Soccer player, biker, city slicker, copywriter + creative director. Former editor of National Parks magazine, now I write about designy stuff for 99U, HOW, CommArts, and Modern in Denver.
Words and images.
Talking to strangers. Y'all are terrifying.
Do what you love. The money will come. (It may take a while, but that's ok.)
William Zinsser. Wrote a book that has spared the world from a lot of bad writing.
Um, HELLO--real superheros know better than to reveal this information.
Tambourine. Although I believe I've misunderstood this question, I'm sticking with my original answer.
The proper spelling of "its."
How to cut and paste text into a doc without all that wonky formatting. Life-saver.
Scott’s CreativeMornings activity
Kevin Purdy Death Is Not a Deadline
Paola Mendoza Artists... We Need You
Michael Bierut Let's Talk About Clients
It's okay to dig your heels in a little bit and fight for what's right, as long as you're willing to be wrong when you're wrong.
Failure is how you get humility. You can tell people who have failed... and you can tell people who pretend to be humble but haven't failed enough yet.
If you do it right, ... the conversation you have in a meeting with a client is 99% about their business and their goals, and 1% about these esoteric tools that we as graphic designers have at our disposal to have them achieve those goals...
Ches Perry Right Way Signs
Spencer Harrison Spencer Harrison
Lisa Schiffman Cultivate Chance
If eyes are the window to the soul, ears are the fucking DOOR.
Productivity equals a huge idea and not enough time to do it.
Lulu Miller Catapulting Chance into your Stupid Head
Josh Higgins Pass It On
Kim Werker Crafting to fail
Ruthie Lindsey Watching beauty spill out of brokenness
Pay attention to what constraints trouble you, and why they do so, and leap into those spaces.
If you can't openly share all of you, you can't really be yourself.
There's this frustration that happens to say, look, I need to do something about this and if I don't, I'm going to die.
I think it's important for anyone who is in this industry to believe in something and state it very clearly because, as good as you are, there are a hundred people who can do the same kind of work that you can do, but not everyone is going to share the same opinion, have the same personality and drive.
Ryan Holladay BLUEBRAIN