“Great design is serious (not solemn),” says Paula Scher, a New York based partner at design firm Pentagram. She argues that you do your best work when you’re having fun, exploring and not pressured by expectations.
I find the key is finding somewhere in between: creative work needs a combination of space and freedom but also a clear problem to solve.
Need more Paula Scher? Hillman Curtis has a video discussing type as image that’s also worth watching.
Read a deconstruction of the relaunched CNN site. The new site sports new index pages, story pages and a strong focus on ‘popularity’ with the News Pulse section.