“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher
This Friday’s design quote is from a designer who is the first female principal at the Pentagram design firm as well as an award-winning designer and an educator.
I love this quote because it has meaning in design but also is life. You can’t expect to sit down at a drawing table or a computer for the first time and create an award winning, life changing design, painting, drawing, etc. It takes time, patience, practice and hard work. I started when I was 14, a freshman in high school. Going to a vocational school allowed me to start in the graphic arts field at a younger age. Going back to artwork and designs I created in high school is painful to see but it also brings joy to know how much I have improved since then.
I like to think if you apply this motto through out life and all of the activities through it, you’ll excel at what you do.