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May 22, 2011On Horizontal Loyalty
In every career, your job is to make and tell stories. You will build a body of work, but you will also build a body of affection, with the people you’ve helped who’ve helped you back. But don’t just sit there and wait - scour and scramble instead to get to your starting point. Then scramble some more. Be hungry. Be inquisitive. Read on and find out why.
May 15, 2010In Absolute Awe of Irina Vinnik
Irina Vinnik is an illustrator and designer from St Petersburg, Russia. I can read a little of Russian but you don't have to speak the language to appreciate the painstaking details she perfected in each of her elaborate illustrations. Her first book published recently, "The World of Dolls: Stories and Legends", probably excites designers more than their children.
January 21, 2010Be Sparing
Shaza's earliest memory of books was when her dad took her to her first book fair on his hip Scrambler bike. It was a noisy piece of metal but it was yellow and she loved it. Where others have gadgets and tutorials to help them get better with design, she has her trusty, unassuming, delicious books.
December 1, 2010Just Silence, That's It
Giving someone an uninterrupted four hours time is the best gift you can give anyone at work. It's better than a computer, it's better than a new monitor, it's better than new software, or what people typically use. Giving them four hours of quiet time at the office is going to be incredibly valuable.
March 9, 20103 Years Later...
It's crazy. It has been three years since Bird Malaysia first launched and we're still getting reviews from design galleries and making it into "n-list of Website with Awesome footer/navigation/header/color Design" blog posts.
October 17, 2008Severn Suzuki's Earth Summit 1992 Speech
When reading, Shaza scribbles notes of interesting and important excerpts that she can later share with others. One of the most important she came across by far, was a transcript of the speech given by Severn Suzuki, then a 12-year-old, who stood in front of the delegations of 1992 Rio de Janeiro's Earth Summit.