A great pairing of posts I came across today on work process:
The Tragedy and Triumph of Mise-en-place by Mitch Goldstein &
No New Tools by Frank Chimero
I met Eyvind Earle through Disney several years ago. You’d immediately recognize his work from Peter Pan and most notably Sleeping Beauty, where he was responsible for the styling, backgrounds and color. But outside of Disney his work is just as amazing, especially his series of barns. His use of scale and perspective is really inspiring.
As a child his father required Eyvind to either read 50 pages of a book or paint a picture. He did both, and had his first one-man showing in France when he was only 14.
There’s a great mini doc (narrated by Earle) of his life and work on his site. Earle passed away in 2000.
A friend posted a picture of a desire path today and it got me thinking about the idea of “desire paths” and design. Desire paths are a great example of not properly planning user behavior - check out this article on medium by @jussiahola. “The paths that you have designed into your products are often not the paths that people actually tread along when they use your product.”