Words to Live By From Top Designers

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Every year for a half century GDUSA has used the first magazine of the year to spotlight People To Watch. It’s our subjective selection of the newsmakers, influencers, leaders, talents and/or just plain intriguing individuals who will shine in the coming year. The issue will be published  early in February. Meanwhile, here’s a preview of mantras or sayings-to-live-by from a dozen of our 2017 honorees.

 

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Have strong opinions loosely held.

LELAND MASCHMEYER, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, CHOBANI

 

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The harder I work, the luckier I get.

TAD CARPENTER, PARTNER, DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, CARPENTER COLLECTIVE

 

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Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.

NICK PANOS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

 

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If you aren’t happy with your work, then how can you expect others to feel the same?

LYNNETTE POPE, SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, PORCHLIGHT

 

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People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou

MARIA VERASTEGUI, ECD, ACORDA THERAPEUTICS

 

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Train Big. Fight Big.

EVELIO MATTOS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN PACKAGING

 

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Always think about CON-text: It’s a CON when there’s too much text.

AMY BALLIETT, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KILLER INFOGRAPHICS

 

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Don’t talk about it, be about it.

EKENE IJEOMA, INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST AND DESIGNER
Photo: Dustin Aksland

 

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Do something, do something to that and then do something to that. – Jasper Johns

MONICA SEABERRY, PRESIDENT, SEABERRY DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS

 

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Everything is everything. How you live is how you think is how you speak is how you act is how you design.

ADAM PADILLA, CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF BRANDING, BRANDFIRE

 

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Be Visible, Be Visceral, Be Memorable.

SIMON THORNEYCROFT, PERSPECTIVE: BRANDING

 

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Have reasonable expectations. Small steps win the day.

ANNETTE BERRY, GROUP DESIGN DIRECTOR, DROGA5

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