We like the product because it has a sustainable impact. It helps people on the ground that are involved in the process of making it. But, at the end, of the day when we ask people, "Why do you like our wallet?" People say, "because it looks cool." That's the kind of products we really want to make.
Eventually, when you take enough stuff away, something is eventually added by the absence of everything.
You never go wrong if you work with people who are smarter than you.
We really, strongly believe that we can do something special with the people we work with.
Our values have become our marketing.
When you're early in your career, you can start with your tools too much instead of starting with the idea.
Leave me alone!
What we owe our good clients as designers is loyalty, honesty, dedication, and tenacity.
The trick is to lavish time on the good clients and minimize time on the bad clients.
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 to help them achieve those goals.
One nice thing about failure is when you go through it at the end you can sort of take stock and say "OK, that was a failure. And it wasn't that bad."
Self-efficacy is defined as you have a sense of the world, you have a sense of your place in it, and that you believe that you can achieve what you've set out to do. Isn't that lovely? Think about how different that feels from most people's lives.
I erased the entire list [of tasks]. I just don't know if these things are the most important things to work on anymore. And, if they are important, they'll come back.
I decided to not show any slides. Can you imagine that? A designer who's not going to show any slides.
Sometimes, we don't know all of these hidden backstories. All it takes is looking at something a little bit differently and trying to find out more. Sometimes it changes your life!
The future should be strange, it should be weird, quirky, provocative, dangerous, difficult, strange in a bubble creative.
In a discontinuous world the most important thing to learn is to unlearn. Take out, don't put in. Take away. Forget. Ignore. Erase.
It's very important that you greet strangers with good eye contact. It's very important that you think about putting yourself in the footprint of the stranger that you're making eye contact with.
If you can get that diversity of thinkers and you can get them to work together and build on each other's ideas, you're definitely going to come up with new-to-the-world stuff.
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. —Mark Twain
My idea of freedom is experiencing as much as I possibly can so that all the world feels safe to me.
J’ai eu pas mal de soucis avec des chorégraphes qui me reprochaient souvent de ne pas me concentrer assez, mais moi dans ma tête, je me disais non, ce n’est pas de la concentration, c’est juste l’improvisation vs leur travail à eux : tout composer, tout mettre en place. Ça, ça a été pour moi les premiers clashs.
Your curiosities need to be paid attention to. They need to keep us up at night. They need to be the things that we want to chase after and pursue because eventually they might become the starting path for the work that we want to do if we're not already doing it.
Investigate the past with curiosity.
You can’t rely on work to make you happy.