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Chad McMillan’s Designs are His Babies

"Designing something is like having a baby. Asking me to try another design once I’ve birthed something amazing is like asking me to put the baby back in the womb and try again. That never works out for anyone."

That’s designer Chad McMillan discussing how hard it is to let go of, or recreate a design once it’s been “born.” This quote reminds me of some of the comments in our recent Open Discussion about destroying artwork and whether it’s part of a healthy creative process. Many artists don’t have the same view as McMillan, and feel okay about abandoning work in favor of newer, different, or better designs.

What do you think?

"40 Thieves" by TonyRiff