Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Thinking fast and slow

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When I design, I am both very slow and very fast. Ideas can take up to thirty years to mature, but when I come to draw them they never take more than three minutes to complete. After that it becomes boring. I always work alone in the middle of nowhere. I have a collection of secret places…My office is always in my bedroom and my desk always faces a view of nature. I try to wake up in time for sunrise, and after some cereal for breakfast I work out a little, take a nap, and then start work. Sometimes I have a project to complete; at other times I have something in my head that I want to put on paper. When it is done I send the drawing immediately to the client…I am a slow, vicious strategist.

Philippe Starck, Subverchic Design

Written by nevalalee

July 2, 2017 at 7:30 am

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