When in doubt, say yes.
More experience doesn’t make your decisions better.
Kids try again. Adults fail.
When you use repetition you get results that are consistent, but it also leads to status-quo.
Another thing that really keeps me happy is learning.
Getting paid to do something you do absolutely love is my definition of happiness.
How are you supposed to learn about confronting fear and danger if you don't have these experiences in your life?
Being creative is for the sake of satisfying our curiosity.
There’s a freedom to connect without the fear of being embarrassed. There’s a freedom to improvise without worrying about getting it wrong. There’s a freedom to imagine without constraints. And there’s a freedom to dive in and love the uncertainty of all of this.
Just sit down and play with it for a while and then see what happens.
Arts and sciences were once united. Let's reunite them.
For me, rebel means art and science.
Food is an easier way to approach culture.
We discovered that by using food, people were much more likely to engage with us in a dialogue.
When you're designing for kids, being illustrator is a huge asset. The lines are blurred between illustration and design.
You are what you create.
Conceptualize, design, produce. Repeat.
Break the rules. Burn down walls. Combine. Freely associate.
This is the difference between rebellion and dissent. If you want to repackage an ideology to sell it to the mainstream, your process invariably involves that mainstream helping to shape your sales pitch.
I think there is value in blurring the line between alternative and mainstream.
It doesn't serve us, or anyone, to pretend that money is not important. It doesn't serve activism, it doesn't serve creativity, it doesn't serve social movements like feminism.
Our bar for selling out was pretty low. If selling out was going to be defined by simply engaging with the mainstream, then we were already losing because that was exactly what we wanted to do.
We wanted to take the formal conventions of a magazine and use it in the service of something that was on the fringe—feminism.
From an economic perspective, you can position yourself as an alternative, but if you're still dependent on the traditional revenue streams—that's going to complicate your ability to be truly alternative.
What happens when you don't conform? What happens when you encourage teen girls to embrace their differences?