills.
BE NICE. MOST PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO WORK WITH A TALENTED ASSHOLE
I look for imagination, a sense of absurd and beautiful, and an interest in words, books, and writers.
The basics have to be there: solid typography, color sensibility, and composition.
Be culturally literate, because if you don’t have any understanding of the world you live in and the culture you live in, you’re not going to be able to express anything to anybody else.
The key to good design is a heaping dose of give a shit topped off by hard work, skill and craft, with a dollop of humor and a sprinkle of compassion and humility