THOUGHTS ON DESIGN ~ oh my design blog
THOUGHTS ON DESIGN | oh my design blog

Monday, August 25, 2014


A little while ago the lovely Jen from Canadian creative agency smashLAB got in touch and was wondering if I would be interested in reading their creative director Eric Karjaluoto's latest book, The Design Method. My answer, was of course, and astounding "Heck yes", and then I proceeded to spend every minute on my daily commute with my nose in the book, completely ignorant of my fellow commuters. I really love learning as much as I can about design, and I love hearing about how other designers work, but I find so many design books really boring, really bossy or just not relevant. But this book I really liked. It covers Eric's workflow method step by step, which focuses on preventing costly and time consuming mistakes, helping you become a more efficient designer while pushing your creativity and problem solving skills. It gives great advice that every designer could use (think: creative block). Eric's writing style is great - he has a plain speaking, conversational style which is engaging, funny and straight to the point (no, he's not shy!), but he's not harsh or intimidating either. If you're on the lookout for a read that will help get your design practice a little more focused, a little more efficient and a little more effective - especially if you work in a studio or freelance - have a look at this one. You can buy the book here, here or here.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I agree that design books often seem a bit bossy so it's refreshing to see a new addition that is more engaging and conversational. Sounds like a great read, especially when a creative block creeps up!

  2. The book sounds really interesting - does it offer a lot of his personal perspective or is it more general?

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  3. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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