Posts by AndrewPMayer

Use Your Vision as a Compass

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Active Vision, Featured, Featured Articles, Uncategorized, Vision | 0 comments

Use Your Vision as a Compass

When I put up a post on Facebook asking my friends what they thought a “Vision Designer” would do almost all of the responses I got mentioned glasses, or eyesight. While their intentions were clearly humorous, their responses made me realize that one reason that so many people have trouble embracing the idea of an intentional vision for focusing their work and goals may be that the word “vision” has multiple, seemingly contradictory, meanings. Most commonly vision describes what it is that we actually see—the optical scope of the world that surrounds us. It’s...

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Visionaries Tied in Knots

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Active Vision, Featured, Uncategorized, Vision | 0 comments

Visionaries Tied in Knots

Ever heard of the Gordian knot? It was a piece of rope so perfectly tangled that it became a legend in the city of Gordium, where it tied up people’s attention for hundreds of years. And when the great conqueror Alexander the Great encountered it, young, and fresh off of his first conquering spree, he couldn’t even find the end of the rope to begin the unravelling process. Frustrated, and unwilling to be daunted, he drew his sword and “untied” the knot by slicing the whole thing in half. That action fulfilled the prophecy, and (according to legend) assured his place as the...

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Investing in Vision

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Active Design, Featured, Featured Articles, Vision | 0 comments

Investing in Vision

When you’ve created and shared a successful experience with the world, one question people love to ask is “Where do your ideas come from?” For those of us who generate creative concepts regularly, we know that’s the wrong question to ask. The greatest hurdle to creating a great experience isn’t imagining it. Having a captivating concept appear in our heads comes just after breathing in terms of how often it occurs, and one of the great motivations for doing focused work is making them stop. What takes real effort and skill is defining your dream with enough detail and passion that you...

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Statements of Vision

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Statements of Vision

  Over the last few months I’ve been crafting a vision of what”Active Design” actually is. After spending (too much)time working on an answer to that question, what I currently have is this: Active Design transforms inspiring ideas into compelling visions. Even though it’s at the core of my work right now, part of that statement that I’ve found myself struggling with the most is tthe word “vision”. Most people don’t really understand how important a strong vision is for their creative projects, and why having a clearly defined statement is...

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Active Design Podcast Episode 010: Will Marshall

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Active Design, Music, Technology | 0 comments

Active Design Podcast Episode 010: Will Marshall

http://media.blubrry.com/the_inevitable/p/pcast.andrewpmayer.com/Podcasts/ActiveDesign010-Will_Marshall.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I’m back with an interview with breaks DJ and music producer WIll Marshall. You can find his digital home at www.willmarshall.me We get into the deeper aspects of music and technical production, discussing marketing, performing, coding, music, and more! http://pcast.andrewpmayer.com/Podcasts/ActiveDesign010-Will_Marshall.mp3 [audio:...

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