Recently, I was interviewed by Conor O’Driscoll about the design team at Creative Market for the InVision blog. Photos in the article were taken by Peter Prato (he also takes nice portraits portraits).
Read the full interview here. There are a ton of great photos of the Pier 9 workspace in San Francisco.
Conor broke out some great quotes in the article, which are listed out below:
The best way to get inspired is to do an activity you’ve never done before. It’s easy to live your life and do your work on repeat, but that hinders growth and learning.
Our community (at Creative Market) really shapes the business and platform just as much as we do.
Great designers are constantly taking calculated risks. Instead of allowing the tried-and-true path, make time to go down crazy, creative rabbit holes.
What makes designers successful is the drive to constantly push forward. It’s all about the long game — a great designer is forged out of inexorable endurance.
Success is about personal fulfillment in the type of work you do and in your relationships.
We as designers need to change our metrics for success.
See your design career as a long journey. You’re going to get somewhere, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there.
Don’t be the person waiting for somebody else to do something innovative. You can lead that innovation through your passion projects and have fun doing it too.