Beyond Design

Back in the days of the Bauhaus, designers were multi-faceted. The designers that many of us studied in school and admired for their modernist thinking about type and layout and grids, were also designing fabric and theatrical sets and exploring photography and writing plays. We don’t hear a lot about the other sides of these luminaries and we don’t hear enough about the other creative exploits of today’s designers as well.

I would be interested in hearing from others, what else they do creatively that feeds into who they are as creators, designers and artists.

For myself, I have embarked back into the world of the graphic arts – mostly in the aid of my photography. But I have discovered that I love printing, drawing and cutting linoleum block prints and making books and boxes.

Images from my first letterpress class at SF Center for the Book taken last year.

current: experience matters design :: senior level interaction design and systems strategy consulting former partner, tangible user experience; Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.