As part of CreativeMornings’ fifth birthday, Debbie Millman gives her best advice.

Debbie Millman was one of the many speakers at our Birthday Bash, celebrating five years of CreativeMornings! We invited back some past speakers to offer up the advice they wish they received when they first graduated.

About the speaker

Debbie Millman is a partner and president of the design division at Sterling Brands, one of the leading brand identity firms in the country. Millman is president of AIGA, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. She is a contributing editor to Print magazine and host of the podcast “Design Matters.” She is the author of How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer (Allworth Press, 2007),The Essential Principles of Graphic Design (Rotovision, 2008) and Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design (How Books, 2009).

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Anything you do that is worthwhile takes time. We're living in a 140 character culture. Things take a much longer time than that, anything meaningful. Try to consider the long term possibilities to the short term fix. — Debbie Millman

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