"I think that's the more valuable part. It's not the sitting together and working around each other, it's the critique. "
"The majority of our students come to us with a four year degree and their mid-career, they've been doing something and realizing that it wasn't delivering all that they wanted. So they come here looking for a career change."
"Every brief is different. Every client is different. Every challenge that they're working on is mostly different. And I think that just continually inspires me to think, oh, how can I apply what I know to best solve this problem? "
"How do you get all the bullshit, unnecessary ideas and jargon out and get real clarity in terms of what you're saying and why, what you need to pay attention to, what you don't and why? That informs all of our work."
"If you fail as an entrepreneur, you have to go get a job, and it's not that scary because you already don't have a job."
"We are inside the machinations of making products and services and systems for people and how do we use our powers to build this more equitable, sustainable world that we want?"
"Where I've always found the right thing is I've teamed up with people that I believe in, and I trust them 100 percent."
"You can begin to focus on the areas where there's growth opportunity and the creativity is for purposes other than just making corporations grow."
"Design can fail. It’s debatable whether one can fail at art."
"Being a design educator is a lifestyle and when you sign up for academia there's an expectation that you need to be there for the people around you and the students."