Monday, July 14, 2008

“WE are stronger than ME.” –Steve Gordon


At the 2007 HOW Conference, in Atlanta, Steve Gordon spoke on using other designers and creatives by networking with them for jobs and collaboration purposes. I never really understood this until recently. One of the guys I work with is moving on and looking for web design work. I have a fulltime job but do design work on the side and one of the other people I work with does copywriting. Each of us has found job leads for the others. We have found that even though our separate skills don’t fit the specific need one of us can fill the roll and the others can back up and help out.

Even though we are three separate entities our combined abilities are a great design firm. As designers we know others who are copywriters, web gurus, photographers and other creatives. Each of us has a different skill that we can use to help others and they have skills we can utilize. As a design firm of one I have increased what I can offer by two or more. Working for others is great also because it gives us one-man firms people to bounce ideas off of, making our designs even better.

WE are truly stronger than me.

2 comments:

RDQLUS (Stevie G.) said...

As a speaker, writer, consultant and fellow creative, I never think that my little insights and humble ideas carry much weight. My hope is only that what I know can help someone who sat in front of me hoping to glean some small nugget of info.

Bravo to you for taking a small idea in a session andmaking it work for you. I'm stoked and honored that you got something out of that talk.

Props to you and best of luck going forward!
-Steve G. (RDQLUS)

RDQLUS (Stevie G.) said...

As a speaker, writer, consultant and fellow creative, I never think that my little insights and humble ideas carry much weight. My hope is only that what I know can help someone who sat in front of me hoping to glean some small nugget of info.

Bravo to you for taking a small idea in a session andmaking it work for you. I'm stoked and honored that you got something out of that talk.

Props to you and best of luck going forward!
-Steve G. (RDQLUS)