SummaryBy William Channer | 22 Jan 2012 | Length: 25 mins Stefan explains how to launch your design career and run your own design company. He also outlines the benefits of taking sabbaticals and how to plan them. Note: Sorry about the police sirens in the background.
Launching your Design Career
It helps if you really want this. Some sort of hunger or desire to do good work is very helpful. You need to have common sense and an ability to get things done. You need to be unstoppable, in that you can climb walls and overcome hurdles.
Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer. He is the founder of Sagmeister Inc. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny. Sagmeister has received several Grammy Awards for his work.
Born : Bregenz, Austria
Education : University for Applied Arts in Vienna
Favorite Film : Magnolia
Favorite Gadget : Macbook Pro
Favorite Meal : Tiny Bow (Chinese Soup Dumplings)
Favorite Place : New York City
Favorite Software : Right now: Evernote
Favorite Website : TED
First Job : Alphorn magazine, Austria
Role Model : Tibor Kalman