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<ul><li><p> Do good work5 ideas on how to make good work&amp; do what you like to do everyday</p><p>Observation &amp; insight from life as a creative professional Working in great agencies, with inspiring colleaguesSolving brand &amp; marketing problems Producing good work with others in key global markets</p></li><li><p> Quality Material. Careful Inspection. Good Workmanship. All combined in an effort to give you a perfect painting.John Baldessair American Painter Born 1931. </p><p>Thats the painting. </p></li><li><p>A simple message in beautifully rendered black type hand-drawnon a cream surface.The original is in the J. Paul Getty Museum L.A. </p><p>A postcardreproduction is on my office pin board.</p></li><li><p>Heres the thought</p><p>Each componentof this message reminds me of what we do as creative professionals and why:all combinedto give youa perfect painting or in our case, a perfect brand, design, structure, idea, image, campaign</p><p>We should seek perfection more often.</p></li><li><p>Mies van der Rohe one of the pioneers of modern architecture</p></li><li><p>Mies van de Rohe the great German-American pioneer of modern architecture was asked by Chicago students what is your secret? He simply stated: Do Good Work</p></li><li><p>So profound.So clear. </p><p>The ultimate is to do good work, and thats what we should strive for always.</p></li><li><p>Average work is just that - average.</p><p> The difference between simply adequate and good work - is more often about the intent, purpose and determination of the designer, the commitment to do good work, and the persistence that brings inspiration to life.</p></li><li><p>Its a matter of design, how we design our life</p><p>How do we measure our life?By what we do every day.</p><p>Essentially thats a design problem, and one we can have an effect on.</p></li><li><p>5 ideas on the design problem #1 Give yourself permission to make constructive criticism at all levels</p></li><li><p># 2Choose what you want to do &amp; how you spend your time. What do you like to do every day? You can design a life that works based on what matters to you!</p></li><li><p># 3Connect with individuals and mentors of all ages &amp; disciplines</p><p>Design is a problem-solving processCollaboration expands the range of inspiration &amp; opportunity</p></li><li><p># 4Find the quest in question &amp; the inform in information.</p><p>Curiosity is your friend. </p></li><li><p># 5Be consistent in your purposeDo some good workHave some funBe clear to others*</p><p>* Inspired by the words of Richard Saul Wurman architect, designer, polymath, coined the term Information Design &amp; founder of TED </p></li><li><p>Adrienne Bateup-CarlsonIdeas &amp; insights that shape brands.</p><p>Adriennebateupcarlson@cxaspac.comTwitter @CarlsonAdrienne</p><p>************</p></li></ul>