The next few posts are gonna be about cool stuff that you may or may not know about.
(Picture taken from Design Boom with huge thanks, usual stuff applies.)
The man above is called Milton. Everyone say 'Hello Milton'.
Milton Glaser is a genius. He designed this, for example.
Design Boom have a brilliant interview with him which includes this advice for young designers:
"it's a tough business,
you have to be amazingly consistent and persistent.
you have to work like hell.
you cannot become an excellent practioneer without constantly
working hard all your life. it is not an easy way to earn your money.
and... you have to be well trained and you have not to be narrow to
references, because everybody else is doing that at the same time."
Which, in my humble opinion, is invaluable.