It is very important to embrace failure
and to do a lot of stuff —
as much stuff as possible
with as little fear as possible
Stefan Sagmeister was introduced to me during a portfolio review in high school. In high school, my portfolio was dominated by conceptual 3D sculptures and installations made with a mixture of creative, and often, found mediums. Besides aesthetics, it was important that my work told personal narratives or compelling stories. When Stefan Sagmeister was recommended to me, I was surprised and ecstatic to see that graphic design that transcended to the fonts on a computer and the borders of a page. Sagmeister's work was a world of mixed mediums, installations, storytelling, and graphic design becoming one. His unconventional choice of mediums to create typography and tell stories in graphic design showed me that my love for fine arts and design were not mutually exclusive. While I am still learning the rules and theories of design, Sagmeister inspires me to have the guts to take risks, and to create unexpected experiences through design.