How do other designers work?

LinkedIn gave members a rare opportunity this week to experience the courses at lynda.com. Timing couldn’t have been better – I needed something to think about while sitting with my husband while his hip replacement mends. I got hooked on listening to designers talk through their thought processes.

My favorite section for intriguing insights is the series of critiques by John McWade, Before and After. He runs right in line with a class I’m watching on creativelive.com right now, Thinking Like A Book Designer, by Jessica Helfand and Michael Beirut.

One that I didn’t realize would interest me is about animation from the perspective of film makers. (A couple of the design courses referred to film techniques as a source of stoy-telling inspiration.)  The Creative Spark: Between Two Worlds, The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions – Film.