kottke.org posts about Adrian Shaughnessy

Design paradoxes

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2009

Adrian Shaughnessy shares ten paradoxes about graphic design; by paradox he means “an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted wisdom”. I particularly liked these two bits of wisdom:

As part of their training, all designers should be obliged to spend a sum of their own money on graphic design.


If we want to make money as a graphic designer, we must concentrate on the work — not the money.