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Building an Artful Web

Building an Artful Web

Presentation from Camp Sass, April 2014 in San Francisco


Smith Schwartz

April 19, 2014


  1. BUILDING AN ARTFUL WEB @smithschwartz

  2. @smithschwartz Art School Bartender Musuems Development + Design BUILDING AN

  3. DIGITAL NOMADS @smithschwartz

  4. DIGITAL NOMADS @smithschwartz New city every month or two Work

    full-time while traveling Possessions down to essentials
  5. FREELANCE BUSINESS @smithschwartz

  6. FREELANCE BUSINESS @smithschwartz Always tinkered on web Design life backwards

    Start with individual clients Work with shops
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  9. MUSEUMS @smithschwartz Museum Experience Design Conservation Security Accessibility Delight

  10. WHAT IS ART ANYWAY? @smithschwartz

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  12. OBAMA LOGO @smithschwartz How do we accession a logo? How

    do we preserve digital work?
  13. ART IS TEMPORAL @smithschwartz

  14. ART IS TEMPORAL @smithschwartz Responsive design #drama Every work is

    born of its time We are both limited by and inspired by the technology and materials that are available Andy Goldsworthy
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  16. @smithschwartz ANDY GOLDSWORTHY Rain Shadows Time is a material Patience

    is a tool Technically, not challenging Respect
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  18. WOLF KAHN @smithschwartz “Your work isn’t messy enough” The best

    way to learn is by making a mess Then cleaning it up It’s why Sass exists
  19. ART & FEAR @smithschwartz

  20. ART & FEAR @smithschwartz **REQUIRED READING** Making Ordinary Art Not

    all art can be made by Mozart Nor should it be
  21. @smithschwartz "You make good work by (among other things) making

    lots of work that isn’t very good... ...it’s the more direct route to learning about your own vision. It’s also called doing your work. After all, someone has to do your work, and you’re the closest person around."
  22. tl;dl @smithschwartz Bring an artful approach to all you do.

    Be an ordinary artist. smithschwartz.com/camp-sass