As we grow up, we learn the hard way that outside-the-box thinking and creativity is actually perceived as disruption, distraction. Inevitably we see the ugly reality, that, as Isaac Asimov states, "The world in general disapproves of creativity.” We begin to feel discouraged about trying out unknown paths and experimenting.
A lot of my friends in the tech field are leaving great companies. Some of them even rush out of their prestigious positions while they are making great products that millions of people use. When I talk to them about their reasons and motivations to leave, I hear the same thing. The reason why great people leave companies is the cultural meltdowns.
I am a huge sucker for food and cooking documentaries. It’s really fascinating to watch fantastic chefs creating mouthwatering dishes while working in harmony with their staff and orchestrating their kitchen like a maestro. I see a lot of similarities in the way designers and chefs work. They have such personal and professional paths that we can relate to as designers.
Tools come and go. From my very first website that I hand-coded in Flash to this slick template that is powered by Squarespace. Here we are. Let's see what the future might bring for my next blog extravaganza.