The Creatives Curse: Perpetual Creative Existential Crisis.
A couple of days ago, I had a chat with Nick Hallam. I went to Uni with Nick and though we weren’t in the same year, we shared some mutual friends. I admired his ethic and drive - even more so when he started up Positive Posters and Sex, Drugs & Helvetica.
I follow Nick on Twitter and noticed him working extensively on a new app. As always, I was struck by his drive, work ethic, intellect, objectivity, thoroughness and design skill. I admire Nick and what he does.
We all love what we do. And sometimes, we create things that we think “heh, that’s not bad.” But there is a widespread phenomena in our industry. Working for years and years, creating and crafting countless things, award winning things that people love and adore, and really not feeling particularly proud of any of it in ourselves. Not really feeling satisfied or fulfilled.
Nick and I discussed...
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