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Monday, October 02, 2006

“Look At Me, I’m a Designer”

Frank at B L A N K gets it. His design serves it’s purpose, and he knows who he serves. In his article, “Design Not Known,” he tells it like it is...

Design is all about others, not us. Design is a servant, not the star. Design is outward focused, not inward. So, to all those designers who no one knows or will ever know; who are slogging it out in the trenches day in and day out serving others without a note of “look at what I've done” fanfare being played: I salute you. Keep going. Resist the urge to jump onto the “try to get myself noticed” wagon. And keep serving others because ultimately, it is Him who you serve.

The complete article can be found here.

( via Blank )



Anonymous artcat said...

barry, this is a great article. thanks for sharing it. keep up the great work!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Liz Ness said...

Well said!

12:10 PM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

artcat – Thanks. This is on the heels of AIGA's upcoming Gala Ball for what they call "Design Legends." I LOVE the AIGA, don’t get me wrong, but the word Legends is what gives me a rash.

4:55 PM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

Liz - BLANK is a great blog. Thanks for you comments and for your link and for stopping by! I really love your blog, and haven't dug into it yet, but plan to.

4:57 PM  

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