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Future of Design Now with Michael Surtees

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The rules of design are changing as fast as the speed of communication today. Michael will be talking about his offline/online experiences in New York and sharing the questions he’s asking to keep ahead.

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Future of Design Now with Michael Surtees

  1. 1. Hi michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  2. 2. Talk Time Line: After Randy Asked me My History NYC Renegade DesignNotes michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  3. 3. Talk Time Line: After Renegade My History NYC Renegade Continuing DesignNotes my Career michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  4. 4. Talk Time Line: Things Change Quickly My History NYC Renegade Hillman Curtis DesignNotes michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  5. 5. Talk Time Line: Things Change Even More... My History NYC DesignNotes michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  6. 6. The Future of Design: Now Being adaptive when there’s no rules michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  7. 7. Who is Michael Surtees? · Born in Saskatoon · High School: Walter Murray · College: Medicine Hat College, Visual Communication · University: University of Alberta, Visual Communication Design · GDC: Student Rep, VP of Education, Chapter President, National VP of Communication* · MADE in Edmonton: Vice President, Board Member at Large · Edmonton: Hotspur Studios, Kyle Loranger Design, Matrikon, NAIT · NYC: Renegade, Hillman Curtis* · Blog: www.DesignNotes.info *too short to mention but is an interesting footnote michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  8. 8. Getting to NYC michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  9. 9. Leaving Edmonton for NYC michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  10. 10. Alberta North GDC: A platform to learn and develop michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  11. 11. Alberta North GDC: A platform to learn and develop michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  12. 12. Happy Accidents - Where’s the information? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  13. 13. Recreate the small type w/ a stencil michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  14. 14. Reprint w/ spray paint x100 michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  15. 15. The poster in its natural environment michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  16. 16. The blog post that changed everything michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  17. 17. Networking story in Unlimited Magazine michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  18. 18. Fun times at Renegade michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  19. 19. Moving into a bigger space in Chelsea Market michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  20. 20. Renegade: Panasonic Support Redesign michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  21. 21. Renegade: Panasonic Support Redesign michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  22. 22. Renegade: Panasonic Support Redesign michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  23. 23. Renegade: Panasonic Support Redesign michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  24. 24. Renegade: Panasonic Support Redesign michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  25. 25. www.DesignNotes.info - test lab for exploration “game changers map out future opportunities by exploring the interplay between their current know-how and potential new applications for it in a changing world” + Kevin McCullagh http://www.core77.com/reactor/07.07_flux.asp michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  26. 26. Trying to understand my blog myself... michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  27. 27. www.DesignNotes.info before the fold michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  28. 28. www.DesignNotes.info after the fold michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  29. 29. Each post starts differently, but there’s a pattern michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  30. 30. After flickr it lands on the top of www.DesignNotes.info michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  31. 31. If someone else likes it, they mention it too michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  32. 32. But how do I know that anyone is looking? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  33. 33. Other Tools michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  34. 34. Collecting Ideas, guidelines and turning it into something 1. Keep an open mind, don’t be that expert that isn’t open to new ways of doing things. 2. Mistakes - they’re going to happen. Don’t get caught up in being so tight to be perfect, it will strangle any good idea that may come out. 3. If in doubt, use helvetica. 4. Carry a digital camera at all times. 5a. Say thank you. 5b. Exercise 6. Do something everyday that scares you. 7. Karma can bite you in the ass if you’re not careful, so try to treat people the way you’d want to be treated. 8. Blog, and blog often - you can never guess where or what something will lead to. michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  35. 35. Published in New York Magazine michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  36. 36. Comparing street and advertising work michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  37. 37. Comparing street and advertising work michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  38. 38. Comparing street and advertising work michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  39. 39. Comparing street and advertising work michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  40. 40. Making a story from the story michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  41. 41. Additional images that didn’t make the cut michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  42. 42. Additional images that didn’t make the cut michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  43. 43. Additional images that didn’t make the cut michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  44. 44. AIGA Wooster Collective Walk - background Info michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  45. 45. The book review that almost comes... michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  46. 46. Books on the wall michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  47. 47. What if no one came to www.DesignNotes.info? Blogging is not only a publishing tool, but a way to learn. It’s important to write about what you want, that way if no one comes you’re still getting something out of it. + Michael Surtees michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  48. 48. Talking about what interests me michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  49. 49. Taking it a step further: Interview interesting people michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  50. 50. Taking pictures of interesting Design: Swich michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  51. 51. Taking pictures of interesting Design: Swich michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  52. 52. Taking pictures of interesting Design: Swich michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  53. 53. Things happen - you meet them, interview next michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  54. 54. Some things aren’t stories though michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  55. 55. Manhattanhenge michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  56. 56. Over and under kill michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  57. 57. Story vs corporate speak michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  58. 58. Coming from the heart michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  59. 59. Why should you care about a shoe? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  60. 60. Participating michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  61. 61. What’s with the typography? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  62. 62. Old and new - no explanation of address... michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  63. 63. Another issue michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  64. 64. Expect the unexpected michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  65. 65. Expect the unexpected: most hit page??? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  66. 66. Expect the unexpected: some companies are watching michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  67. 67. Expect the unexpected: more about shoes michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  68. 68. Expect the unexpected: backing it up michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  69. 69. Expect the unexpected: thumb tacks michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  70. 70. Looking for a pattern... michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  71. 71. Living in NYC: from the apartment michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  72. 72. Living in NYC: walking tours about typography michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  73. 73. Living in NYC: walking tours about typography michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  74. 74. Living in NYC: walking tours about typography michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  75. 75. Living in NYC: Book openings michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  76. 76. Living in NYC: 11 Spring Street michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  77. 77. Living in NYC: 11 Spring Street michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  78. 78. Living in NYC: Daniel Rozin michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  79. 79. Living in NYC: Likemind michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  80. 80. Living in NYC: Likemind michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  81. 81. Living in NYC: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  82. 82. Living in NYC: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  83. 83. Living in NYC: Storefront for Art and Architecture michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  84. 84. Living in NYC: WGDFC 2006 michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  85. 85. Living in NYC: more art and technology michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  86. 86. Almost finished: A couple new things keeping me interested michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  87. 87. Sharing the story before it’s live, then making it last michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  88. 88. WIFI! michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  89. 89. What is next?!? michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  90. 90. Music online michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  91. 91. area/code michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  92. 92. area/code continued from years ago michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  93. 93. Talking about www.lunchstudio.blogspot.com/ michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  94. 94. Personal Google Maps michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  95. 95. Aggregates michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  96. 96. Things to consider Design Matters Podcast www.sterlingbrands.com/DesignMatters.html Everything is Miscellaneous http://www.everythingismiscellaneous.com/ CBC Spark and Search Engine http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/ Swissmiss http://swissmiss.typepad.com/ PSFK http://www.psfk.com/ Michael Surtees www.designnotes.info and http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  97. 97. One more thing “the more intelligent you are, the more frightened you are” + overheard in a lecture... michael surtees | www.designnotes.info
  98. 98. Thanks! Please say hello if you’re in NYC michael@michaelsurtees.com www.designnotes.info A pdf of this talk will be available at DesignNotes.info michael surtees | www.designnotes.info

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