Pay Attention To Detail

Attention to detail is what makes creative work brilliant. It’s the key to everything amazing. Being obsessive over the way your wor...

Pay Attention To Detail

Attention to detail is what makes creative work brilliant.
It’s the key to everything amazing.

Being obsessive over the way your work is created and presented might be fussy, it might even be irritating to some people, but it’s of utmost importance. Don’t let the people whining at you to, “just finish it already” rush your creative process - ignore them, take your time; paying close attention to those minor details is what makes the difference between mediocre and amazing.

By paying special attention to detail, by fussing over the minor points, you build an inherent quality into your product and content. Without that precision, you lose the magic. Everything falls flat.

Design and branding is all about the tiny, seemingly insignificant details.
It’s what makes something stand out from the rest.

Successful creatives always look at their work to see what they can improve; they always look back over past projects and tell themselves what they could have done better. Don’t be the kind of creative who rushes their work out without quality controls - keep paying attention to those little details. It makes the world of difference.


"I strongly believe that the attention someone gives to what he or she makes is reflected in the end result, whether it is obvious or not. Inherent quality is part of absolute quality and without it things will appear shoddy."
- Erik Spiekermann

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  1. Also, details create the whole look. Although I understand the importance of being dedicated to whatever you do all the time, there are still those times that I finish my work for the sake of getting it done. I should learn my lesson.

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  2. Oh yes, the details! I'm really noticing this as I'm screen printing, each one I do I'm spotting where things can be improved and worked upon, even if no-one else would notice I do and it's pushing me to my idea of 'perfect'. I think that's the best way to improve because you're learning where you went wrong and how to correct those mistakes!

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  3. Beautifully written and I couldn't agree more! I love the jewellery too xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  4. This was so inspiring. I completely agree with you - sometimes I just forget to really take my time and focus on the small details. I won't let little things get in the way of my creativity anymore. Thank you for this post.

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  5. I think there is nothing wrong with being a bit of a perfectionist. :)
    You can find my latest post decided being a better listener here: http://www.igaberry.com/2015/03/5-tips-to-be-better-listener.html

    Have a great day! Iga x

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  6. Those triangle necklaces are beautiful

    Xoxo

    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr

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  7. Lovely post as always. Erik Spiekermann's quote is SO spot on!

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  8. Screen printing is a perfect example of paying attention to detail, it's such a hard thing to get perfect.. but that's why I love prints like that. I was looking at your Folksy shop the other day and I LOVE your prints - can't wait to see what else you make!

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  9. I think it can become a problem.. but it's worthwhile investing time on paying attention to detail.

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  10. Thank you so much.

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  11. Thank you and I totally agree, it speaks volumes.

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  12. Sophie that is such a huge, compliment from you and it means so much to me, it really does. Excuse me while I just faint a little!

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  13. The Grandfather Totem Print is just wonderful, I'm honestly so excited to see more of your work! :)) Do you have your own screen printing equipment?

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  14. Ahh, Thank you thank you thank you.
    I have enough, but there are things I'm desperate to get hold off, I need a new printer as the one I do have melts acetate so I'm painting all the screens by hand at the moment, but hopefully I know someone who is going to get a light box so then I can expose the screens instead of painting them. Everything else though I luckily have, and can use at home, screens, inks etc. It's just a slow and expensive process!

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  15. I'd love to read/see more of your process - will you be blogging about it at all?


    My only experience with screen printing was with a GOCCO printer. It was fussy and awkward to use (and tiny!) but I enjoyed it. I've never really done much screen printing but I really enjoy seeing how people work with the medium :))

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  16. I wanted to but I was lacking in confidence, but your interest has given me such a boost; So I probably will be brave and do it. :)


    It's great fun, and I really enjoy the repetitive processes of it, and layering colours, it's really relaxing, and I do quite enjoy picking holes in the finished ones so I know where to improve.

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