Posted 07.03.2012 @ 3.27PM
i thought your comment was really articulate and well stated. and you made good points!
sometimes on a forum at can feel a bit lonely, but it is more the nature of the medium itself than the people.. keep posting you have some great stuff to say!!
Posted 06.03.2012 @ 2.21PM
yes i was really lucky to work with her she was a really inspirational person whose ideas and thinking shaped my whole career really
Posted 03.03.2012 @ 5.50PM
yes, it is old, but i am glad it reappeared as i have only been involved since january and this is a good discussion:) thankyou.
LOL at the word "sausagefest". Have I had my head under a rock? I could not stop laughing at this new descriptive.
i think i started following around January because Australia in Front started following Old School on twitter. I was curious, and thought the forums looked interesting.
I like discussions.
generally, I believe that women get involved when they feel supported and heard. They do not like to assert themselves, however, luckily this is changing, they are asserting themselves, and it is socially acceptable for them to do so without being seen as pushy. Whereas even ten years ago it was different. I know this is why I tend to be more generally involved over the last few years because I am heard and not ignored.
Posted 02.03.2012 @ 8.28PM
hey james, zack and oneweioranother
yes, i know lisa and stuart, i used to work with them at RMIT back when i was straight out of Uni. Lisa's background is fine art from New Zealand, and Stuart was a graduate along with Dean Milson, and Dave (cannot remember his surname).
Her theory was that design is "speculative".At heart Lisa is a theoretician that loves "speculating". But I don't think they would be the first studio that uses personal projects to advertise and self promote. Anyway, Lisa went on and had a baby and after suffering enough politics at RMIT went and worked for Parsons School of Design in New York. She now has her PHD. She was really great to work with as she was very inclusive.
I wrote about her article and thinking in my article called "I Once Hated Graphic Design.
And stuart went on and did Is Not Magazine with Jeremy Wortsman (one of my ex students at RMIT) of Jacky Winter. And he is still doing great publication work with Chase and Galley. He always had a great visual flair, and used to dress like a New Romantic. He was very nice. They all made a good team. Teamwork is important it helps fortify your approach.
But in my opinion, it was about more than doing good work. It was about being the flavour of the month which they were. Our industry is very fickle.
Lisa had this way about her. She was not confrontational she was the iron fist in the velvet glove, and could push in a very gentle way. That helps. She was not threatening at all, and so found it very easy to say no without causing upset. She had excellent negotiation skills which also helped.
I would say that they would have made minor changes to work. But because they were considered "cool" their clients would have loved what they did. It was great work.
I have to say that I have only ever had one issue with a client not liking my work, but that was in a studio i was working for at the time and I blame the culture of the studio..
By the way, oneweioranother, I read that article in the design observer and i thought it was really salient. we are in for some big shifts i believe. have you noticed how the cost of everything is getting so high, yet our wages are static? Money is definitely getting tighter and tighter and that will impact our profession without a doubt. Everyone is going to be REALLY poor.
doom! - veronica