Celebrating the details
Nick on being overconfident:
"Being overconfident can do more harm than good— (especially) if you think that everything is going to be easy for you and you deserve everything right off the bat... people get into a lot of trouble and their growth gets stifled a little bit if they're not open to just toiling away in the dark for quite some time...”
— Nick Misani / Designer, Letterer, Lover of ornament and decorative arts
Clarity, simplicity and impact.
"The hard part is for some people is allowing themselves TO be that simple, and overcomplicate it, not more is better, but to overthink it … sometimes you're just done, you have it. It might take five minutes or it might take 3 weeks—but just stop when you know you have it.”
— Michael Braley: Creative Director, Designer, Simplifier.
Superheroes to Supermodels.
"I think I've learned to go, OKAY it's fine to put this one (project) hold, maybe draw something else, maybe go for a walk, go for a drink ... I've learned to take it easier on myself and not put so much pressure to make it happen."
— Justin Teodoro: Artist and Illustrator.
The ruler's always straight.
"Instagram … that's basically my second portfolio. I have gotten more work using my Instagram page that with my regular portfolio. It's because I am able to share my process." — David Soto, Graphic Designer, Hand Letterer, Forever a student.
Freedom's a little scary.
"Just start drawing … you are going to make a lot of ugly one before you get the one you want." — Natalie Cooperman, Textile Designer, and Illustrator.
This episode's guest is Natalie Cooperman aka Nattmade. She is a textile designer and an illustrator, who after being in the fashion industry for over 15 years is taking her passion and rekindling her love for making art.
I didn’t know what to draw.
“The idea of paying your dues … that’s basically what fakin’ it ‘til you make it is. That's you payin’ your dues. You say yes to everything and figure it out along the way … and, just work really hard if you want to be good.” — Eli Neugeboren (Illustrator and Educator)