Frank Chimero: Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a graphic design student?

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If you meet a per­son who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life. Sym­pa­thy is med­i­cine.

Seek­ing advice is addict­ing and can become a proxy for action. Giv­ing it can also be addict­ing in a poten­tial­ly pre­ten­tious, soul-rot­ting sort of way, and can replace exper­i­ment­ing because you think you know how things work. Be sus­pi­cious of lists, advice, and lists of advice.

Every­one is just mak­ing it up as they go along

Great advice, great site.