Design is discipline with purpose.
Design is a disruptor for positive change.
Or, more specifically...
PERSONAL DESIGN THOUGHTS?
I search for ways design can contribute meaningfully and engage people on a daily basis.
A good part of that involves being a constant student of craft and communication, focusing on how design can make the best impact, and remembering the importance of empathy in all aspects of work (not to mention fresh air and a wholesome breakfast). To stay engaged, I skim up outside skills and knowledge along the way - be it writing copy, learning CSS grid layout, or just wandering around with my camera.
HOW ABOUT PROCESS?
With problems that need to be solved and actions taken, it's helpful to ask 'How can this be humanized?' Walking a problem back before pushing forward almost always saves pain in the long run:
"Is this a linear design problem or a design thinking problem?"
"Is there a larger or different problem that really needs to be solved?"
"Did I actually leave my keys in the mailbox?"
Collaboration is integral within teams and with clients.
ANY DESIGN BELIEFS?
I believe that a successful project or team realizes that research, copy, design, and code are inseparable — the user experience is in everyone's hands. I believe in the immediate accessibility of the web and the lasting, sensory value of print; In the humanistic exchange of ideas and the process of change.
That, and the pursuit of the perfect sketch marker...
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