January 10, 2012

The design company is not the only place to be a designer

Mike Dempsey:

“Younger designers [are] getting into a very overcrowded business, and increasingly so. Do you have any thoughts?”

Michael Wolff:

"I do actually. The main thought I have is don't think a design company is where a designer should necessarily be, because if you're interested in creativity and you are creative and you can see and you have got curiosity and you do appreciate things and you have got imagination, take it anywhere. Go and work in any company. Go and bring it to anyone who'll listen to you.

"The design company is not the only place to be a designer. In fact, in some ways it's actually a rather constraining place to be a designer."

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Transcribed from the closing remarks of this 40-minute recording.

Related (from the archives): An excellent 12-minute video of Michael Wolff on creativity.

March 23, 2011

Michael Wolff on creativity

And on the three muscles he’s developed with age — inquisitiveness, appreciation, and imagination.

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