"Don’t do it for anyone else but yourself, and don’t make decisions based on what you think other people want or expect from you. It sounds simple, but it is very difficult to tune out all of the external voices and ask, “What am I passionate about? What do I like and admire in design? What am I trying to say with my work?” Everyone will answer these questions differently, so that will naturally set you on your own path. If you are true to your own voice, which nobody else has, then that is the value you bring to the world. If you are fulfilling someone else’s desires, you can be easily replaced. Start small, and grow organically. If you want to create something truly unique, I guarantee it will take time to find your voice. "
Samantha Pleet is a designer in New York and this quote is from a new magazine called The Great Discontent. You can read parts of this interview online here. The whole magazine is geared towards creatives and its awesome. Definitely some inspiring thoughts being shared over there.