Chicago Cultural Center
When we were kids, we were told that we are all special snowflakes—unique individuals with our own distinct characteristics. Coca-Cola thinks so, too. Sort of.
- Ibn Battuta
These are too funny! Would I want to stay there? Likely not..
Check out some of their others in the link below.
Designer Tommy Perez has lovingly created an ongoing alphabet project titled “AtoZoë” to teach his daughter letters through play.
Really fun, makes me want to try my own Oreo creations! More here
On a side note, when I found this project, I actually came across two different portfolios of designers each claiming that it was their own project. This came as a shock to me, but I was secretly proud for realizing that they were from two different countries with different names..etc. Although the chance of collaboration crossed my mind, it was pretty apparent that one of the two designers was lying. I have since contacted the original creative and let her know, she then contacted the designer and it was removed from her website promptly…..from her very well designed, legitimate looking website, full of nice projects.
I’m willing to bet that some of her other projects were stolen too, and it really makes you wonder how many other creatives are out there doing the same thing (actually makes me sick thinking about it.. likely way more than any of us want to know about). Especially in this day and age when all of our ideas are online for the world to see. It’s not like before with emailed pdf’s and printed portfolio books. Technology and online portfolios have made ‘stealing’ easier than ever (and I guess catching people easier too).
This worries me too when it comes to designers presenting work to potential employers. Our field is very competitive and it’s easy to have doubts when it comes to your own work, but stealing someone else’s work and claiming that it’s your own will not get you anywhere. I think that in the long run if someone lands a job based on false work, that it would be apparent over time and they wouldn’t sustain the position for long.
Basically, just have confidence in your own work (yes, this is the hard part as a designer sometimes). If you are ever tempted to steal, or even copy, someone’s work, then ask yourself why you like it. Make a list of what makes it awesome and try to learn from their solutions to create your own UNIQUE projects. The end.
- Mike Monteiro - Co-founder of Mule Design
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