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Comments on: National Design Awards Winners Panel Notes http://designnotes.info/?p=771 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: Christina http://designnotes.info/?p=771&cpage=1#comment-2384 Sat, 21 Oct 2006 04:25:47 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=771#comment-2384 Yeah, I’m a bad one for giving up before the magic happens and it’s bad bad BAD! It doesn’t help that most of my clients are in a giant panic for their logo/brochure/display. How can the magic happen when you’re forced to work with wacky deadlines?

By: Michael Surtees http://designnotes.info/?p=771&cpage=1#comment-2383 Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:56:10 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=771#comment-2383 Christina, I can’t tell you how many times I told myself something similar over the years before getting here. Something along the lines that most people give up just before their last hurdle, and you don’t want to do that etc…

and thanks for stopping by Debbie

By: debbie millman http://designnotes.info/?p=771&cpage=1#comment-2382 Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:41:49 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=771#comment-2382 That last line of Christina’s is just magnificent. Thank you.

By: Christina http://designnotes.info/?p=771&cpage=1#comment-2381 Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:25:09 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=771#comment-2381 All great notes Michael! More and more the point is driven home that this is a JOB. The discussion came up the other day about whether it was worth it for a small single-person freelance design ‘studio’ (such as mine, but not mine) to go after really big clients. I say go for it. If you know you can cobble together a team in a pinch, why not go for the big clients/projects/money.

The one overwhelming piece of advice that came out of the HOW Conference for me was to let go and let people in; the idea being that if you can let go of your grip on your work and allow other people to contribute to it and influence it, it will go further, say more and have the potential to be profound.

Another big message was: Don’t give up five minutes before the magic happens.