what makes a designer good? what makes a designer successful? i had many conversations on this topic with people. at the end of the day, i believe it is as much about ones design sense, as it is about the ability to get up in the morning, work through times where inspiration may not strike you, and to just get things done and stuff out there. talent, i believe, needs to cover someone’s work ethics just as much as their business sense and their design capabilities. (and no, i’m not saying that i necessarily have all of these covered myself …)

but I really liked and agreed with chuck close’s quote from andrew zuckerman’s wisdom:

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

(see the longer quote at designsojourn.)