Interlink may have changed my life.
For those who don’t know, Interlink is a boutiquey sort of web design conference: small, focused, and a lot of fun. It’s held in Vancouver, and it hosts amazing panels of speakers every year. This year’s conference was tied to the idea of “craft”, and a collection of hugely talented and popular design industry leaders shared their thoughts, beliefs, and processes on their craft. Post-conference and workshops, many a conversation was had between myself and some friends, dissecting these talks by the likes of Jessica Hische, Cameron Moll, Paul Boag and the like – conversations which made me realize that these industry leaders in the web design world share some common characteristics.
Doesn’t seem like too much of a revelation at first. I mean, people in the same industry having similar characteristics and appreciations? Stop the Obvious Train, conductor. But I’m not talking about our mutual love for craft beer, proper kerning, cool t-shirts and all that stuff. There is one main characteristic that I kept coming back to that all these leaders share – one thing that they all do – that has played a role in their success and notoriety. That thing they all do? Read the whole article >