Designing, Writing, Teaching: Not My Real Job
In this funny and entertaining video, Designing, Writing, Teaching: Not My Real Job
, Michael Bierut outlines the little decisions that led him to the work that he is doing today.
Seven Things Designers Can Learn from Stand Up Comics
The premise of HBO's hour-long special "Talking Funny" is simple: invite four top-ranked comedians — Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. — turn on the cameras, and let them talk shop for an hour. There are laughs, of course, but the most interesting parts focus on the technical craft of getting those laughs. This is serious business. Stand up comedy is a high-risk creative enterprise, executed in real time in front of a critical audience. I didn't tune in looking for lessons for designers, but I found seven.