So often we charge ahead in our careers with a single-minded focus on our pursuits. In this ongoing series, we slow down and ask designers to reflect on their relationship to the craft. Here the Design Matters host explores what design means to her in a visual essay. Full Article.
This summer, one of Europe's preeminent sculpture gardens hosts a show of one of its preeminent sculptors: the Turner Prize–winning British artist Richard Deacon. Or, witness the coupling of art and stunning outdoor scenery at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana. Discover these and more. Full Article.
Animator Floyd Norman's childhood dream of working at Walt Disney Animation Studios came true in 1956, and, at the age of 81, he's not done yet. The first African-American artist to work at Disney, Norman spoke with 99U about how he persisted when Disney forced him into retirement at age 65, the pivotal moments in his career, and why creatives should care more about beginnings than accomplishments. Full Article.
The aptitude you bring to your craft is important, but few of us ever reach the limits of our natural abilities. Instead what holds us back is a lack of commitment or focus. But possessing drive, determination, and single-minded direction translates into meaningful accomplishment. Here are three steps that you can take to dramatically increase your ability to persevere. Full Article.
NINETY NINE U No 13 Magazine
Summer is here and you're probably heading to the beach because it's 5 million degrees outside. You're going to need a good beach read, so might we suggest the new issue of Ninety Nine U Magazine? Our beautiful quarterly provides a jolt of creative inspiration, doesn't require Wi-Fi, and can double as a sun shade. (If only it could triple as a beer koozy, but alas.) Get Issue No 13 now.