verbal communication

Design must be simple, unified and appropriate.”  -Dan Kiley
When I be six and turn into Spiderman, I’m going to save the city."  -Henry [age 4]
Rick, what you’ve created here is a vegetal destination.”  -Mark Wilson
No one’s role here is insignifcant...if you’re here for beer, that’s important.  -Joe Daly
Cool shit...that’s your department, Brett.  -Sandy Kemper
I had a friend from the Bahamas who used to use Crisco as her sun lotion to get extra tan...she looked like a hotty Oompa Loompa.  -Dan Maginn, FAIA

plaid endorsements [unofficial]


“Every creative person, and I think probably every other person, faces resistance when they are trying to create something good...The harder the resistance, the more important the task must be.”  -Donald Miller [A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life]

"Design is what happens between conceiving an idea and fashioning the means to carry it out. Whether it's big stuff like painting a picture, writing a book, conducting a military campaign, creating a commercial enterprise, or small stuff like organizing a party. In short, design is an intelligent equation between purpose and construction. A few people also earn their living by giving form to the amenities of life in manufacture, communication and place. They call themselves designers. They are the blue collar workers of the art world."  -Alan Fletcher [Beware Wet Paint]

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And
you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.

You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

-Dr. Suess [Oh, The Places You'll Go!]