Startup Advice [for designers, and everyone else]

About to decamp San Francisco and drive to the sunset haze of spray-tanned Los Angeles in pursuit of inspiring if financially-unstable work, I could use some words of wisdom from people who’ve been in a similar boat before. This is a cool stop frame animation with good [presumably] advice from international designers about striking out on your own. You techie startup-ers might want to give it a look as well.

Going Solo by Studio Botes, a graphic design and illustration firm in Cape Town, South Africa. Created for the Toffie Festival 2011.

Categorized as Design


  1. Haven’t been in a similar boat, but I have words anyway: (1) we’ll miss you

    your life is your life
    don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
    be on the watch.
    there are ways out.
    there is a light somewhere.
    it may not be much light but
    it beats the darkness.
    be on the watch.
    the gods will offer you chances.
    know them.
    take them.
    you can’t beat death but
    you can beat death in life, sometimes.
    and the more often you learn to do it,
    the more light there will be.
    your life is your life.
    know it while you have it.
    you are marvelous
    the gods wait to delight
    in you.

    @ Charles Bukowski [The Laughing Heart]

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