I'm Schuyler, but I go by Sky. I graduated Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015 with a BFA in Graphic Design. When I'm not thinking about design, I'm thinking about puppies. I also love Alfred Hitchcock movies, birthday cake, pastel colors and The Beatles. 9 times out of 10, I have the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song stuck in my head.
Cake, The Beatles, classic film, graphic design
I have the power to turn mundane things into a really big deal
The lyrics to "Welcome to the Black Parade"
How to make Apple Cider Chicken, a delicious recipe that my dad invented
Sky’s CreativeMornings activity
We’ve got to evolve, man. I used to make websites for people — that's how I started out back. Turns out it was hard to make websites. Now, it's not so hard to make a website. You can go to SquareSpace and you can get a perfectly great looking website for your small business and it'll look fantastic. . . Making websites has turned from this totally tailored experience to a commodity for anything except people who are solving really hard complex problems. . . So if you’re still in the business of making small websites for small companies that don’t need that kind of service, then you are now in a commodity business and you’re not competing with another design studio, you’re competing with something like Squarespace. And you have to evolve out of that. What do people actually need solved? Designers are problem solvers by nature. And the problem of how to make a website has been solved. So move on and find another problem that hasn’t been solved yet and know that at some point there’s going to be a commodity solution for that problem and you’re going to have to move on from that.
"Wear a silly hat. If you don't own a silly hat, in the next 30 days I want you to go out and buy a silly hat, and occasionally wear it"
Being given a chance is different than taking that chance for yourself.
Chance becomes this cumulative thing and not, you know, a lightning bolt from the sky.
Typography, it's kind of wonderful!
People are more important than craft.
Always have a bottle of champagne in the fridge... Celebrate the successes... On a regular ugly Tuesday morning, open the fridge to get the bottle of milk and there's the bottle of champagne... that little reminder.
What makes you you is so much less than you think it is.
You need to be embarrassed by your first release, otherwise you're too late.
What is your next step, your first step, to get there?
You gotta keep your dreams in conversation.
Life is more complicated and more complex than goodies and baddies.
It is 100% possible to have it all, but first you must know what your own all is.
Sean Devereaux Why is love important when we create?