I often talk about how important the act of reading is to a designer. I don’t have many platforms or soap boxes that I get on regularly, but the importance of staying current and understanding our place in the stream of time through continued education is one of them.
It’s almost a right of passage—stepping out on your own and carving your niche as a freelancer. The desire to do things your own way can be completely exhilarating.
Children have the benefit of creating without artistic constraint. It’s wonderful gift. Holding on to it when you get older, that’s the trick.
“I don’t like to read” are some of the most painful words I hear uttered on a semi-regular basis.
Getting to know your partners is important. Long term collaborative or business efforts are, many times, like a marriage.