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Design Investigation. Design Investigation.

Design Investigation.

Design Investigation. In reference to my design investigation I have been looking at how artists have gotten into their area of design.



“Always try different ideas out.” “Selling ideas is very important. Such is the creative process.”

1. Keep a scrap book. 2. Challenge mediocrity. 3. Put your work in a gallery.

Try things out on: -billboards. -magazines. -bus posters. -business cards. -websites. -t-shirts. -festival posters.

Everything starts with a brief. Not just a logo Its an entry point. Where do you start - think about what don’t you want to be like.

1. Conviction 2. Make it more simple 3. Do different things 4. Be brave 5. Whisper don’t shout 6. Capture the essence 7. Love the future 8. Make it beautiful 9. Embrace the ridiculous 10. Do it with passion

He started in the production end of art and deisgn by making commercials. He then found someone who was talented and interned for them.

*Creative Review

“Working in teams or with peers from other design courses is very important.�

“Working abroad looks good on your CV.”

“Freelance is hard and lonely.�

Patrick Burgoyne studied politics at univercity. He got the job by answering an ad for a job in journalism. “You should do work for free as you don’t know if it will lead to something else. He wrote for the guardian for free recently.”

I recieved 0 emails back. So instead I investigated further via researching answers that artists had already given.

*Stefan Sagmeister Did your work experience at the Leo Burnett agency play a large role in your deciding that maintaining a small business was better than running an office of over 100 people? Yes, that was the major reason: I saw at Burnett that I will not be able to actually design when my office is bigger, and I saw the advantages of a large office for the clients as tiny, while the disadvantages were huge.

*Keri Smith What got you started making creativity books? I’ve been trying to figure this out for myself. For some reason I cannot stop making activity books based on the subject of creativity. I seem to be obsessed with it, even though I will admit that I get tired of talking about it directly and would rather just have people do something (as opposed to talking about doing something) -- a conundrum for an author, yes? I am drawn to experimenting (in various forms). My favorite artists and authors are often those who are “playing,” trying things, not necessarily succeeding at them, but seeing where an idea takes you. This concept of play comes up constantly for me and is in large part the foundation for all of my work. To truly conduct an experiment, you must not know where you are headed. It can be scary at times, but that fear is what excites me about it. What happens when I try “this”? A direct confrontation with the UNKNOWN.

*Mike Perry My mom is just a rock. She encouraged me as an artist, was 100% supportive. That completely informed everything about who I am. She taught me to take chances and experience things. When I was in middle school, she got laid off and we were really poor, but instead of being uber defeated, she went back to college. She’s my role model. I went to college in Minnesota and it was a great first city experience. It was supportive and my attitude was to make the most of everything. I put in all the hours it took to do it. I developed great peer group and we’re still close.

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