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Design Week Blog 8/2/12 - ‘Stop thinking, start doing’ 
As a creative it is important to keep learning new things in order to    stay on your toes so that you are full of fresh ideas.We spend a lot   of  time waiting for an opportunity or window to do something new, when    really we should just dive in and go for it.
Get your hands dirty,  throw yourself at it - whether you’re a   designer that wants to do  photography, an illustrator that wants to   make games, or even a writer  that wants to land on the moon (ok maybe   not) - the only thing limiting  yourself is you. Stop thinking about   what you’d like to do and start  doing it!
One day, those skills and things of personal interest that you    ‘dabble’ in may be of use. I’ve experienced this first hand.    ‘Illustrator!’ an art director cried, ‘Is there an illustrator in the    house?’ As a designer who illustrates in their own time, I jumped up    with a full pencil case and sketchpad under one arm, ‘Why, I’m an    Illustrator, how can I help?’ I was a hero for a day.
By doing and  acquiring new skills, it helps to broaden a career or   even restart one.  The truth of the matter is unless you start doing it,   you will never  know where it could lead you or what opportunities it   could bring to  you.
Alan Fletcher is a fantastic inspirational example of  somebody who   questioned and tried new methods out of interest and  passion. His   personal work is equally as powerful as his career. The  exhibition   about his life’s work at the Design Museum a few years ago  not only   celebrated his incredible design life, it also showed that he  was a man   that wasn’t afraid to mix professional work with his personal  work:   from graphic design, to making a handmade zoo for his grandson. I  love   that willingness to experiment, to not be scared off by a blank  page   and instead just see limitless opportunities.
As a designer I believe it is imperative to be creatively curious,    always looking to try new ways and techniques. It enriches the ideas    process and with this we can help fulfill our client’s vision to reach    new heights in the real world.
http://www.designweek.co.uk/home/blog/stop-thinking-start-doing-guest-blog-from-mrm-meteorites-will-aslett/3033913.article
  1. Design Week Blog 8/2/12 - ‘Stop thinking, start doing’

    As a creative it is important to keep learning new things in order to stay on your toes so that you are full of fresh ideas.We spend a lot of time waiting for an opportunity or window to do something new, when really we should just dive in and go for it.

    Get your hands dirty, throw yourself at it - whether you’re a designer that wants to do photography, an illustrator that wants to make games, or even a writer that wants to land on the moon (ok maybe not) - the only thing limiting yourself is you. Stop thinking about what you’d like to do and start doing it!

    One day, those skills and things of personal interest that you ‘dabble’ in may be of use. I’ve experienced this first hand. ‘Illustrator!’ an art director cried, ‘Is there an illustrator in the house?’ As a designer who illustrates in their own time, I jumped up with a full pencil case and sketchpad under one arm, ‘Why, I’m an Illustrator, how can I help?’ I was a hero for a day.

    By doing and acquiring new skills, it helps to broaden a career or even restart one. The truth of the matter is unless you start doing it, you will never know where it could lead you or what opportunities it could bring to you.

    Alan Fletcher is a fantastic inspirational example of somebody who questioned and tried new methods out of interest and passion. His personal work is equally as powerful as his career. The exhibition about his life’s work at the Design Museum a few years ago not only celebrated his incredible design life, it also showed that he was a man that wasn’t afraid to mix professional work with his personal work: from graphic design, to making a handmade zoo for his grandson. I love that willingness to experiment, to not be scared off by a blank page and instead just see limitless opportunities.

    As a designer I believe it is imperative to be creatively curious, always looking to try new ways and techniques. It enriches the ideas process and with this we can help fulfill our client’s vision to reach new heights in the real world.

    http://www.designweek.co.uk/home/blog/stop-thinking-start-doing-guest-blog-from-mrm-meteorites-will-aslett/3033913.article

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