Design is not a service job, design means being a thought leader.

Debbie Millman talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.

Designers aren’t problem solvers, we need anticipate problems before they happen. Design is not a service job, design means being a thought leader.

Listen to the podcast: Brian Collins from Design Matters with Debbie Millman

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How to Learn Resilience

Love this discussion on learned resilience. The idea of being comforted by research; I’m glad they all laughed about that because I’m that person! I listened to the audiobooks mentioned. They even deep dive into Martin Seligman’s ideas of Permanence, Pervasiveness and Personalization: Practice explaining that bad events, feelings, and failures are temporary. Pay attention to the ways good things link to permanent qualities. Rehearse seeing problems in one area of life as being in their own world separate from your life.  At the same time, use good things to see good in all parts of your life. Train yourself to pay attention to ... Read more

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I’m a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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