Learning Log: September 2017
I’m always curious about others’ learning processes, so I thought I’d share my own. There is no “right way” to learn new things, this is just what it looks like for me.
Things I learned
- The projects I find most interesting are ones where their founders aren’t following the usual “shapes”, but have come up with their own way forward. By those shapes I mean familiar formats like a blog, a book, a shop, a conference, a freelance practice, etc. I’m fascinated by people who have found new ways to make money / pursue meaning / explore their interests and that inspires me to think a little more creatively about how to do the same.
- Typefaces with cut-off corners are said to be “chamfered” (via Font Review Journal)
“What is the most true for me right now?” Every day, once a day, I sit down with my pen and notebook and answer this question. The answer will eventually become either an email to my community, or a blog post, or it could be fodder for a tweet or a Facebook post. But first and foremost, it is an attempt to reflect on my work, to document it, and to make it better.
There are some follow-up questions to that as well:
- What is the truest thing I learned today?
- What moved me today?
- What progress did I make today?
- What problem am I trying to solve right now?
Nice bits of internet
- The beautiful and thoughtful Font Review Journal
- Katie Suskin’s stop-motion portfolio site
- A huge collection of work by the Hillary for America design team. Just thinking about how much work this is and how much of a crunch period a political campaign necessitates kind of boggles the mind a little bit.