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Photo of a letterpress
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Recently I discovered that the strength of my practice has been my interest in ideas. Perhaps this explains why, as a designer, I have enjoyed working across so many types of projects, mediums, and disciplines. This has led me to think more broadly about what constitutes design practice and what we do as designers. The intention here is not to critique design methodologies, but rather, to explore something seldom discussed in everyday practice, the importance of writing as a skill for designers. Here are a few observations from my own experience.

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James Ratsasane

Design Lead Aesop.

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