To mark the 100th post on this blog, I want to note another recent milestone – the big site at work went live this week. I have too many thoughts about that redesign project to share here on this blog – I’ll save those lessons for my students.
I learned a lot sitting in the creative director’s chair – selling design to an ever shifting committee, building consensus and learning how to handle criticism like “my wife doesn’t like it,” which, yes, really happened.
Sir Alec Issigonis said “A camel is a horse designed by a committee.” Everyone is a designer, and everyone is creative. Building consensus and solving complex visual and technical problems within a diverse group of smart, ambitious people felt a bit like trying to pass a stimulus package in, say, congress. But, I did it. And the camel has been set loose in the wild.