Taking Time Off Can Make You a Better Designer!
Here at Design Sojourn, we are always encouraging you to push the limits of your ability and capability in the aim of being the best designers we can be. So this post might come across to you in a slightly different tone of voice.
In a similar discussion, we spoke about consciously putting in the time it takes to be “The Best Designer in the World”. This time we like to encourage you to take a break and watch design guru Stefan Sagmeister take a break! (No pun intended!)
Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.
If you can’t see the embedded YouTube player below, please visit the TED page instead.
Taking a breather helps you rejuvenate, gather your thoughts and reignite that creative fire in your belly. It is interesting to note that from Stefan Sagmeister’s talk, taking a sabbatical is not about waking up late and lazing the time away. You need to plan to do some serious creative “work” that can help you grow as a designer.
Enjoy the video, while I go and plan my year off too!