Life is a succession of moments. Corita Kent #1
Many thanks to Chris Do, Founder/CEO of Blind and The Futur for yesterday’s YouTube life stream Why Redesign the Dropbox Logo? Design Master Brian Collins Explains. I have learnt so much about design from Chris Do, his lectures, talks and videos. I am a big fan.
Chris Do is one of the most influential designers presently in my opinion, changing the way design is viewed and communicated. He also teaches about the business of design. The wealth of knowledge which he has accrued over the years as a designer, director, strategist and educator, is helping both young and experienced designers on new ways of approaching design and strategy.
One of his greatest attributes is his act of giving. He features some of the biggest names from the design industry on his media channels. His kind gesture also extends by featuring personalities from a non design background.
Yesterday’s live stream was remarkable featuring Brian Collins, CEO/Founder of Collins. Brian Collins’ achievements are immeasurable. His design work spreads across brands like Coca Cola, Ogilvy, Spotify, Dropbox and so much more. Collins was sensational, sharing tips on how he approaches design and branding. It was nice to see him surrounded by books from his office library which contained over 2000 books. He states that “books are rockets, they can take you anywhere, past, future…” — Books are the genesis in helping you create new and future design solutions by looking through past designs.
These are my take away from the live stream:
Seek influence or inspiration outside of design (if you are a designer).
Design something that will last for a long time.
Extend your idea through time, and be in the moment.
Put sincerity and honesty in your work.
Be authentic and extraordinary.
Fame is easy but mastery is hard.
Mastery takes time, mastery is earned.
Poetry is branding.
Brands are based on two things, the familiar and the surprising.
Brian Collins also shared the work of Corita Kent, a nun, artist and educator. Corita Kent is one of his influences. Her works are a breathtaking. Her philosophy in life is as the quote denotes; “Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.”
It is good to be in the moment, and appreciate the little details which are often ignored.
I will be sharing more wonderful quotes from Corita Kent and more insights from design icons and role models from the industry.
Thanks again Chris Do and Brian Collins, you are both geniuses.
Design, Art/Creative direction, Illustration, Post
By Philip Abang