Quick design tips #1: creative thinking

The future belongs to designers who like to get their hands dirty

The future belongs to designers who like to get their hands dirty

I encourage designers to start with a blank sheet of paper and turn off the Mac. Free from the distractions of the internet, Photoshop or fonts, sketch out your ideas unedited and raw. Artistic ability is irrelevant. If your client is an Orchestra, go and listen to them in concert. As Bob Gill says, “Don’t sit at your computer, waiting for lightening to strike”. It won’t.

Inky trousers courtesy of Anand.

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