Debbie Millman, a friend and someone who I admire has posted one of her best blog posts about what she has learned. There’s 10 graceful points that most designers can take something away from her experience, learn and get better. About a year ago Debbie visited Edmonton for a talk titled “Design Stories from New York” for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada Alberta North Chapter. We filmed the talk and you can watch the entire presentation at http://abnorth.gdc.net/millman. While Debbie’s 10 points from her blog entry are not mentioned directly in the video as such, a lot of her ideas are talked about in part 3 of the video presentation.
Below are the ten headers of Debbie’s points, to read the whole thing visit here blog HERE.
Things I have learned by making a lot of mistakes
Fabulous talent is equivalent to operational excellence
How you lead and what you represent is as important as your ideas
You need to know what you believe in, whether or not it is popular.
Vision is easy, strategy is much harder.
Know what you are talking about
Common vocabulary is not always equate with common behavior
One day working on a creative brief is worth (minimally) one week of design time.
Be aware of “artificial harmony”
Seek out criticism