Episode #165
The 10 Commandments of Graphic Design – Part 2

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I consider some of the most important things to think about as a designer.

Scribbled Shownotes

  • These points have been taken from Irving Younger’s fantastic YouTube video about the 10 commandments of cross-examination.
  • I took them, and fashioned them for design, because amazingly a lot of them cross over.
Yesterday:
  • Be brief. Be straightforward. Use as little design as possible like Dieter Rams said.
  • Use plain words. Don’t try to get too clever.
  • Use only leading questions. Know what you want to communicate and communicate it.
  • Be prepared. Be prepared.
  • Listen. Listen.
Today:
  • Do not quarrel. Sometimes quarrel. Don’t be a Yes Designer.
  • The best ideas are hidden behind the average ones.
  • Never stop learning.
  • Don’t rely on inspiration. It makes you a weaker designer.
  • Work hard and be nice to people.

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