What makes a good designer?
For most designers, the answer is simply this: have a clear vision for your products.
But for other designers, it’s more complicated.
It’s a question that has fascinated the fashion and creative industries for decades, and one that’s now starting to get a lot more attention thanks to a new book by fashion designer David Lippman called, You Are Here: The Art of Designing for Everyday Life.
It comes out in May and will be available for purchase through Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.
The book’s goal is to help designers learn how to design better, but it’s also a way to make designers aware of the subtle but powerful effects of design on their lives.
Lippmen began his career as a commercial photographer, but eventually moved into the fashion industry and has built a successful career around designing everything from high-end jackets to lightweight jeans to leather-clad jackets.
Here, Lippmans interviews his fellow designers about the ways that they’ve learned to be better designers.
A few of the subjects we talk to have some of the most fascinating insights into how they’ve shaped their lives and their careers, and how they use their design to make a better world.