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Addicted To Chaos - Inspiration From Dan Wieden

Posted by Todd Anderson on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : Motivation 
Earlier this year Dan Wieden spoke at Cape Town's Design Indaba conference. Wieden's words have inspired me for many years, so it was a rare opportunity to hear one of the most respected authorities on advertising and creative thinking speak in person.

Wieden is probably best know for co-founding one of the worlds most admired advertising agencies; Wieden+Kennedy and coining the Nike tagline "Just Do It." Incidentally Wieden pitched the idea to Nike in 1988 after he had read a newspaper articl...
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Why This Designer Writes

Posted by Todd Anderson on Monday, August 3, 2015, In : Motivation 
If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you'll know that I'm a designer who also like’s to write.  

Creativity has always been a part of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing and mark making and it's been a life long passion that ultimately turned into my profession as a designer. The recent addition of writing about all things creative has been a natural and organic extension of my love for what I do.

Don't get me wrong. My practical design work still comes first an...

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My Design Life

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Motivation 
In a recent interview for a design magazine I was asked, "who and what inspires me". It's a question that I am often asked and my initial reply is usually "everything", from my family (my wife and son are without a doubt my biggest inspiration) to the great icons of our industry such as Paul Rand and Soul Bass to the the work of Henryk Thomaszewski, Jan Lenica and Henri Matisse (the list could go on and on and on…) I wake up inspired almost every morning and by the time I am in my studio, o...
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What is Success? - Designing Your Success

Posted by Todd Anderson on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : Motivation 
In a new series for the design life, I am going to be writing about success, specifically success within the field of design. In this first installment I want to discuss what success really means? Then over the forthcoming series we will strive to break down what it takes to achieve and maintain success.

I did an exercise a while ago to try and visualise what it takes to be a success within my chosen creative field. I thought it would be fun to feature it in the opening illustration to this ...
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My Interest In Vintage Design

Posted by Todd Anderson on Monday, July 20, 2015, In : Vintage Design 

This is my first post featuring my deep interest for vintage branding and packaging design. My fascination began whilst a student where we would often visit the Robert Opie museum of vintage packaging at the Gloucester Docks in England. From that point on I was hooked and it's since grown into a leisure pursuit (some might say obsession) of mine, with my poor wife and son often having our trips away interrupted with me snapping away at old boxes and signs. The invention of...

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