David Carson Inspired Me

One of the reasons I am a designer is because of David Carson. I wouldn’t venture so far as to say he IS the reason I am a designer, but amongst the many experiences that have contributed to making me the person I am, David Carson is one.

Now, I could go on and on explaining how David Carson has influenced me as a designer, but I really wrote this post to share a quote he gave from one interview, and also share a video of a talk he gave at TED. If you’ve never heard of it, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and it’s a conference where they bring the brightest from those three areas and they give talks on fields they are in and what they do. It’s all very inspiring stuff.

In any case, below is the quote from Carson I pulled from an interview on a site called I Love Design. He was asked how would he sum up graphic design.

It’s a way to help communication through emotional response of the viewer without necessarily having to read something.

And here is his TED talk.

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One Response to “David Carson Inspired Me”

  1. Anil Jan Says:

    October 4th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I need help on getting examples of Carsons designs (typo) and writting a bit of why its interesting and etc…. I find his work interesting but have nothing to write about it…. Btw I AM DOING A LEVELS GRAPHICS (College)

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