I’m writing this on a flight from Tokyo back to New York. A 12-hour flight is long enough to think and reflect about what I experienced in the amazing last five days of talks, creativity and fantastic ramen.
I came to Japan for the Awwwards Conference, to give a talk about Designing Like a Supervillain. It’s about Superheroes and their nemeses, order and chaos, the necessary tension between them, and how this can be extrapolated to the creative world. I hope people liked those stories and had a good time. I definitely enjoyed sharing them.
Speaking at an event like the Awwwards Conference is always a pretty fulfilling and eye-opening experience. Seeing all those speakers sharing their stories and fantastic work is very inspiring, but I particularly enjoy the moments in between the actual keynotes, sharing conversations with attendees and other folks in the industry. …
Fabio Santos in London asks via Twitter:
Which metrics do you use at Ueno to distinguish a lead designer from a senior designer?
David Navarro, Executive Creative Director at Ueno NY, answers:
Before I answer your question about how we define roles at Ueno, I’d like to put things in context and tell you a little bit about what I personally think about this titles thing.
Bear with me. …
Dear Ueno is an advice column for people who for some weird reason think we know what we’re doing. Read more about it.
From Keith Kerr:
“We often get clients that want websites that are government-related or seemingly pretty boring. How can we make content that seems boring more engaging? …