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.
Have strong opinions loosely held.
LELAND MASCHMEYER, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, CHOBANI
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
TAD CARPENTER, PARTNER, DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, CARPENTER COLLECTIVE
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.
NICK PANOS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
If you aren’t happy with your work, then how can you expect others to feel the same?
LYNNETTE POPE, SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, PORCHLIGHT
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
Train Big. Fight Big.
EVELIO MATTOS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN PACKAGING
Always think about CON-text: It’s a CON when there’s too much text.
AMY BALLIETT, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KILLER INFOGRAPHICS
Don’t talk about it, be about it.
EKENE IJEOMA, INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST AND DESIGNER
Photo: Dustin Aksland
Do something, do something to that and then do something to that. – Jasper Johns
MONICA SEABERRY, PRESIDENT, SEABERRY DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS
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
Be Visible, Be Visceral, Be Memorable.
SIMON THORNEYCROFT, PERSPECTIVE: BRANDING
Have reasonable expectations. Small steps win the day.
ANNETTE BERRY, GROUP DESIGN DIRECTOR, DROGA5