Free Inspiration: Interview with Michael Wolff of Wolff Olins

Interview with Michael Wolff of Wolff Olins

Interview with Michael Wolff of Wolff Olins

Curiosity and appreciation, these are the things that MIchael Wolff (one half the founders of design firm Wolff Olins) sees as his biggest strengths. This interview just released gives you all the secrets you’ll ever need to be a good designer. I felt like what he was saying was so true in my own life, that having an intense passion for learning and paying attention to what’s going on around you is the way to succeed. He makes it all sound so simple, but I think that what he says couldn’t be more correct. I love his metaphor, that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, it’s a dinner, but it’s only through the parts that the whole gets delivered.

Stop what you’re doing and watch this over and over.

Bobby

3 Comments Free Inspiration: Interview with Michael Wolff of Wolff Olins

  1. lofatal March 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    that was a great interview. the part that hit me the most was the statement “I am obsessively interested in everything” Its so true that when you are passionate about something its like you can’t help it. you have to pursue that passion, learning everything you can pushing further and further and ultimately discovering yourself more and more through all that you see and experience.

  2. Hernan Valencia March 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts was a favorite quote by my professors in college while describing Gestalt psychology in design. One of the things that interested me the most in visual communication was the innate and sometimes required ability to cover multi-disciplinary areas of knowledge and history. That’s the most exciting part.

  3. Tyler Young March 29, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    I literally paused the video to write down the quote “I am obsessively interested in everything” and was then amused when I scrolled down to see the first comment.

    This is a wonderful interview. I felt a powerful personal connection to the senses, interpretations, and curiosities descried by Michael Wolff.

    I certainly plan to watch this over and over.

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