Monday, February 9, 2009

Paul Sahre's Problems

Last Friday night the NY chapter of AIGA hosted a lecture by Paul Sahre. The subject of his lecture? Problems. Specifically problems he's run into as a graphic designer.
It was refreshing to see a designer talk about his career and take a look at the pieces that (for whatever reasons) did not work. It was a nice reminder that a piece you work on can fail for reasons within your control and out of your control. Sometimes it fails on a technical or formal reason. Sometimes it can fail on a more personal level. And not matter how embarrassing or aggravating your problem is, you always learn something from it.
It was an engaging talk and Paul provided everyone with a lovely little pennant. A lovely little reminder when you're in the midst of a bad day that, yes, you're not the only one that has problems.

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