This reminds me of my friend’s story. Her dad has an oil company in the United States. He said that one of their tactics is future speculation. So, they’ll imagine a terrible oil spill. Then, they’ll make a series of in-between plans, given where they are at the present moment, to make sure that oil spill won’t happen.
Ah, so like reverse thinking. Amazing. Yeah, I am working in a way similar to the oil company. It’s almost as if you’ve set a beginning and an end point, and then you just need to figure out what the logic in-between is. It’s a new way for me to work and to be excited, since at the beginning I was not that keen on showing old work. It’s a good way to enjoy thinking about them again.
When I work, I tell myself, “Don’t have specific plans.” I’m always really careful when I talk about my work to not say what it means because one should not know what it means. This became fundamental for me. I should never ever know what it means or what it does. I should just know where it comes from. This is what took me a long time to understand, but it’s what I needed to make work.
I feel heavily indebted to the generosity of other internet users, especially those who make YouTube tutorials, which I and many other designers rely on heavily for so many skills. There are so many different aspects of the web that still feel extremely generous in that way.