The talent of our collective is the sum total of many creative individuals.
Each with a unique story.
I love the countless stories advertising has to tell.
When I meet someone, I like to look at their shoes first and then work my way up.
I know it sounds corny… but I love the satisfaction I get from helping people.
I don’t work. I play.
Do I think I’m awesome? I can’t actually say I’m awesome. But I’m pretty awesome!
Design can be as beautiful as art; and it should be.
We are only as successful as we are quick in learning new things… curiosity just accelerates the process.
I like to break everything down into problems you can solve.
People have lost touch with food, they don’t know what to do in the kitchen. And design can help start a conversation with the industry about that.
DK is a factory of “why not” and “how far” and “what if” and “let’s do it”.
I believe in bringing my full self to my work.
The ability to think critically moves the world forward.
It's such a privilege when your main role is to come into work and to be relied on for your brains... I feel very privileged.
You have to have the guts to go up to anybody in the world. What have you got to lose? If you don’t make an impression, they’ll just forget you.
The mistakes you make sometimes add style to the things you do...
Chicago’s studio for IDEO is quintessentially Chicago: We’re very practical, a little humble, and we can hold our liquor!
At the end of the day, business is about human connection.
I strive to find a balance between music and work. It’s all an opportunity to be creative.
If you remain open minded, if you’re willing to adopt a new approach, you’ll find new ways of doing things.
Ask yourself: How can you use your life as your inspiration for your work?
I always really wanted things to be right in the world.
It’s easy to measure a transaction, and very difficult to measure experience. But experience is what drives long-term relationships with brands.
It’s an exciting time to be a designer.
I am not American. I am not Italian. I am Japanese. And that’s my uniqueness – especially when I step outside my country.
At SYPartners, strategists have to think and act as designers and designers have to think and act as strategists.