I came across an interesting quote from J Mays, Ford’s chief creative officer in an interview he did with Esquire magazine:
A designer is only as good as what he or she knows. If all you know is what you’ve garnered from fifteen years of living in Detroit, it’s going to limit what you can lay down. If you’ve had experiences around the world, you’ll be able to design a much richer story for people to enjoy.
In other words, get out there and travel – experience life beyond the borders of your own city and open up your eyes to other cultures. This piece of advice I believe not only applies to designers but to everyone. And thanks to an invitation from Desktop, I’d like to quickly share a few photos from a recent trip I took around Asia. Enjoy.
Main image (Susukino, Sapporo, Japan at night)
Quote at the beginning of post taken from Esquire’s interview with J Mays
All images copyright me.