Monday, March 31, 2014

PP: HR Lesson from Steve Jobs—Pirates!

The article can be found here.

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”

I think that the quote that Jobs utilized really captures the essence of what I've learned through my experience (so far) in the creative field. Things that you are passionate about/on-board with will be self-sustaining initiatives that don't really require "work" and seem to be more of a common goal.

In terms of the next year of my design practice, I think that this speaks to how much I personally can be a pirate if the work fits. Campaigns, systems, and one-off ideas can be nice but if I agree with what the design question is addressing or who the thing is directed towards there seems to be a driving force to question, to make better, etc.

Some things I explicitly drew from the article:

"A pirate can function without a bureaucracy. Pirates support one another and support their leader in the accomplishment of a goal. A pirate can stay creative and on task in a difficult or hostile environment. A pirate can act independently and take intelligent risks, but always within the scope of the greater vision and the needs of the greater team."

"A good technologist is a good technologist, but one with interests in philosophy, the arts, literature, and such really moved the needle. "
I think that this passage speaks directly to how agencies and firms "buy" people who they'd want to hang out with, and who they know will help them grow and be interested about a new topic in the world.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PP: Print Portfolio Inspiration & Sketches

Magazine Idea:

juxtapoz on zines

bullett in terms of style

To reference my given nickname (inspiration)


Inspired By

DP: No Connection Response

"based solely on midterm presentations, it seems like no one understands how to make connections between visual communication and other subjects. it is included as a course objective for good reason, so it is worth pondering."

I guess this is spurred from the lack of showing the subject in relation to the project but I know, for me personally, my feedback and original intent has been based solely on the idea of the user. Here's my two primary sources.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014