How To Make It: 15 Rules For Success From Creative Industry Insiders

Allan Yu

Designer at Svpply

Rule: Go small and stay home.

"Fuck the mantra 'Go Big or Go home.' You ever realize that the people who say that are the ones that don't go big at all? Take the big picture and break it into small pieces, stay home, and work on bits of it everyday. Fail at what you're making, too. Fail a lot, and it's okay, remember, you don't have to go home if you're already home!

You don't set out to build a wall. You don't say 'I'm going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that's ever been built.' You don't start there. You say, 'I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.' You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall. —Will Smith

And don't forget, every wall is part of a building, which is part of a street, that is part of a city, and so on and so forth. Unless your wall is a piece of art, then it can stand alone. "

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