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One of the great things about choosing Design as a profession is that encourages you to be a lifelong learner. I was going to say “forces” you but people who choose Design as their work tend to be naturally curious so there is no forcing going on at all.
I recently came across this inspirational video, which was perfect for a Monday morning because all of us need some help from time to time. One of my favorite interview questions to ask is, “What do you do when you are bored?”. I won’t give away the answer I am looking for but here’s a hint: The best people are almost never bored.
Stay curious, my friends, stay curious.
Here are some of the places I go to satisfy my curiosity, maybe you will find them inspirational also.
And a big thank you to the people who create these sites and blogs, I’d like you to know that I appreciate all you do very much.
SMASHING PUMPKIN Probably my default, go-to site along with ReadWrite.
READWRITE Want to not only be the first to know about technological advancements but also understand them too? Yeah, me too.
VEER A playground for the visually-oriented.
THE DIE LINE That’s “die” as in “die cut” not, like, mortality. This is about packaging and some really sweet packaging at that.
OUTLAW DESIGN BLOG Really good stuff, pretty much all the time. That’s why it’s on my list.
DESIGNER DAILY A quick read that is almost always something I hadn’t known about. Curiosity loves discovery, doesn’t it?
WE MADE THIS Oh, this is just delightful stuff. Just go there and see for yourself.