"Art is just art. Art is making. It’s just doing. It’s delightful. Stop judging yourself."
— Kevin O’Malley.
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Ask a question | Jason Santa Maria -
When I want to find out more about my own work, I ask a question. When someone asks me to look at their work, I ask a question. It’s a silly thing to say, but it took me years to do that.
It’s silly because it’s probably obvious to you, or to anyone who’s thought about it for a moment: If you want to get a better understanding of something, asking a question is infinitely more useful than making a statement.
It took me years to get there because I fell into the same trap many young designers do when in a critique—I tried to participate by offering answers.
Answers are appealing, of course, as is the idea of a charismatic leader who has pockets full of them. But of all the work I’ve done, the projects I consider most successful were accomplished by teamwork. Answers shouldn’t come from one single person, no matter how skilled they may be. Instead, they come as a result of discussion among peers.
Asking questions is at the heart of collaboration, more so than any project management software or process. And if you want to truly collaborate, I’ve found you need to allow yourself to be someone without the answers.
Drawn in honor of fashinpirate's 21st birthday! Love you boo. Your #survival tag has been such a huge help over the past year. Thank you for reminding me to be great and fabulous and hustle always.
- to not have an opinion
- to be unsure of things
- to question
- to doubt
- to be wrong
- to be honest with yourself
- to start over
- to change your mind
- to be quiet
Let’s make 2K14 a good one ! 👊👊👊
A little something I made for a design challenge at school. It probably would’ve been quicker to use a pre-made geometric font but it would never have been as fun to make.
Quote from Corita Kent