Always love to check in on the latest and greatest happenings of Milton Glaser. Found this gem about Milton's idea that design has nothing to do with appearance. He is still dominating into his late 80's which I am so happy to see and we are so fortunate to have. Below is a segment about the evolution of design in his eyes.
Dad always talked about making it to 55 while I was growing up in my teens. I would roll my eyes and blow him off for acting like a crazy man. At 31, I have seen him bury two of his older brothers. My father just turned 55 this past year. It is sad and I thank God that my father (and Momma Dukes of course but this is a story about pops) is in good health and has his new goal set on 70+. I have other ideas and a much higher number for the Old Man of course. My goal is to get him interested into a new hobby when he sets to retire. Push him to find a side project that will keep him inspired. Push him to find something like The Pixel Painter. A beautiful video documenting the 97 year old Hal Lasko. Thanks to my girl for sharing and thanks to Hal. My girlfriend is beginning to really understand my passion for design/art.
Do I have about 4 open projects right now...
ummmmmmmmm lets not answer that because I just got two more. Pretty stoked for two Skillshare classes that I just signed up for. Loved SVA and Parsons continuing ed, but sometimes I would get stuck with some ancient, out of practice instructors. Very stoked for custom labeling and tshirt design. Getting legit tips of the trade from some badass designers that blow me out of the water. #alwaysworkonyourcraft
"To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master."
- Milton Glaser
IDEO founder sets up some Tuesday inspiration. Everyone has been in a meeting thinking to him or herself, "What exactly is this meeting about?" And this is regardless of your industry or profession. It's true challenge to sit in a collaborative group of individuals who have unique ideas and personalities. My past experience has taught me that you need a small group to take on a larger group. 2 to 3 leaders who pick a particular part of the meeting and have ownership with scribing, leading, or ideating. Practice makes perfect for an important meeting and my friends/colleagues can vouch for this. (Sorry John for making you practice a presentation for about 2 hours in front of a Teddy Bear)
But one thing is clear, coming loaded with an execution/example/prototype is always a kick-starter for discussion. Is it more work in the beginning... YES. Will it save time... each project is different so that is an answer that could vary. But we have had some great success going the extra mile beforehand. Start making... stop talking :)
Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.
We all experience it... PROCRASTINATION. As your years of experience adds up in design/development, you can estimate quickly the work and time involved to accomplish the end product. And that is sometimes the roadblock to begin.
Here is a great video to hopefully help detouring that roadblock.