Those that intentionally resist change sometimes end up going too backward, making them inefficient and even more stressed.
As creators, we need to balance use of both contemporary and old school tools. To focus on one over the other puts you at a severe disadvantage.
If you work with just pens and paper, you may struggle envisioning the end product. If you use the computer only, you’ll miss out on connecting the dots between diverse parts. Drawing ideas out helps facilitate and organize thinking. The computer packages concepts and makes them feel real.
Always brainstorm on paper first if you can. This is the moment you need speed and imperfection, matching up the speed of your thoughts with your hand. The computer is more for output. As soon as you have a sketch, you’ll finally be able to synthesize it on the computer and give it a digital reality.
The right mix of digital and analog tools makes you more productive and more creative.
Giving is better than receiving.
When you’re sketching something, you have to choose which marks to make on the page. It forces you to make decisions about what’s important and what’s not.