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Advice for designers

August 23, 2010

This is great.

My favorite parts:

1. Design does not equal client work.

2. Take things away until you cry.

This second piece of advice applies to all aspects of marketing. If the thing (picture or word) doesn’t add to the message, then take it away. I often run into this when writing words. I used too many.

Sometimes I write a sentence, fall in love with it, and leave it. Even though it doesn’t add anything to it.

Cut until you cry.

And for the record, I posted this because if you’re a writer all this applies. Expect for the parts about drawing. Even though they do.

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  1. August 23, 2010 12:59 pm

    I love your take-away from the post. In addition to the ones you’ve noted here are some I thought equally important:

    – Start brave and brash: you can always make things more conservative, but it’s hard to make things more radical.

    – Seeking advice is addicting and can become a proxy for action.

    Thanks for sharing that post.

  2. September 8, 2010 1:32 pm

    Excellent post, l quite agree with your conclusion. However lam having problem subscribing to your rss.

  3. September 14, 2010 12:55 am

    trying to follow you on twitter but cant find your name

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