Tag: inspiration

J.K. Rowling at Harvard

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter books,  gave a very inspiring commencement speech to the graduates of Harvard 2008. She talks about the benefits of failure and not to mention the importance of imagination. Why is she talking about failure? It’s simply because she believes that failure meant stripping away of the inessential. […]

Call Me Hope

Now in its fifth year, San Francisco-based non-profit Mama Hope continues to connect people in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda with life-altering resources. With its unconventional connected development approach, Mama Hope tackles the challenges of poverty and need from the ground up. It operates with three core phrases: listen, connect and enable.

advice for young designers

SVA asked a group at CareerCamp to respond to the following: So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only one thing about going into the field, my advice would be ___________ . “You have to be empathetic to your users, toward your clients, to the people you’re working with on […]

Webcam shot music video

This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album ‘Water Flavor EP’. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam. Great idea. We will see more videos like this […]

Marc Newson

Here’s a nice quote from the beginning of the first clip: “I’m proud to say I’m a geek. You have to be a geek. Good designers are geeks. Bad designers are not geeks. Geeks are interested in detail, the minutiae of how things work. And if you’re not how can you know what you’re doing”

Reverse Graffiti Project

From Wikipedia: “Reverse graffiti also known as clean tagging, dust tagging or grime writing, is a method of creating graffiti on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface. It is usually done by removing dirt/dust with the fingertip(s) from windows or other dirty surfaces. Reverse graffiti on windows/glass can be highly visible […]