On stage she’s a force of nature charged with blinding intensity. Off stage she’s a sweet and delicate human being, blessed with irresistible charm and absolutely disarming kindness.
Lack of standards, wrong standards and then slow adoption of good standards — no wonder the diacritics (ăĂ, âÂ, îÎ, șȘ, țȚ) turned into an endangered species. Magazine headlines, television supers and advertisements obliviously disseminate incorrect Romanian spelling, or non-Romanian letters.
I left the Academy of Arts 25 years ago and I mostly practiced design since — with a short (by comparison) intermezzo in advertising. I spent a lot of time in 17 out of those 27 for hiring designers so I think I qualify to give some advice.
I love design, yet I'm filtering it, I'm opting out of it, I'm killing it. I confess: I'm torn.
Talking to one of my colleagues a few days ago I had an epiphany regarding one of the most important — yet underestimated — designer skills: order. Meaningful order.
In 2018 alone I boarded 50 flights and spent more than 200 hours in the air, enough to circle the globe 3.4 times. So my friends started asking me — do I have any travel advice? Well, here is what I learned.
A few days ago Aneta published — in her article Colaj 2018 (in Romanian, available on Facebook, Medium, Blog) — her thoughts on the year that has passed, a small year, even though it was, paradoxically, a full year. I would argue that 2018 epitomizes a whole decade of busy irrelevance.
A mini-gallery of four black and white iPhone images captured during my 2019 New Year's vacation in Thailand.