“Respect “the genius of a place.”
Subordinate details to the whole.
The art is to conceal art.
Aim for the unconscious.
Avoid fashion for fashion’s sake.
Formal training isn’t required.
Stand for something.
Utility trumps ornament.
Never too much, hardly enough.”— Ten Design Lessons - Frederick Law Olmsted (via andrewharlow)
Just came across this piece on the Society for News Design’s website.
It’s about the importance of diversifying your skills and creating new opportunities for professional growth — even if your employer isn’t providing those opportunities.
It’s not enough these days to specialize in a single aspect of content creation. While newspapers in B.C. are far from struggling financially, gone are the days when newsroom budgets could accommodate a large roster of copy editors whose job was only to copy edit and paginate pages.