I went to the YWCA Tribute! luncheon yesterday and saw a group of women being honored in their different industries for their service and change they’re making in the West Michigan community. We gave each one of them a standing ovation. I left humbled and with the urge to serve.
This article about designers not being the same as artists turned me off until I began reading. I enjoyed the tough love perspective and resonated with Joe’s examples of how to bring your creativity to a business meeting. The waters are hard to navigate because a lot of designers don’t really talk about it. I’m happy Joe did. He’s inspired me to talk more openly about being a graphic designer and the challenges associated with it.
To and from work I listened to Garance Dore’s podcast Pardon My French on How to Build a Brand Your Own Way with Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.. I respect each of these women so much as they’ve built their blogs and businesses from the ground up. I hope to do something similar some day. I also have Grace’s new book, “In the Company of Women”, on my Christmas wish list!
How has your week been?! What’s been on your mind lately? Any fun design links I should know about?