Our incredible editorial and creative director Debbie Millman is famed for her poignant visual essays and illustrated poems. These works are part art, part philosophy—and part extremely personal insight into the plights of humanity. The raw power of her hand-lettered messages has inspired the design community for years.
Today, in the wake of a truly unexpected election result, Millman’s latest work appeared in an article for Fast Company about what designers should do now that the blow has fallen.
“It’s been really tempting to stay in bed and cry and pound the pillows shrieking HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?” Millman said. “And that’s pretty much what I did yesterday. But today…today I do what all designers can do: mobilize and make a difference. We must enact the change we want in our culture.”
What’s your plan for surviving the turbulent post-election atmosphere?