Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Stefan Sagmeister is wonderfully quirky and subtly funny. He has done great work with packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. I personally enjoyed his position of being happy while designing. Quite humorous with the images of the designers. He also talks about other designers work and how it made him happy. I thought the idea of the word bubbles was great, but the box with the open sky was brilliant. Over all his list of things that he like about his job seemed to be what I would hope my life will be like as a professional designer.

I also watched Sir Ken Robinson and Scott McCloud. Ken Robinson's presentation made me think very deeply about today's society and the way we are educating today. The idea he brought up about how we are teaching children for the future that we cannot even predict, caught my attention the most. It is crazy to think that things can change so much in five years. Scott McCloud spoke about his past and family and how it has affected his life. So interesting that his father was blind and still an amazing inventor and engineer. His father's faith in him even when he cannot see lead to him speaking about how certain people could see the shape of the future. It is interesting to listen to Scott after listening to Ken, because each talk of the future. Yet Scott speaks more of how we see. His list of the four basic principles is one to live by.

Learn from everyone
Follow no-one
Watch for patterns
Work like hell

All in all these designers are looking to the future to try and make the world a happier place.

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