I was at a seminar recently where a man asked, “Do you ever stop to wonder why you do what you do?” I immediately replied, “No, I just do what I do.
You can’t really stop to wonder about the things you do and don’t do. You have to stop to wonder about why you’re doing what you’re doing.
We’ve all stopped to wonder about why we do what we do. Most of us are so busy we don’t even realize we’re doing it.
One way to stop to wonder about your actions is to actually do them. As a designer, the most effective way to get under your skin is to design stuff that you don’t want to be designing. We like to think we are being productive and efficient when our work is so ugly and useless, but in reality we are always in the process of design, always in the process of making something better.
As a designer I think this is important to remember. The most important thing you can do is not be so busy that you don’t realize what you are doing. The second most important thing is to notice what you are doing and then try to fix yourself.
Adam Doyle is a former employee of my buddy Michael Miller, designer of the game-critical “My Favorite Thing” series. He is currently a contractor for a company called Vassar Dental and has designed several of their logos. As a big fan of Doyle’s work, I was always impressed by his work and was very excited to see him in a trailer about his work. The best part of this trailer is his name-drops.
Adam is best known as being the creator of the My Favorite Thing logo, and I think this is a great example of his creativity. He has designed logos for various companies before, but this is his first one for a company. I hope this is the beginning of a trend for the logo-maker.
Another nice thing about Adam’s work is it seems like we’re getting a lot more of it. Just look at his work for the Dental team. They’re already known for their awesome logos, but they now have a new one for the company known for their products, and it looks great! This is also a great example of his creativity. I’m thinking his next logo will be for the Dental team as well.
In 2010, I did a blog post about Adam Doyle, a web designer and graphic designer who has been known for his ability to do logos and other web-related projects that are really imaginative and really cool. I wrote about him in great detail (and even included his first logo for the company, but that was a long time ago) and now that he finally has a company logo, he’s going to keep on creating more awesome stuff.
I think it’s no secret that Adam Doyle is very creative. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NY Times Design Bestsellers lists. I think that his next project will be for the Dental team, and I have a feeling he’ll be doing a lot of cool stuff like that.